Hello and welcome to our Tenth (yes, ten – we’re into double figures!) Tuesday Trifle; our weekly dose of inspiration and variety. Why not let us know your thoughts on this series by leaving a comment below, or give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter.
I’m one of those people who loves playing video games, but am generally awful at it. I get rather over-excited when I hear of a potential release of a game that I just HAVE TO have, like Goldfinger, then proceed to suck at it and spend the rest of my days watching my husband smash all the high scores. I’m so hoping this isn’t one of those times, but if it is, I’m still glad to have seen the awesomeness that is “Purity First”, the latest trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Coming straight from Comic Con this really is one of the most enthralling video game trailers I’ve ever seen. Set in 2027, the world is obsessed with human augmentation; synthetic limbs, improved brains… just imagine Bionic Woman meets Argos. But it’s not all photographic eyeballs and world records, as these ‘improved’ humans are in for chemical addiction, poverty, and possible enslavement. Obviously.
It’s a great piece of promotion, which is accompanied by a faux website for the primary corporation in the game, Sarif Industries. Together with the other trailers that can be seen on the Deus Ex website, Eidos has created an atmosphere that builds incredible anticipation for the game, which is released later this month.
Slide to the train
I saw this a while ago and I love the idea of it. It may not save you much time, but it’s bound to put you in a positive mood on your commute to work.
The name of the slide is officially called the ‘Transfer Accelerator’, made by Dutch railway company ProRail.
The slide offers travellers the opportunity to quickly reach the railway tracks when they’re in a hurry. But above all, the slide is a great instrument to make the city more playful.
This is a great addition and unfortunately may not be so welcome in most places and subject to being dominated by kids and vandelism. But still, the idea of making a commute more fun is a fantastic idea, what else could be done as well as a slide? A see-saw on a train platform prehaps?
Visit the site for more information and a video of the slide here.
There’s no place like London…
Posted by a helper @Lawcol888 at the ‘flash’ clean up operation that was arranged in Clapham by volunteers.
I had a few gizmo’s and fab ideas to choose from this week, but in light of recent events I decided they could wait, as this was a glimpse of something far more inspiring: people coming together to support a community.
In other news…
Vote for us online at the Cardiff Design Festival
If you have been following us on Twitter or Facebook, you are no doubt aware that we entered our video for Signable into the Cardiff Design Festival 2011 a while back. Now the site has opened to public voting so you can vote for your favourite piece of work.
Do you think our design fulfilled the brief? Visit the site here and show our video some love.