Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Game Grumps for introducing me to this glorious gem (warning: NSFW language at the link)! This game was originally intended for the Oculus Rift, but it can be played with a standard PC. The idea for this game is very unique, and I always love me some good unique. One player is at the PC, and only that player is allowed to see the screen. Everyone else is playing nearby within earshot, but they cannot see what you see. The main player is in a closed room with a suitcase bomb and various modules connected to it that are used to disarm it. Your friends are the bomb defusal experts, who have a 23-page manual detailing how to disarm it. It is up to all of you to communicate effectively enough that you can correctly disarm the bomb within the given time limit. This game continues to exceed any expectations I have. It is truly exploding all over the internet!
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Blurred Lines" song. Pharrell Williams, a defendant who lost his case in court, said that creativity was stifled by this verdict, and it became more dangerous for anyone to make anything that was inspired by anyone. Although I have not followed the case in any real detail beyond a very nice parody from Glove and Boots, it's easy to see how anyone who is creative for a living has to be very careful they don't accidentally make something too similar to someone else's work. Although our world is vast with many ideas, there really is still a finite amount of possibilities, and with so many creators, those possibilities are being explored very rapidly. I bring this up to ask the question: how valuable is it that we continue to make new art?