Reaction videos have a unique advantage

I started watching reaction videos - albeit very occasionally - maybe a year ago. Since then, many issues with this specific genre started surfacing and stirred up a big discourse on the 'net.

Horizon Zero Dawn

I've played a bunch of Horizon Zero Dawn last year. I wanted to try it since it came out,[1] even though I didn't know much about it beyond 'it has robot dinosaurs'.

Stats from walled gardens

When I looked at my Goodreads stats this year, for the first time in well over a decade I saw this: I didn't realize it's been over a year since I stopped using

Playing Factorio feels like hobby programming

Endless loops of running between bottlenecks, issues, outages. Lots of bug squishing. Dopamine highs when you complete your latest change and see the whole monster of a thing you've created spring back to life. Count me in.