Video Games make kids Violent?

I mean, we’ve known for years that video games teach kids to kill. Locking, loading, and firing an assault rifle is almost exactly the same as pressing the ctrl key, after all. They’ve been secretly training us for years.

Yeah, right. Although…

This isn’t really such a head scratcher. I mean, we’ve known for years that video games teach kids to kill. Locking, loading, and firing an assault rifle is almost exactly the same as pressing the ctrl key, after all. They’ve been secretly training us for years. Sure, you may think that’s funny now, but wait until WW-III hits and you’re drafted into the cockpit of a fighter bomber and discover that it controls just like Star Fox.

From 1UP.com, written by Scott Sharkey.

Street Fighter: The Later Years

Some folks got together and made these videos of the Street Fighter characters as if they were out of work years after their games were popular.

Some folks got together and made these videos of the Street Fighter characters as if they were out of work years after their games were popular.

Absolutely hilarious.

Fudruckers

So, it seems Fudruckers has on their website a direct link to this guy’s flash game – and not just a link, mind you – a direct link. They aren’t hosting the game that they have on their high-traffic website; they’ve “hotlinked” to his game on his site, using his bandwidth. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

The last refuge of the truly bored

So, it seems Fudruckers has on their website a direct link to this guy’s flash game – and not just a link, mind you – a direct link. They aren’t hosting the game that they have on their high-traffic website; they’ve “hotlinked” to his game on his site, using his bandwidth.

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Everyone knows that hotlinking like that is bad, bad, bad. First off, it steals bandwidth from the person, and second off, you can use .htaccess files and referrer information to put up obscene stuff in place of a file when it’s hosted somewhere else. Many sites do this as a matter of course, just to discourage hot linking.

Apparently, the webmaster of Fudruckers doesn’t know that.

So, be sure to click on the links above and see for yourself what’s happening, and spread the word through whatever means possible – post it in a forum, post it on your blog, whatever.

We’ll see how long that link stays on their website. 😉

UPDATE: It looks like they’ve taken the link down and apologized to the guy who made that game. That was quick!

RPGs and Cooking

Me: RPGs train you to hoard your rare items
Me: I’ll just save the imported pancake mix for the last boss encounter

This made me laugh.

Mom: you want us to bring you some good pancake mix?
Me: that’s okay, thanks though
Me: I’ll never use it. I don’t use nice things
Me: I’ve played too many RPGs
Mom: huh?
Me: RPGs train you to hoard your rare items
Me: I’ll just save the imported pancake mix for the last boss encounter

Desktop Madness Vol. 11

Feeling a bit “retro” today… hence today’s 11th installment of Desktop Madness. Hope y’all don’t mind.

Feeling a bit “retro” today… hope y’all don’t mind. 😉

Once again, I found this cool wallpaper over in the /w/ section of 4chan.org.