Microsoft’s new logo
Microsoft is trying to prove it's hip to be square, and like an aging man who's grown his hair into a ponytail and gone under the knife, it's changed its look – with a new logo that's less saggy and floppy, and more angular. Office Cat reckons it’s all part of preparations for the launch of Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface. He’s usually right.
Adidas has teamed up with British designer Nash Money to create a pair of social media trainers, which Office Cat can only assume are aimed squarely at Nathan Barley. Actually, they're to celebrate the use of social media in the London Olympics – the kicks feature a small screen that lets the wearer display tweets from adoring fans just before they start racing, in a totally non-distracting way. Or maybe they’re for people who like to stretch while reading their mate’s "well brown" tweets. Totally Mexico.
Rockstar Games is cheerfully milking our anticipation for Grand Theft Auto V, releasing new images from the game in dribs and drabs. A few more cropped up today – check them all out here.
Adidas tweeting trainers
If, back in the dim and distant past, you remember commanding armies of robots in RTS classic Total Annihilation – you'll love this. Some of the people behind that game have come up with a "spiritual sequel" called Planetary Annihilation – and with US$700,000 of its US$900,000 goal raised on Kickstarter already, it looks like we'll be leading our legions into space again. Planetary Annihilation, as the name suggests, ups the scale of the destruction – even letting you turn asteroids into rocket propelled weapons to destroy entire planets. Office Cat prefers chess, but can see the appeal of knocking all the pieces over.