You know: the one where I don’t care about any of the one billion games I’ve already got on Steam, Epic, Orgin, GOG, Bethesda, and Uplay and start wondering about new time-sinks. In related news: how’s Tropico 6? GOG’s having a sale on the previdammit I just bought Sid Meier’s Pirates.
Look, I feel that there is an Understanding, or there should be. I am now in this lane. A certain segment of the population is now in that lane. I am retired, so I stay out of their lane; and they should stay out of mine. Particularly when it comes to things like video games, which are frankly a convenient whipping boy for whatever general damfool feels like being a damfool in public this week. If you don’t like ’em, don’t play ’em; and if you don’t want your kids exposed to ’em, don’t let them play ’em. Aside from that, mind your own damned business.
I have spoken.
…on GOG.com. I take it that this is, like, a big deal or something? I vaguely remember that people were talking about Neverwinter Nights, back in the day – so I grabbed it. That was the right call, yes?
Annnnnd link here. The short version: she totally is. I’m not joking. The woman sponsored blatantly unconstitutional legislation along those lines when she was a Senator.
A. Bury it in the desert:
A cache of Atari game cartridges, including copies of one of the worst video games ever made, have sold for more then $100,000 after being discovered in a landfill site in the desert.
The ‘one of the worst video games ever made’ thing, of course, refers to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. A landfill copy sold for $1,535 – which is weird, because if you click on that lin you’ll see that you can get in on Amazon for around eighty bucks. Not that you should spend eighty bucks on that game either, by all accounts…
Found here. Short version: Lovecraftian icons and themes can be useful for video game RPGs. Also: I finally got around to putting my Patreon link in my profile over there. Seriously, why I didn’t do that from the start…
Gabe of Penny Arcade:
Last night I was a guest speaker during a PTA meeting at my son’s school. I spoke about video games, ratings and the importance of paying attention to what your kids are playing. I thought it went really well and I figured I’d break down my talk here in case anyone wanted to take some of my ideas and do something similar at their kid’s school.
You know… people probably should. I remember what many parents (including mine!) got pretty wrong about roleplaying games, when I was a kid; I imagine that it’s a lot worse for video games, given that there really is a lot more in the way of objectionable material that’s accessible to kids. Sharing one’s knowledge on this topic seems like a mitzvah.
Got delayed a bit.
Not picking it up right away, though: the budget indicated that it was this or Dragon Age Inquisition, and DAI won the toss. Mostly because that’s the one my wife plays, too.