Friday, May 22, 2009

Can Videogames "Do" Subtletly?


(via offworld)

As someone who cried like a little baby bitch when Aeris died in FFVII, I've never had a hard time accepting videogames as a medium capable of delivering a visceral emotional wallop. But this article from Offworld uses Jason Rohrer's oft blogged about game Passage to consider the argument that videogames can paint emotion with a much finer brush, given the opportunity.

"It's a familiar debate: games can deliver big, bold visceral emotions - fright, frustration, triumph - but are subtler sensations - regret, embarrassment, alienation - beyond their remit? As ever, what puts the kibosh on this whole discussion is that games don't contain emotions at all. The emotions are supplied by each individual player, and since each individual player will respond to a game in a unique way, there's no empirical answer to be had"


Evocative stuff.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Follow-Up: Hailing to the Chief

Has everyone had the chance to check out Bad Paintings of Barack Obama? I posted a while ago that I would have my own submission soon. And, Well, days turned into years and look where we are now. But here it is, my own hail for the chief:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hey! You Guys Remember YouTube Star Ian Crossland?

The subject of our first ever proper blog posting? He's still the worst! But he's now like, even more worst than ever before because these days he's not just brooding and pensive and looking right at you. Nah son - now he's brooding and pensive and looking right at you and SINGING.



My only gripe is that he doesn't gaze into the camera with his chin down and his eyes up more often. (JK you guys he does it every twelve fucking seconds).

Ian Crossland, later on tonight when you are googling your name and beating off into a mirror, please find this and read it.

And I know - someone that makes internet content himself shouldn't be throwing cyberstones through the iGlass iWindows of your Meta-house. But fuck it. You are the worst. You are even more the worst than we are.

Worst, Ian Crossland. Stop it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

You Guys I Found The New Hotness

No Free Ride

http://thenewcollisions.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 18, 2009

What Have You Grodos Been Up To?



















This is where we've been lately. We'll show you when it's done.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

RIP Geocities

geocities.com
1994-2009
via dreamhost blog

Monday, May 4, 2009

NEW VIDEO! X-Men Pranks: Wolverine