Links for November 7, 2016

Cubs outlast Indians in Game 7, win first World Series since 1908

[Ben] Zobrist got a Series-high 10 hits, a year after he helped the Royals win the championship. Zobrist was among the players brought to the Cubs by Theo Epstein, the baseball guru who added another crown to his collection. He also assembled the Red Sox team that broke Boston’s 86-year drought by winning in 2004.


The Last Survivors of Meridian 59

Some nefarious players occasionally attempted to force the game’s population to quit the game, in order to cause a type of virtual Armageddon. “This actually happened four or five times in the game’s ongoing life span,” Dymerski recalled. “Each defeat generally required a huge update or change of ownership to draw the population back.” These moments have formed part of an oral history, shared between players within the game and outside, on external forums. Dymerski refers to the “great destruction of server 107,” “the subjugation of server 109,” and so on.


American Jerkform: A Manifesto

Playing games is so 1990. American Jerkform is part of the new wave of unplayable games. (Note: Do not attempt to play any of the following games.)… All Jerkform wants out of life is for you to love it. Jerkform is not meant to be understood. It’s meant to be grokked.


Space Station Fisheye Fly-Through 4K (Ultra HD)