Posts Tagged ‘video games’

No time for intros into today’s post because there is so much to discuss.  Enjoy. Converse. Share your thoughts in the comments below. Rinse. Repeat.

Where we would be today if the FCC had regulated the Internet from the get-go?

Pokemans Black/White to be released in the US March 6th.  For all of you pokemanz hoarders out there.

What’s this?  The Catholic Church is out of touch?  Tell that to the kids…

Class Warfare Begins: Conservatives Want To Tax The Poor

“From Time for Change at Democratic Underground, part of a very long piece about the division among Democrats. I thought this nailed it: Yes, the administration and Congress have accomplished a lot — but where are the programs and legislation that will help the people who are drowning out here?” – Class War: Guess what side Obama’s on

Is Jon Stewart today’s equivalent of Edward R. Murrow?

Should we replace GDP statistics with gross national happiness statistics?

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For those of you who follow video games this weekend was kind of big.. heh.  The Spike TV VGAs (click over to joystiq for the winners) hosted some world premiere trailers for 2011.  You’ll be sure to mark these release dates on your calendar for the upcoming year.  Set aside some time to finish up whatever you have been playing.  Things are about to get extremely real.

First, we have the trailer for Forza 4.  Due out in Fall of ’11.  Now I’m guessing the only real bit of footage from the game is in the last few seconds.  You can barely make out the on-screen menu, but it’s there.
http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=708345

Okay Okay.  So you aren’t into racing games.  That’s cool.  How about watching Scorpion beat up Kratos (or vice-versa, depending on your level of “old school”)?
http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=708349

Or maybe you were one of the MILLIONS of people who loved Valve’s Portal and couldn’t get enough of that sweet song sung by GlaDOS at the end of the game (Still Alive).  Well here’s a little fun that was had with the Portal2 trailer.  Zero gameplay but who really cares?  It’s not like Valve does bad work.
http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=708347

Phew.  The awesome is starting to get kind of out of control.  I’ve got 2 more for you.  Clearly saving the best for last.  You can pick which one is better.

Next, we have the third and final installment of the Mass Effect Trilogy.  That’s right, Shepard is back in Mass Effect 3 and it looks daaaaamn good.  But when hasn’t it?
http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=708362

Last but not least, we’ve got the follow up to the best comic video game transfer yet.  That’s right.  The Dark Knight is back again in Arkham City.  The badguy in this installment is Hugo Strange who knows, well, everything about the Batman.  Oh.  If you haven’t given Arkham Asylum a read in real life, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice.
http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=708341

Big thanks to gametrailers for hosting the videos.

Sorry for the slow posts today.  Lots going on over here (conference calls and new hardware eating up time).  Here is another Assorted Links of Curiosity for you.  Econ, more WikiLeaks analysis, probability theory, video games in law, ineffability, maths and physics…. OH MY!

Thanks, guys! Enjoy.

Tomorrow I’ll be back for some more WikiLeaks updates, and a new ish series… OH THE EXCITEMENT!

I’ve been playing video games pretty much all of my cognizant life.  So when I hear about video games being the go-to scapegoat for violent adolescent behavior (does anyone remember Jack Thompson? Or the particularly interesting spat he had with Mike and Jerry of Penny-Arcade fame?) I clearly get a little peeved.  Gamers, as a community, have an overwhelming spirit and warmth that is often overlooked.  A prime example is the yearly Child’s Play Charity that has raised over 7 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world since their inception in 2003.

It’s interesting and refreshing, then, to see such a heart felt article posted by a mother of a gamer explaining the mischaracterization of gamers and skills being learned from games that her son may not have been able to learn anywhere else.  Not to mention it’s about Starcraft and Day[9] which are both TOTALLY RAD YOU GUYS! Read on ahead.

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