SOHCAHTOA!

dresdencodak:

Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link. 

Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.

This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.

Hope you like it!

(for more info about this project, check out my FAQ)

froggeek:

trinilikesalt:

Or, how Mitt Romney went and got me all riled up.

I saw Mittens’s response to the response to his NAACP speech yesterday, and I posted about it last night while laying in bed, incredulous. It bothered me then - but as my brain began to wake up this…

Damn straight.
(My elderly Latin professor)
Angry Birds are really Copycats

As I check my updates upon returning from my linear algebra midterm today, I find an article about Angry Birds. I’m going to be blunt: the appearance and mechanics of Angry Birds remind me of games I used to play on the internet years ago… for FREE. Yep, this game is a clone of past games, such as Crush the Castle <http://games.adultswim.com/crush-the-castle-action-online-game.html> and Crush the Castle 2 by Armor Games.

Some people will inevitably argue that it’s just a dollar, and that such a pittance barely matters. I disagree when that dollar ends up in the hands of people such as Peter Vesterbacka. This hypocrite claims that console games are dead and that innovation has moved to the mobile gaming space. I don’t deny that there might be some innovation in mobile games, but he has no right to say that when the game he is associated with has not deviated from those games which have come before it in any way.

I conclude with a link to the short article which brought his hypocrisy to my attention: http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/711037/console-games-dying-according-to-head-of-rovio/

miketheelf:

Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptist Church website during a live interview with the WBC.

Reason for reblogging: I dislike it when pushy people feel the need to run others’ lives. I’m fine with letting people believe what they want, but why do they try to force it on others?Just live and let live- oh, and stop trying to pass legislation based on your holy books- you know, separation of church and state.

Fox News Outlawed in Canada

miketheelf:

One of my friends recently sent me a very interesting article, one regarding the way networks distribute their news.

Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada’s right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast….any false or misleading news.”

… As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy high quality news coverage including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in [The United States] before Ronald Reagan abolished the “Fairness Doctrine” in 1987.

… Harper’s attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television is a stark admission that right wing political ideology can only dominate national debate through dishonest propaganda. …

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