Archive for August, 2007
August 31st, 2007

Both Kotaku and Wonderland have linked to this New York Times article about using the fall-out of World of Warcraft’s Corrupted Blood plague to predict how people might react in a real-life outbreak. On the one hand, I join my fellow bloggers in saying, “Duh.” On the other hand, I stand behind my earlier claim […]

August 30th, 2007

This is why I love Penny Arcade. Their latest comic is a play off the TV show–itself fascinating on way too many levels–To Catch a Predator. “What were you going to do with this little sister?” “We were just going to, you know, hang out.” “That’s not what this chat transcript says.” Classic. I’m hoping […]

August 29th, 2007

Yes, we’ve got tags. Right here in River City. That starts with “t” and rhymes with “p” and stands for “pool” (that stands for pool!). Anyways, it’s all very exciting. At the bottom of posts, there now appear link tags. Click them and they’ll take you to a list of posts that share that tag. […]

August 29th, 2007

Watching the opening sequences of Bioshock, I felt like I was in the presence–as the game itself so ironically posits–of “something great.” The mystery, the music, the shots (just that giant whale moving between glass-encased buildings was enough to win me over): for the first time in, well, possibly ever I didn’t have to think […]

August 28th, 2007

Seeing how Bioshock is set in a the-individual-comes-first, collectivism sucks, Ayn Rand-y kind of universe, it makes total sense that capitalism would have such a strong presence in the game. Whether it’s the endless (ly ironic) ads that dot the Rapture walls, or the economic flow of cash/Adam that allows players to buy new powers, […]

August 27th, 2007

This Friday’s Click Me was about… Well, the title is pretty self-explanatory, right? We all have stories to tell about gender-swapping on the internet: whether you present cross-gender online, or you cyber with people who do, or you’re just worried about getting caught up in a sexy scene with someone of questionable real-life gender. According […]

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