Nyalan

One of my favourite adverts on Japanese TV when we visited was for a travel company called Jalan. Their spokescat, Nyalan appeared to be a middle manager who after a hard days work needed to check-in to a middle of the road business hotel to chill out. I’ve recently discovered that he’s been branching out into other activities. ‘Classic’ Business cat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyndakiGbaw Tiny luggage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd43Y-zvYxE Cat takes onsen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcyJg_326wM Tiny sidekick http://www. »

Refactoring

Getting things out on a deadline can be hard. In Assassins Creed 2 you’re constantly holding down B, even when you’re not. The idea came to make the blending system completely automatic, activating on its own depending on your proximity to the crowd. However, the coders weren't happy about the prospect of rewriting an important system within the game. The solution turned out to be astonishingly simple. "I'm at my desk thinking, why don't the players just hold the B button? »