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Colin Lalley
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Review: 'Broken Age' by Double Fine Productions
Adventure games are a tricky proposition in today's video game market. In an environment continuously touting hyper-realistic graphics, online multiplayability, and more, a relatively simple point-and-click adventure game has a hard time gaining traction. T...
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Humble Indie Bundle X
It's a brand new year, and you know what that means: new year's resolutions! I know you all made them, and I bet one of them is to play more awesome games. Luckily Humble Indie Bundle X is here to make your cross-platform, DRM-free dreams come true. (That's...
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Technology and Writing - A Match Made in Heaven
It's been reported recently that a few teams have developed some still-in-development fiber optic cables capable of transferring 100 terabits per second - or, as the article says, "three seamless months worth of HD video".
Obviously this won't be on the m...
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Review: 'Blood of the Werewolf' by Scientifically Proven and Midnight City
We're well past Halloween but that doesn't mean it's time to put away the spooky entertainment. I'm not just talking about your survival horror games that seem to be all the rage with the kids these days, or your Slender s, or even one of the plethora of z...
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The Humble WB Bundle
Oftentimes when a new way of doing things pops up - a new platform, a different business model, etc - it's relegated to fringe products and creators.  By their nature independent creators are more able and willing to mix things up and take chances as oppose...
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"...I offered her my theory. "Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn't have messed with me. I'll go out in a blaze of glory." 

In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of "explaining" them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."

-Roger Ebert, 2003.  Good thing we've learned since then.

"'Mass Effect' Facebook Page Attacked Because Misidentified Shooting Suspect Liked It"

http://mashable.com/2012/12/14/mass-effect-facebook-shooting/

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