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In January of this year, photos started bouncing round the internet of this deeply weird thing happening in the sky above Glasgow. Photoshop trickery?

The bizarre truth:
- yes, everyone really saw these
- no, they're not faked or manmade
- they absolutely don't exist.


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Here's the same thing happening above London (the other one, in Ontario, Canada) in 2018.

Again: these *aren't* spotlights shining upwards. They alse aren't the Northern Lights.

Also, they aren't actually there, even though everyone can see them.

Deep, deep weirdness.

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From a year early, again in Ontario (North Bay this time):

Yes, they come in different colours too.

Really gorgeous, right? Like an incredibly relaxing version of fireworks that even dogs could get behind.

(And yes, dogs should be able to see them too.)

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The "I'll pay $10k for someone to add MP to BotW" thing is not so much funny as scary. It shows how little the average person knows about the cost and effort that goes into game development, which drives a lot of player discourse and pushback against devs.
We have industry associations who should be doing more work to educate the populace around what we do, and media could also be more helpful with this (although some journalists genuinely try). I think devs are generally quite open about how we work and the effort involved.
It also shows a complete lack of understanding for how IP works. Even if you were willing to spend $100M to add MP to BotW, you wouldn't be able to, because only Nintendo has the right to do that (or to permit someone to do it via a license of some kind).
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To my knowledge, there is still no standard format for game scripts. I've written for games for about 20 yrs and I've seen dozens of different formats, from straight up Final Draft screenplays to bespoke Excel spreadsheets to .txt files.
(Don't make your writers write original stuff in spreadsheets, ok? It's horrible. Let them write in Word or .doc or whatever and then create import scripts that bring them into Excel/Sheets and add tags or whatever. Writers generally do not want to write in spreadsheets.)
Over the years I've developed a bit of my own taste for a format I like, and I've used it extensively when writing #thelongdark. It's not "THE WAY" or anything like that, just a way that works for me. I thought I'd share a but about it for anyone that's interested.
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Sorry to those who are disappointed you can no longer play #thelongdark on GeForce Now. Nvidia didn't ask for our permission to put the game on the platform so we asked them to remove it. Please take your complaints to them, not us. Devs should control where their games exist.
They offered us a free graphics card as an apology, so maybe they'll offer you the same thing.
There's really nothing newsworthy or shocking about our decision here. The shocking part is people's reactions to it. Nvidia admitted they made a mistake releasing without our permission, apologized, asked us if we'd like to stay on the platform, and we said "not at the moment".
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