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1  Boards / And Everything Else / Re: Otaku Sociology/Ethnography? on: February 12, 2011, 04:44:43 PM
maybe danah boyd's done something along these lines? she's big on communitas 2.0 type stuff.

Ha! My wife went to school with Danah Boyd. She makes this great sound whenever her name comes up.
2  Boards / Let's Talk About Play / Re: New Steam Sale (attn: Dhex) on: November 26, 2010, 10:29:44 PM
I figured, so I got on that shit. I don't think I've bought anything else yet.
3  Boards / Let's Talk About Play / New Steam Sale (attn: Dhex) on: November 24, 2010, 04:55:30 PM
They're starting it up again, let's go over what's good/worth it.

Dhex, is Prototype worth $14.99? Alpha Protocol worth $7.50?

I'm guessing "yes" for both?

4  Boards / Livin' In The City / Re: stupidest shit since i don't know when on: August 05, 2010, 09:07:22 PM
Will he then use eminent domain to level the mosque that's already near Ground Zero?

Wheeeeee!
5  Boards / Let's Talk About Play / Re: Roger Ebert Is Hating On Games Again on: April 20, 2010, 03:18:17 PM
Well, High Art has already pretty much accepted video games in the sense that there is interactive electronic art that gets shown in major galleries -- Electroplankton on the DS was in part made by a major Japanese installation artist.

You're just not going to see games intended for commercial release considered as High Art or interactive High Art regarded as "video games".
6  Boards / Let's Talk About Play / Re: Roger Ebert Is Hating On Games Again on: April 20, 2010, 01:43:14 PM
Well, I'm not looking for legitimacy personally, nor am I really invested in video games on a personal level.

What I'm trying to say (and I blame my total of 7 hours of sleep over the last 72 hours for not doing it very well) is that the reaction to Ebert's article and others like it is because people personally invested in "gaming" desire a certain amount of cultural capital to be attached to their hobby and to have "gaming" have the same sort of "legitimacy" that's associated with more established/entrenched mediums, such as cinema.

So Ebert becomes important because he's exactly the kind of figure that bestows legitimacy by dint of being a kind of cultural arbitrator.
7  Boards / Let's Talk About Play / Re: Roger Ebert Is Hating On Games Again on: April 20, 2010, 12:47:32 PM
True, I should have shortened that to "legitimacy" because that's what's really in play.
8  Boards / Let's Talk About Play / Re: Roger Ebert Is Hating On Games Again on: April 19, 2010, 06:56:04 PM
the disconnect, i think is that "art" means "important, meaningful, morally good" and whatnot to the audience

Or "legitimate form of entertainment".
9  Boards / And Everything Else / Re: Steven Seagal In the News on: April 14, 2010, 12:30:49 PM
My friend saw him perform when he was touring in support of his blues album. During the set his guitar player referred to him as "the godfather of the blues" causing an audible and involuntary gasp from the audience.

(Along the same lines, he saw Kevin Spacey tour as Bobby Darin as well and said he was really fucking good.)
10  Boards / And Everything Else / Re: (the return of) The Awesome Random Pictures Thread on: April 08, 2010, 06:27:25 PM
Up that same alley, there's a group of Finnish Christians who produce not-bad music under the name Paavoharju.
11  Boards / And Everything Else / Re: new autechre gets its own thread on: February 23, 2010, 10:54:04 PM
It's really great. I kind of wish I got the deluxe vinyl edition (made by The Designers Republic); hard to justify with el baby being around.
12  Boards / Let's Talk About Play / Re: click click so pretty click click on: February 18, 2010, 11:16:40 PM
Yeah, that's the only beta that I've heard about, one would think that if there was a d3 beta it would be all over RPS.
13  Boards / And Everything Else / Re: turning off google buzz on: February 13, 2010, 02:41:15 AM
Other people certainly agree.
14  Boards / And Everything Else / Re: the worst thing i've ever heard on: February 10, 2010, 05:23:38 PM
Nah, they're in a different category of odd entirely. It's the difference between pedophiliac seafood enthusiasts and happy hardcore fans who are also hitmen.

Where's Sergei when you need him?
15  Boards / And Everything Else / Re: the worst thing i've ever heard on: February 10, 2010, 02:18:22 PM
I would think this was a joke except that it's Russian.
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