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Sunday, Feb 03, 2013

  

Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion

Kotaku has a running summary of an discussion taking place over twitter over whether the Tiny Tina character in Borderlands 2 is racist, based on the white character's use of clichéd African-American slang. Some have expressed the opinion that this is "verbal blackface," and after originally resisting, lead writer Anthony Burch moved on to try to expand the discussion to see if he needed to re-work the character's dialog in future releases. Randy Pitchford's take on this is that it's not racist as long as it was not written by a racist: "@reverendanthony tina is not racist because you are not racist. You're a pillar of tolerance and inclusion." Thanks nin.

Steam Top 10

Here's this week's report of the 10 bestselling games on Steam:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
  2. Hitman: Absolution
  3. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
  4. Antichamber
  5. Sleeping Dogs
  6. Omerta: City of Gangsters
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  8. Arma II: Combined Operations
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Season Pass
  10. DmC: Devil May Cry

Super Sunday Consolidation

Super Sunday Mobilization

Super Sunday Metaverse

Super Sunday Tech Bits

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • Evercool Silent Shark (HPO 12025) CPU Cooler on eTeknix.
  • Fractal Design Node 304 on Technic3D. In German.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Happy Groundhog Day! Neither of the local celebrity rodent weathermen, Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck, saw their shadows, a harbinger of early spring. Actually I assume it's other people looking for their shadows, as who can really see into the mind of a groundhog? And I don't know how it worked out like that, because it was sunny around here, but I'll take an early spring.

Traditional Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Frogout.
Links: The Latest 'Working Portal Gun In Real Life' Hack Is Pretty Damn Cool.
Stories: What time is the Super Bowl?: Answers to your questions about the big game.
Science: CDC: Beware the leafy greens, poultry and dairy.
Images: Velma from Scooby-Doo! + Obi-Wan Kenobi = Hipster Barista.
Media: Puppy Determined To Get On Treadmill.
The best part of my Day.
Mai lasciare microfono in mano ad una fan.

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 Happy Groundhog Day

Police Quest Creator Plans New Game

This page features the official fan podcast for The Two Guys From Andromeda!, the Space Quest creators currently at work on SpaceVenture. The show features Jim Walls, the former police officer who created Sierra On-Line’s Police Quest series, and as noted on Facebook, this includes an announcement, as they say: "Oh and if you missed it, he said live for the first time he will be making a new game!" He speaks of his excitement that "all this stuff is coming around full circle again," and we can expect this to show up on Kickstarter, and he's "pretty sure" that will happen this year. Thanks nin.

Brutal Legend Steam DB Entry Spotted

The Steam Content Description Record Database notes an entry in Steam for Brutal Legend, suggesting it's possible the ground is being laid for a release of a PC edition of Double Fine's music-inspired action/strategy game. There's nothing more to this so far than the game's name. Thanks Joao.

Prey 2 Countdown?

A website called alien.noire features a stylized graphic that neoGAF confirms is a countdown ending in 27 days. They also say it previously contained metadata saying this is the work of Bethesda Softworks and is related to Prey 2, though these references have since been edited out. Thanks VG247, where they also note a supererogatory tweet discrediting this, saying: "(Looking at the WHOIS, I'm a bit skeptical it is real. It's registered with Dreamhost, who is chiefly a personal domain registrar.)"

Saturday Consolidation

Saturday Mobilization

Saturday Metaverse

Saturday Safety Dance

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

etc.

Out of the Blue

Happy Groundhog Day! Neither of the local celebrity rodent weathermen, Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck, saw their shadows, a harbinger of early spring. Actually I assume it's other people looking for their shadows, as who can really see into the mind of a groundhog? And I don't know how it worked out like that, because it was sunny around here, but I'll take an early spring.

Sprung Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Bloons Tower Defense 5.
Links: Super Bowl Ad Bingo.
Media: Wheelchair Drifting.
Cat Hypnotized By Dominoes.
Two New Types Of Dangerous Street Racing In Korea.



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