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An Game Creator Is You

April 25, 2013

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There aren’t any big words for this post, really.  Since I’ve sort of vaguely hinted at it before, I’m just posting this to let people know that there is this thing called Twine.  It lets you make games.  With texts and clicks.  Like this one.  Some clever folks have put in graphics, but that’s not […]

Holding a mirror up to society…

April 16, 2013

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Did cocaine use by bankers cause the global financial crisis? Herd mentality, which thrives during times of uncertainty, is certainly much more explicable when you factor in the trembling insecurity and depleted discernment that go hand in hand with a coke habit. I think it’s a little ludicrous to blame cocaine, but at least now […]

Ouroboros

April 16, 2013

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Ouroboros

A Sad Display I don’t know Raph Koster, but this story makes me kind of sad.  It makes me sad because of how pointless this debate is, and because the people who I generally would have sympathy for are coming across as childish, defensive, hateful, and cliquish.  Maybe someone can explain to me why this […]

Playing Games

April 11, 2013

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I’ve loved video games my whole life, and this is easily the most exciting period of game development I’ve lived through.  For whatever stupid reason, I swore to myself I wouldn’t write about games, even though they have been occupying a significant amount of my attention (both intellectual and recreational) these days.  This has led […]

Gene Genie

September 21, 2012

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There’s a new fad in psychology and psychotherapy to discount the role of genes in many psychological disorders because they’ve been unable to link any specific gene with predisposition to disorders like schizophrenia and depression, and the resulting lack of a perfect cure for these debilitating disorders.  To my somewhat jaded eye, this bears a […]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Blowing Up The Middle East

September 13, 2012

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How did one moron manage to fuck shit up so badly?  There is no way buffoonery of this magnitude can be perpetrated by a normal human being.  It’s one of those cosmic fuckups, where your scheme seems so brilliant, but the universe pulls the whole thing out of your grasp just to make you watch […]

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