…week of Feb 22, 2021

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Welcome to my weekly letter! This week we are talking about an obligatory topic — Daft Punk’s breakup! Sorry, kidding, although that’s huge too for a lot of people. The latest expedition on Mars! Without further ado…

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  1. Tensions rise as rival Mars probes approach their final destination (The Guardian) — it’s the space race of this era!
  2. How NASA’s Perseverance rover will send Martian rocks back to Earth for the first time ever (CBS News) — TL;DR: In 2026 or 2028 NASA and ESA plan to launch ‘Sample Retrieval Lander’, which has a rover to…

When an AI runs into chips withdraw…

Welcome to my weekly letter, where I share a few noteworthy articles and my own commentary. Without further ado…

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  • This Researcher Says AI Is Neither Artificial nor Intelligent (Wired) — the title of the book should probably be called ‘The Dark Side of the AI’ since it seems to be collecting examples skewing towards the negatives. For perspective, the same AI has also made so much great things — the first time Google Photo show us its capability to recognize people in our pictures, and even able to recognize the same person years…

“How Low”?

Welcome to my weekly letter, where I share a few noteworthy articles and my own commentary. Without further ado…

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Welcome to a new episode of the Nostalgic Game Review, where each month I muse over an old game I played long ago. Other than indulging my own nostalgia, this column also hopefully shed some light on game design and reflect on how gaming technologies have evolved.

Without further ado…

King’s Bounty (御封戰將)

src: Moby Games

This is another game by New World Computing, Inc.(same as Might and Magic III from last month’s episode) I played the version released in Taiwan, with 5 1⁄4-inch floppy disks that looked like the following…


Welcome to my weekly letter, where I share a few noteworthy articles and my own commentary. Without further ado…

Weekly Read

  • What is Epic Games’ Metaverse, and Is It Worth Billions? (IGN) — Epic’s ambition to create a metaverse, similar to what’s on Roblox’s IPO paper, was revealed a while ago (we noted it in this March issue). My impression is that if we are calling anything metaverse, Roblox is probably closer than what Epic currently have with Fortnite, despite being a popular game (ok, platform, or whatever you want to call it, Epic 😉 ) One would predict that to…

src: Giphy

Welcome to my weekly letter, where I share a few noteworthy articles and my own commentary. Without further ado…

Weekly Read

Enrique Tang

A not-so-casual gamer, doodler, dreamer, I appreciate living in this era of tech, with freedom to access, to play, and to create. Visit me at https://heta.link

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