Lukas Mönch blog

Exploration and Discovery in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Breath Of The Wild’s Title Scene I recently finished the latest game in the The Legend Of Zelda series, Breath Of The Wild, on the Nintendo Switch. While playing Breath Of The Wild, I noticed many Game Design elements that I encountered in other recent open world games too, like towers that reveal parts of the map, the combination of sandbox and linear storytelling and the nature of space in the game world itself.

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HBO's 'Euphoria' is the new 'Skins' - and why it's not


HBO’s new TV show Euphoria, which first aired this summer, is often compared to the 2007 British show Skins. Is this a fair comparison? This post contains spoilers form the first season of Euphoria and the first two seasons of Skins. Euphoria Season 1 Episode 8 First, I want to look at the different themes that the two shows are about. Answering this question on the surface level is easy.

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How I turned my old Stereo Amp Into A Smart Spotify and AirPlay Player


Smart everything is the new standard for all kinds of devices, even in the good old HiFi amplifier segment. New amps have fancy connectivity like WiFi, Soptify and AirPlay support built-in. But why buy a whole new amp if your good old HiFi stereo still works just fine? In this project I use a Raspberry Pi as a smart audio source that can stream music and podcasts with Spotify Connect and audio directly from iOS devices via AirPlay.

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Vancouver, Canada. shot 22.09.2015

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