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I started reviewing games for Play This Thing, the defacto arbiter of taste in indie game circles (or so I imagine). Except I think I’m the token mainstream guy, starting with this review of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Well, in the same way Canada’s right wingers are still pretty left by some comparisons, I think.

Speaking of (the game, not Canadian politics), gotta love this quote on the AI of stalkers (from an AIGameDev interview, via Gamasutra):

“Every character in the game always has a goal: to uncover the mystery of the Zone.”

That’s some pretty damn existential AI right there.

Now speaking of Canadian politics… Michael Noer writes (old link I know) about the future of games, specifically predicting that WOW or similar MMOs will spawn guilds that become offline political forces. Well, they may organize politically, but the fatal flaw in the argument that they would be actual forces for change is the same reason the Canadian Marijuana Party isn’t exactly a political powerhouse. When the driving shared commonality between all the members of a political group is sitting around their houses, you’re not off to a stellar start, you know.

Apparently I’m a true neutral human sorcerer. But only 4th level? Fuck off. Always thought I’d be more chaotic good though. Via Psychochild.

And that’s it. For now.

2 Responses to Dogged by self-guilt on not blogging, Borut posts random links.

  • Richard Campbell says:

    “Apparently I’m a true neutral human sorcerer.”

    So was I.

    “But only 4th level?”

    The level was taken directly from the age category…so if you’re 88+ they’ll give you 9th level, but that’s it.

  • Borut says:

    Ah, that makes sense, although I suppose it might be modulated up/down one by the “how much life experience you’ve had” question.