Fulfilling my proper role as a father in fattening my children up with electronic gaming that would make Tipper Gore blanch, this afternoon I purchased a game through Origin. After shoveling $4,932,894.32(9/10 – damn the government taxes) down the gaping maw of the Origin shopping cart, I received an e-mail informing me blandly that all […]
This advertisement for a video game is currently making the rounds on Facebook: “Only the strong survive in Game Of War. Are you up for the challenge? Realtime. Worldwide.”
This description, accompanied by the image of a blood-soaked soldier, is all-too close to reality – realtime – worldwide. Only the armor on the soldier […]
1. It’s just a game. 2. 50 years from now, no one will remember your top word score. 3. Somewhere outside, a sweet breeze is blowing.
This contest should settle once and for all whether a skeptical outlook or a freethinking perspective on life makes a person better suited to push a ball with a stick so that it can evade the rotating blades of a model of a dutch windmill. Isn’t that the ultimate foundation of all philosophical debates? […]
Even as I’m aware that the game is aesthetically unpleasing, and practically unrewarding, I’m finding it difficult to stop playing. […]
College back in the very early 90s was a very long time ago, technologically speaking. We had one TV in the lounge of my freshman dorm and the VHF knob had fallen off, so we had to tune it with a fork. The multimedia experience in my room was a radio with headphones that played […]
When you’re taking high school physics and all objects are portrayed as dots or perfect spheres, then on paper at least it’s not too hard to predict the interplay of forces. But off the page, objects and the fields in which they interact are not regularly shaped, so while rough predictions are possible there’s always […]
God broadcasts a special message to the Michigan Wolverines as the Ohio State-Michigan football game gets ready for kickoff:
Will Michigan take Pascal’s Wager?
I’ve got St. James Place, Electric Company, Illinois Avenue, Oriental Avenue, Arches Avenue (272), B&O Railroad, and Marvin Gardens. Who wants to make a color group? […]
This is your last chance! In case you somehow slept through all three general election debates, dozens of candidate forums and scores of primary-round debates, tonight’s debate at 9 pm Eastern is your last chance to see the candidates for the 2008 presidential election spar on the issues that matter most for our nation’s future… […]
Tonight the second Presidential Debate between Barack Obama and John McCain will be aired on TV at 9 PM on just about all the network news stations, all the cable news stations and C-Span, which entertainingly broadcasts the pre-debate chastisement by the moderator. It was really fun last time to watch Jim Lehrer tell the […]