So, if I went to my local game convention, and started handing out straw fedoras, would anyone get the joke?

So, if I went to my local game convention, and started handing out straw fedoras, would anyone get the joke?

Anonymous said: What's your take on the horror genre in gaming, in general? Also, after PT, do you think Kojima can REALLY pull off a Silent Hill reboot and bring the franchise back from the dead? Or is he out of his mind?

shutupandplayvivianjames:

The MGS series is clearly a sign that he’s out of his mind. I’m half-hoping that Kojima’s Silent Hill has a nuclear-armed mech in it.

The horror genre needs to find some way to up or change their game; the shock horrors of yesterday don’t work on many audiences today. 

Society’s collapsing, or so everyone’s telling us. We’re working way too hard, and everyone’s dead tired, all the time. People you thought you knew and understood are revealing themselves as monsters and aliens.

Real life is low-grade psychological horror right now, and the horror genre is eventually going to have to start referencing that. If they haven’t already.

politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

Just eyeballing it, ASoIaF is about as long as War and Peace, Atlas Shrugged, and the KJV put together. No wonder it felt like such a slog.

(via s3162)

rkarcheologist:

pigeonsandgunpowder:

outofcontextdnd:

DM: - Did you consider the burst radius and the size of the room you are in?

(Immediately after the group’s mage cast a fireball spell that the rest of the party had failed their saving throws against)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH

Oh your serious

Mages have been doing this to the rest of the party for literally 40 years now.  I suspect the first actual use of Fireball in OD&D playtest, back in the 70s, resulted in a total party kill.

 

I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun.”

"It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity."

—Markus “Notch” Persson, designer of Minecraft, reluctant billionaire.

warrenellis:

62 Kilometers above Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko via NASA http://ift.tt/1BF2N3w


It looks like the Alps.

warrenellis:

62 Kilometers above Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko via NASA http://ift.tt/1BF2N3w

It looks like the Alps.

This is how cats play fetch.

(Actual gif here, because Tumblr breaks gifs)

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This is how cats play fetch.

(Actual gif here, because Tumblr breaks gifs)

(livejournal/splodefromcute/thedabara_cds)

nevver:

Watches

I have a $250 phone, I’m paying $100 a month for, and I’m basically using it as a pocket watch.
(And to have a phone number. Apparently that’s one of the requirements to be a normal person in normal society. even If I never call anyone.)

nevver:

Watches

I have a $250 phone, I’m paying $100 a month for, and I’m basically using it as a pocket watch.

(And to have a phone number. Apparently that’s one of the requirements to be a normal person in normal society. even If I never call anyone.)

rpgfanatics:

Finally Completed Morrowind, Tribunal and Bloodmoon on highest difficulty. >http://rpgfanatics.tumblr.com

By the time you set up your stronghold, you’ve got enough Ebony, Glass, and Daedric equipment to back the currency of a good sized country. A couple Glass daggers are worth more than the richest merchant in the game. A full set of Ebony armor is worth more than all the merchants in the game put together.
I suspect the designers pretty much intended you to have houses full of ridiculous amounts of swag.

rpgfanatics:

Finally Completed Morrowind, Tribunal and Bloodmoon on highest difficulty.
>http://rpgfanatics.tumblr.com

By the time you set up your stronghold, you’ve got enough Ebony, Glass, and Daedric equipment to back the currency of a good sized country. A couple Glass daggers are worth more than the richest merchant in the game. A full set of Ebony armor is worth more than all the merchants in the game put together.

I suspect the designers pretty much intended you to have houses full of ridiculous amounts of swag.