By the time the police comes around there's nothing to be found anymore... *sniffle*
We just had the discussion yesterday how game makers are more and more copycats who latch on whatever area of video gaming seems to promise a sale. It might not work for certain franchises, but do I really care just which zombie shooter I'm playing?
Then I guess I'll have to deal with it the way I deal with "always online" DRM:
I'll have to abstain.
The main reason "caveman" didn't die from high blood pressure is probably that something else got him first.
Human, like every animal, is built to guarantee the raise of another generation. Not more. For that, reaching the ripe age of 40 is plenty. More than plenty actually, considering that our species gets fertile around the age of 12-14 years of age (that we don't accept that 'cause we want our kids to be kids longer isn't natures fault). So actually reaching 30 should do. 40 is already a bit of a luxury and would almost enable us to get another generation raised. Some may even reach 50, or even 60 and serve as teachers to propagate learned wisdom.
Huh? Yeah, we can write now. We're talking "caveman" here, don't we?
So don't worry about high blood pressure or living unhealthy lives. You'll still get to be 30 or even 40. What more could you expect, caveman? Anything more is a luxury!
Given enough copycat games that business scheme doesn't work out. Once I used up your 30 minutes, I move on to the next and use my 30 minutes there.
I don't mind believing in some deity. I mind those that insist that they have to make a religion out of it and get on my nerves.
To illustrate it: It's ok if someone feels the urge to follow some set of rules made up by his deity.
It's NOT ok if he feels the urge to make ME follow said rules.
If you're willing to die for your religion it's all right by me. I'm not. But I'm more than happy to kill someone trying to force his imaginary friend on me. Maybe you could say that's my kind of religion: Not having to have one.
I enjoy a good laugh, but there's things that are simply not funny. If you think your mom's death is a laughing matter, well, that's for you to decide. I just know mine wasn't.
Gee, I dunno. Maybe ask some of the big studios that squeeze out sequel after sequel of identical games that look in no way different than the identical games offered by the studio next to it?
It's not like that phenomenon is unique to the handheld gaming market. You get the same kind of crap on PC as well. A thousand similar FPS combat about as many RTS clones for popularity.
And since AI is hard, you get the same shit with crappy AI from the Indie devs and call it Zombie shooter, since you're kinda expecting a zombie to be kinda mindlessly dumb, so nobody is gonna complain about an AI too dumb to dodge simple pits with mindless straight-to-the-player pathing. Actually, I'm kinda astonished that only a few big studios jumped on the latest Z-shooter fad to cut corners.
And of course mix in the load of "Minecraft meets $genre" games we've been thrown at recently. From Minecraft-zombieshooter to Minecraft-spacerace, everything's available.
You think the handheld market is full of copycats? Compared to the PC market they're petty amateurs.
Then why don't they do what everyone does and goes to American Idiot and Big Brother?
Actually being more afraid of religious nutjobs from the Bible belt than from the middle east makes more sense (for me) than you might imagine. The former may actually at some point gain enough power to direct military power that can be used against me.
The Islamist nutties have no military to speak of. Their success is best described as "in the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed is king". The beheading doesn't really scare me in any way. They are limited in their ability to act. They lack any kind of weaponry that reaches beyond the immediate area and they cannot spread their area of influence much more. Where do they want to go? How far do you think they can go before some actual global player (unlike those petty local criminals) goes "Nu-uh, that's far enough!"?
Face it. They may feel important and powerful now, but essentially they're nothing a few well placed air strikes can't rub out.
Sincere condolences to your loss.
I can understand that this was certainly painful to see it again and again on TV. But now imagine what it would be like if it was not only reported but turned into a global spectacle with some idiots taking the pictures and turning it into something "funny".
I agree that suppressing reporting is most likely not the right reaction, but likewise it would be wrong to just let anyone and everyone take it and turn it into some macabre spectacle.
Well, this nerd here is the CISO of a multinational corporation who can look down his nose at some jocks stuck in dead end jobs in middle management.
As far as wives go, well, why buy the cow if all you want is some milk?
Riiiiiight. As we all know, liberals are the prime supporters of religious nutjobs.
Yeah. Makes lots of sense.
That's what puzzles me to no end. Why would they want to show us how they behead someone?
To make use hate them? Our media accomplish that easily already, but thanks for the aid.
To make us fear them? Why should I fear a bunch of religious lunatics somewhere off in lalaland? Hell, I'm more afraid of the religious loonies in the Bible belt!
To show us they can do it? Any idiot can kill someone who can't defend himself, no big deal about that.
So, what should that accomplish? I'm sitting here, puzzled, shrugging my shoulders with a "meh".
How'd you feel if your mom hit a wall with her car and died, someone taped it and dubbed over with some Bugs Bunny sound effects for comic effect?