Worry not, dear reader, all my artistic ability is safe and sound, locked in a safe and buried in the yard, never to be seen by anyone. This beautiful card is complements of a few seconds of clicking followed by 6 hours of thinking what Louie’s ability would be.
Watching the PAX stream, there was a persistent undertone in the speeches given by current developers about the goals they have for their games that seemed to harp on everything Minecraft stumbled into: Cooperation, dynamic game play, and removing dependencies on scripted events were some of the key points reiterated by several different parties. There was even a panel titled something the effect of “How Can We Get the Bile Out of Online Gaming?” In that panel, Minecraft was cited as the poster-child of a decent online experience; a person telling you how many gallons of semen your mom has gobbled would lead to immediate ostracizing as opposed to immediate engagement.
I’m paraphrasing the brilliant minds leading giant companies. It seems that Minecraft is not only a model for how fun a game should be, but also how decent a person should be to play it.
Anonymous asked: Can you draw?
Once a turn.
There’s version of a psychological experiment whereby participants used hot sauce as a means of revenge against an aggressor. FTL often puts us in a similar scenario, but like Dave here, after going blow for blow with an enemy hell-bent on destroying you, it’s hard to find the little puppy still running around inside your heart, holding a morsel of mercy in its mouth. Reactions like this feel a little more natural.
The recent ladder reset in Hearthstone led to a dramatic shift in the, so-called, meta game. The shift was everybody and their brother started playing murloc decks. Turns out the kids these days are love playing bizarre shit like “priest-loc” from levels 25 to 20.
In other gaming news FTL’s expansion launched yesterday. They added a hard mode. But given how cruel normal difficulty is, I think they can go ahead, cut the shit, and call it soul-crushingly impossible. In space, no one can hear you scream “fuuuuuuuuuuuck!”
I’m not one who likes making, tracking, predicting, or watching the NCAA brackets. So, here’s my NCAA themed comic: a comic about my dog with a basketball in it.
Recent months have brought a resurgence of linux back into my life. I was out the biz for a while. Back in my day, before Unity Desktop Environments and Justin Bieber, linux was always the “other” OS; Window had permanent assprint in the shotgun seat. These days, it’s getting damn close for Ubuntu to take the forefront, which is to say, throw Windows out the god damn door. The last piece of the puzzle, as it’s always been, is gaming. Once I can play Hearthstone on my tablet it’ll be time to throw Windows out the, well, window.