Arthur Nishimoto is a student at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He designed this Fleet Commander game as a student project for something called the TacTile touch-screen display; as Kotaku says, since the game is not for retail, he gets to use Star Wars ships and sounds. So basically, Nishimoto has created what looks like the awesomest, most fun, multiplayer Star Wars game ever, and unless you’re a student or faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago and have access to the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, you will never, ever, get to play it.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.