Even with an invasive EEG, its pretty difficult to accurately measure brain activity. With a dry EEG, you're just wasting your time. Until gamers are ready to crack open their skulls to get more precise input, I think this one isn't going to happen.
I think J. J. Abrams writes boilerplate characters and contrived drama. Star Trek demonstrated this to a tee. The entire premise of the villain was about as simple as it gets. They destroyed his planet and now he's out for revenge. Lame. Kirk and Spock's conflict is equally boring and was not explored enough. Kirk doesn't respect authority. He follows his hunches. Spock is the opposite. That simple premise just gives way to lots of yelling and screaming and punching. I thought it was obnoxious. The original show explored interesting ethical conflicts through creative and fantastical plot devices. I only hope his Star Wars movie doesn't devolve into an episode of 90210.
There are already third party 4chan apps like the 4chan browser extensions, 4chan mass image downloaders... I don't understand exactly what new doors the API changes are opening up. If anything, these changes will probably cause problems for 4chan. I was under the impression the whole reason that site had such a big community was it's simplicity.
Hopefully people will see start to see that the same things apps do can be accomplished just as effectively by websites. For every single app in the Apple app store, there is probably a corresponding website that does the same thing. And it doesn't need to be approved by anyone.
There's an app for that...
And there's a website too.
And it's free.
If someone really was using games to gain a sense of self-worth I don't think they want some smart-ass article diagnosing their problem. It's not even posing a solution. It just exposes people to a problem they might have and then leaves them in the cold.
"Hey J. Random Gamer. Are you gaming to to hide from your own short comings? If you are, then that sucks for you. Avoiding social situations with games is a BAD thing. I bet you never thought of that, now did you? You should really get control of your life, like I did."
I don't think this article is helping anyone.
If a "skeuomorphic" GUI is meant to resemble a physical desktop space, then I don't think it's a very good idea. The more a workspace attempts to graphically simulate a real space, the more system resources are wasted. Development time is squandered on tuning appearance rather than performance. I think both technical users and everyday users prefer a program that is simple and functional. Imagine how resource heavy OpenOffice would be if it simulated pen strokes as you typed. Yuck. Users are plenty capable of learning how to use software that don't resemble real world objects.
If computers take over (which seems to be their natural tendency), it will serve us right. -- Alistair Cooke