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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Vehement Vehicularisers

For a student, I've been unwholesomely busy as of late. Mostly everyday stuff, although I'm preparing for a dissertation on the antisocial nature of gaming and also for a trip to see my Mum in Nigeria, so if anyone can recommend reading material for either I'd appreciate it!

Let's see... I'm playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (that's the last time I bother to type the dots) but I don't consider myself ready to write a review yet. It's atmospheric and often unfair - I understand that the persistency of the AI characters had to be toned down, but really, infinite ammo? If I turned on Punkbuster then STALKER's zone would be an empty one.

Game Politics have aptly acknowledged the connection between these two recent stories. As you know I always appreciate when games can be utilised as an aid to the most impoverished of our society. Although coughing up cash to the vehement vehicularisers of violence seems immoral, perhaps the action is more amoral - surely the route to peace?

Tired and inebriated. I'll try and write something but it won't be clever.
DuBBle out.

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