Jan 8th 2011 6:41PM oh god you guys are still using my damn song! Change it up! Change it up!
Apr 20th 2010 8:58PM I absolutely agree with Jeff here that we need to start with a definition of art before we can proceed somewhere, and Cole you don't provide one any more than Ebert does.
You base your authority on being a video game journalist - that's fine, but I don't see how that qualifies you as being an art critic or even a games critic necessarily.
I'm going to let costik of playthisthing.com speak on my behalf here. It's a bit TLDR but provides a lot more scope than discussion than "games ain't art".
Mar 5th 2010 8:52PM They're Irish.
And they're just fantastic.
Mary is like the MILF gone wrong from hell exercising mind control powers over her helpless singing spawn.
May 21st 2009 10:55PM Aaaaand if you raid with nubs you'll need that wand. :P
Soz, but it's true. Safety Dance FTW.
Feb 19th 2009 10:22PM You know it.
We have a rezzer who specialises in rezzing lolfailers at the beginning rather than the end.
Then there was the night he did that, laughed with glee, ran through and...
Revenge is sure sweet, ain't it?
Feb 19th 2009 8:24PM Followup hardest comment:
It's a killer.
Feb 19th 2009 8:23PM OK I had to come in on an easiest - and bear in mind I'm DPS - Easiest of the current crowd for my 5cp is Patchwerk.
Pure tank and spank. Not even the patronising raid damage that VoA throws out. Just a big guy you have to be able to kill quick enough.
My very-much-casual edging on raiding guild got him down one shot, first time.
Satisfying yes, but also a sign of how friggin easy he is. Apologies to tanks and healers who are going to correct me, but frankly me and my bunch of friends standing 30 yards away shouting pewpew should have started a /yell cyber orgy to liven it up.
Feb 15th 2009 10:23PM Yes, but if we're talking memetically propogated specs as our 'genes' we have to allow for the fact that these genes transfer through more than spec sites - there are those who respec based on what their friends tell them, those who respec based on something they heard in guild, those who do so based on analysing their own game, who might go on to share in these already listed ways.
So, Blizz creates (and modifies) the environment in which specs can enjoy success or otherwise. Success in propagation is determined by (1) the ability of the "sending" player to reach an audience (one on one, one to many), (2) the ability of individual receiving players to find (through developing friendships/finding sites/independently theorycrafting) and apply new specs, and (3) the actual and perceived benefit of any individual spec (eg EJ as our most reliable (?) source could put out a superb spec and a large swathe of the population would still have it post-nerf because they got it 3rd hand and are continuing to circulate it even though it's not that great a spec. Phew!)
All this being said - the notion of "levelling = evolution" is pure bs. Evolution created, and then got rid of the dinosaurs. If intelligence (our current benchmark for power) turns out down the track to be non-survival away it will go and glowing cockroaches will have their turn at the top of the pile. There's no tree with bigger/stronger is better at the top, just niches and accompanying strategies.
Feb 11th 2009 8:52PM Probably not greatly, but the product they are referring to does. It really is that simple - the patch is different enough that they want your legal agreement to abide by the terms of the game as played under the patch.
Feb 11th 2009 6:40PM I think you're just not out to yourself as a romantic yet. :)