Hey, time for a frivolous birthday pledge drive!

Got a good one, this year: I just found out that BioShock Infinite is NOT a MMORPG, which means that I can play it!  Happy!

…It’s sixty bucks.  Sad!

I should pledge drive that.  Sneaky!

…People have been looking daggers at some of the possible ideological biases*. Obstacle!

I have a wish list with other games on it (like XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dishonored, Assassin’s Creed III, & Diablo III), that people could pay me to buy and play.  …”Huh!”?

Ignore the logical peculiarities of the free ice cream model of online monetization for a moment and concentrate on matter at hand: to wit, pledge drive until my actual birthday Thursday; and revenues will go towards cleaning out that wish list of mine. Machinations!


OK, that last one didn’t really work.

Moe Lane

*The brutal truth of the matter is that if you are setting a game in the heyday of the Progressive era, and if you are trying to be anything like authentic (or even authentically evocative), you are going to have a metric sh*tload of racism going on in the game, including the more obscure stuff like the various flavors of European immigrant group. And the proponents of what was usually incredibly casual racism very do not exclude the Progressives themselves; ‘eugenics’ didn’t become a dirty word in American politics until about 1945, which is one major reason why domestic American history between 1896-1932 is not taught very comprehensively in our modern public school system.

3 thoughts on “Hey, time for a frivolous birthday pledge drive!”

  1. You should immerse yourself in Father Coughlin between now and then to get in the right headspace (I’m sure audio is available somewhere) (I should seek that out)

  2. Let us know how it is.

    I highly recommend Dishonored. Great game. Sadly, I can’t share some of the best things about it without spoilers. But if you like stealth based games, and being able to approach problems from a number of different angles, you’ll love it.

  3. If you get it at Green Man Gaming (Steam key), you can have it for a mere $46 at the moment ($14 cash back).

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