Having it signed was the neat part; that’s both flattering and appreciated. I’ll let folks know how it plays.
[UPDATE: Link fixed.]
Simply… this. There are, in fact, ten amendments in the Bill of Rights, and they’re all in there for a reason. I despise gun-grabbers intensely; but neither am I particularly impressed by people who seem to labor under the mistaken belief that the First Amendment does not protect the Second as thoroughly as the Second Amendment protects the First.
And this isn’t the first time that this has happened, either.
Except the standard “Don’t ever f*cking trust a Commie,” of course.
Sorry, but I actually found that copy of Kingdoms of Amalur that started gathering dust once Mass Effect 3 showed up and have been playing that instead of Skyrim*. Well, at least until the DLC for the latter two start coming out.
Yeah, I know: very glamorous.
*Which I have finally started to pick clean. Only took me, what? Five, six hundred hours?
I’m at a bit of an impasse, here. I have sucked out all the juices possible for Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic 2. I’ve long since gotten everything that I was going to get out of Dragon Age 2; I’m now just waiting for the next DLC. Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition is months away. Right now, I have two choices: try to get back into Assassin’s Creed 2, or else fire up Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The problem with the former is that I probably really do need to pick up something like Xbox 360 Controller if I want to play the game; the problem with the latter is that I had it reserved for January or February, when the ME3 shakes would start really getting bad.
Anybody got an opinion? – You don’t have to have one, by the way. As I said, this is a First World problem. I should just be grateful that I have access to clean water, food, and clothing.
…yeah, I heard about that Tea Party Zombies game thing. I got as far as looking at the zombies that you could fight, noted from the visuals/descriptions that the fine old tradition of game designers never having gotten laid in high school was apparently still in full force*, got tipped off that the gameplay sucked ass, and went to finish my Dragon Age 2 playthrough so that I can get started on the first Deus X. Because, really, life is short.
(failed Will roll)
But the years are long.
*Which happens to most nerds, frankly. It’s just that most of us get over it eventually.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) At least, those of you who play video games would play this.
Don’t try to lie about it, either.
PS: I’m pretty sure that it’s not real. Which is a pity: I need a new waiting-for-Dragon Age 2 game, now that I’ve done my third run-through of KOTOR 2 and have decided that I have no interest in a Dark Side run.
Apparently, we have to wait a year until the game’s out, darn it.
…and no final DLC announced yet for Mass Effect 2. I just finished my second KOTOR 2 run-through (with desultory thoughts of doing a third, only different character class and gender); what am I going to do until Dragon Age 2 comes out?
Finished KOTOR 2 and finally pulled off my old files from my old hard drive. Not that people particularly care about either, but this is the Internet, and talking about things that other people don’t particularly care about is just one of the many things that we do here.
Of course, now I have to play KOTOR 2 again to see all the stuff that I missed the first time not to mention correct the dumb mistake I made throughout the game in thinking that what my light-saber wielding Jedi needed was more and more DEX at the extent of STR, all the while wondering why I was never hitting anything in melee*. It’s either that or break down and start playing Assassin’s Creed 2… which was meant to be a gift for my wife in the first place.
*Trust me: the people who played 3rd Ed D&D are pointing and laughing at me right now.
Sorry that the title isn’t snappy, but it happens.
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether California can ban the sale or rental of violent video games to children.
The court will review a federal court’s decision to throw out California’s ban.
The court in question is the 9th, which has a long and in/glorious (depending on who you ask) history of having its rulings smacked down by the USSC. Preliminary assumption is that they’ll sustain it, given that there was a roughly similar case last week involving animal cruelty that got struck down – but it’s the Supreme Court. You never know what those wacky guys and gals over there are going to do.
PS: My opinion is that I don’t need the legislature to help me decide whether or not I should let my kids have access to violent video games. And that I don’t need the courts to validate my decision, either; that door swings in both directions.