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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.



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