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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Issue : People : Dust Trails



Dust 514 is an upcoming console based first person shooter from CCP games. But a couple interesting things make this upcoming first person shooter different than other upcoming first person shooters, with the exception of them not being from CCP games.

The first is that the title will be free to play, seemingly not so much of a revelation considering that free to play games have been running on the about every fifteen minutes bus schedule lately, but more so in that this game will probably not fit the model of its ilk. For one it looks expensive to make, two, it seems a lot of thought has gone into game features you don't have to pay for,and three, with no disrespect to most f2p games intended, it looks like it will continue to be fun after the first few go rounds.

The second interesting thing is that the ground war will take place and be directly connected to CCP's flagship title, Eve Online. As in player actions in one game will affect the political and economic well being of the other, cross pollination, if you will. Also wartime stuff transfers as well, a good example being "Orbital bombardments," a situation that occurs when an Eve Online spaceship fires upon a designated ground target during battle. Daaaaamn!

It's not often a game builds laterally, and even rarer a game builds in any other spacial capacity by having a baby. The only thing they could add now to sweeten the pot would be ground based trucking lanes, to make my space to ground all in one smuggling dreams come true. Also, Jerbz.

The Protoculture Mixtape v. 103 Issue : Games : Conversion

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Issue : People : Ostensibly



Mc Chris is an rapper, who raps mostly in his raps about what some refer to as "nerd," topics, such as motherboards and hit points and cosplay. I don't know. He recently got into trouble on the internet for saying stuff and doing stuff usually associated with rappers who rap in their raps about more mainstream rap topics, such as money guns and drugs and murder. I don't know.

It seems that people are never going to stop being be surprised when artists are revealed to be insecure, not how they imagined them to be, or otherwise fucked up in the head. Which should in no way serve as an excuse for artists to act as such, but should establish a pattern of what to expect when coming into actual physical contact with these entities whose scribbling float on the flotsam and or jetsam of radio waves and visual monitors. 

It's generally safe to say that any artists moment captured was a snapshot of them at their best, as in them trying to be their best, and the impetus to get up and throw your words or body around in front of people establishes a sort of disconnect from the world, you are talking to somebody, anybody that will listen, and sometimes that invites in the chance to forget how to appreciate that anyone enjoyed the gyration, and wants to let you know. 

The guys demeanor was probably the worst kept secret of people that have interacted with him, and you wouldn't need that large a stick to suss out a few more people to fill the above thread. Nerd rap, regular rap, it's all kinda blending together into one big blob of the same stuff. Which sucks, but hey, we will always have Sealab. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Issue : People : Breakers


It gets to be a lot. The transportation, the traffic, the demos and glad handing. But all said and done it's good to put another nerd quickening to bed and get back to the business of little business.

And like a good neighbor, the steam sale is there, ready to coax any bills hidden away from the vacuous space of the show floor. Nice little stagger effect there, is it, is it not? Ahh, there it go. It's finally summer proper, time to get to all those titles clogging up the que. Oh and then, Deadpool? Wait, wha? Held that one tight Lloyd.

The Protoculture Mixtape v.101 Issue : Games : Spins

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