Animadversions.

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Holy watered-down-culture, Batman!

May 28th, 2004 · No Comments · Art, Gaming, Politics

Doug Kern has a solution for the problem of teen violence - America needs better cartoons.
Little boys are aggressive, not because their cartoons make them so, but because their Creator saturated them in testosterone. Is ham-fisted state-sponsored nannying the only way to make citizens out of the little hooligans?
This touches on issues I wrote about [...]

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E3 pictures ahoy!

May 15th, 2004 · No Comments · Gaming, Technology


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Home again.

May 15th, 2004 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

I didn’t get a chance. I’m so very-very tired, so I’ll probably hold off on a full report until… um… later.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of a Scientologist waving at me after my friend screamed “HEY SCIENTOLOGY DUDE” while we were walking around Hollywood.

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AFK

May 11th, 2004 · No Comments · Gaming, Technology

I’ll be at E3 for the rest of the week. I’ll update from the show, if I get a chance.

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The scene.

April 14th, 2004 · No Comments · Gaming, Technology

The demo scene has long been a source of incredible projects, usually presented via efforts that are sublimely well-coded.
The .kkrieger beta, however, is impressive on a whole different level.
Dynamic lighting and shadow effects, impressive audio, full 3d rendering - all on par with fairly modern 3d games - contained in a file that is LESS [...]

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Play money.

June 17th, 2003 · No Comments · Gaming, Technology

Julian Dibbell wrote a piece in Wired last December about virtual economies within MMORPGs, focusing on the venerable (and profitable) UO economy in particular. He included a sidebar article about the Mythic/Blacksnow “situation.”
Now he’s writing a book on MMORPGers, their willingness to fuel real-world sales of vitual items and the folks that peddle those [...]

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SPCQR

May 22nd, 2003 · No Comments · Gaming

For folks who asked me for details about Imperator at E3 and were given the ol’ “no comment,” IGN just posted an interview with Mark full of information that will hopefully sate your thirst for new details.

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E3 2003

May 18th, 2003 · No Comments · Gaming, Technology

Another year, another expo. I got back in at the crack of dawn on Friday morning, after taking a Red Eye flight and basically spent the last few days recovering. As usual, it was a good time. The kind of good time that results in feeling like you’ve been beaten with a whiffle [...]

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So pretty.

September 26th, 2002 · No Comments · Gaming

Colin and Barry did a swank portrait of some of the DAoC characters my intrepid hetero lifemate and I play.

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