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I made a startling realization today: E3, the world's greatest gaming confab, starts tomorrow...and I just don't care. And it is not just me, but seemingly a lot of other people don't care as well because the pre-convention chatter is almost non-existent this time around. Usually by now, the interwebs would be thick with expectation, anticipation, and countless E3 leaks about one hot game or another. This definitely is not the case case this year. In fact, the only reason I was reminded that E3 was just around the corner was due to PR
I’m always on the lookout for some scratch, a little something to get my crate further along the New Eden power curve. That’s how I wound up in the awful backwater system of Eitu III.
While on the way to drop off some hitchhikers looking for a free ride to Oiniken, I get this vidmail from some yap in Eitu by the name of Okita…Okito…Okaydokey, whatever. Anyway, he said he got my name from a contractor I did business with a few years back - I can’t recall the guy, but that’s not surprising since I tend to remember ISK better than names
There has been a lot said about the manifest left-wing lunacy of Hollywood, but it has always struck me as very interesting that another portion of modern entertainment media, indeed, a portion that is beginning to eclipse Hollyweird itself, is largely free of preachy left-wing nonsense. No, I’m not referring to television; I’m speaking about gaming. Why is it that the average game is actually quite conservative in its outlook? Perhaps it’s because liberalism is just incompatible with the highly-competitive world of gaming (after all, how do you make a game where no one is allowed to do better
If the first apostles of the Roman Catholic Church had been gamers, Christianity would have died in the crib. Why? Because the apostles would have taken great pleasure in denigrating and demeaning all non-Christians, instead of doing their utmost to welcome new initiates into the fold.
What is it about gaming that makes more experienced players so impatient with novices?
I was recently perusing the official forum for a certain game (let’s call it ‘Game X’) and was shocked to see numerous postings attacking this “noob” and that “newb”. Mind you, this game is merely months
Do you need a war to wargame?
Provocative question, no? But I ask this in all seriousness. For, based upon my own experiences, I would have to answer with a definitive “maybe.” Here is why:
I first discovered wargaming during the early to mid-eighties, a time when President Ronald Reagan was making it amply clear that Soviet adventurism was no longer going to be tolerated. The day of détente was over, the time of active engagement had arrived. The Cold War, which remained in a deep chill for most of the seventies, suddenly seemed ready to flare hot.