Gamasutra posted an interesting story last week about the controversy regarding Orson Scott Card's involvement with the XBLA game Shadow Complex. (Which I have bought, but not played.) Peter David, a comic book scribe who also worked on the game and CLEARLY HAS BALLS OF STEEL, wrote not one, not two, but A NUMBER OF COMMENTS in response to the article. (And in the true spirit of teh internets, sparked a frisky back-and-forth pissing contest.) Kudos to him and his courage to wade into those waters.
While I am not sure how I feel (if anything) about the "controversy", I certainly believe in everyone's individual right to express their opinions, with words, their wallets, or otherwise. However, I do find it interesting that all the talk of this issue seems to be ignoring a key piece of information: though Orson Scott Card may be an opponent of gay rights, he is also something else. A total hack.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Damn, yo. That Guild Wars 2 trailer looks pretty sick. But you know who else has dragons? The Dragonica Online open beta. I tried it for the first time yesterday, and I'm hooked. Granted, it's totally my kind of game, but it's basically a more compelling version of Maple Story. Gorgeous (somewhat lo-res) 3-D graphics, a 2.5-D environment, hack-n-slash combat with some depth, cute/mean monsters, etc. Check it out!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The folks at IGN have made a nice little chart comparing the features of Wizard 101, FusionFall and Free Realms. Note that their only error about FF is that we now have text chat available for ALL players, assuming younger players get parental permission.