Archive | November, 2014

My views on politics.

30 Nov

I hate politics. I think it boring and I think is should be boring. The best politician is an ineffective political who does nothing or little. I am not an anarchist. I do believe we should have laws and a government, but the government should have as little power as possible on individuals. They should not care what we do on day to day basis as long as its not infringing on other people´s rights.

I think also that the word «rights» is a word used to liberally. There is a lot of «human rights» that isnt as much a right as a desire for privilege. If you want something, that does not make you entitled to it. In fact to take something that doesn’t belong to you is stealing and if its a human being that is a form of rape.

Yeah, I think that explains it.

Blog 2.0 - Politics should be boring.

Blog 2.0 – Politics should be boring.

Computer Barbie can not make games without help from the guys. Can AndyAce83?

24 Nov

Bumfight

Let me tell you a story: AndyAce83 wants to make game. He has an idea. A beat-em-up game based on the trend of bumbfights. He will call the game Bum-Fight the game.

Since he is an avid image creator he creates a cover image for the game and then writes a text on 2 A4 pages about what the idea is about. Since he has played a lot of games of the genera he has also some ideas of what gameplay will be etc.

So when the idea has exited the first stage, he has a confession… He has no bearing on how to make video games. He can now read up on it (talk to you in about 5 years) or hire someone who has more understanding, knowledge and experience, than he. He chooses the latter option.

But the game will not be made because AndyAce83 sucks also in running a business… but atleast he tried.

End.

Now how about you create a beat-em-up game based on the idea to AndyAce83? Then send the game to him and say what gender you and your collaborators have. Write that you give AndyAce83 full right to develop and sell this without you getting something out of it.

Thanks 🙂

Blog 2.0 - When Barbie fails at her game, its because of paterarchy... When AndyAce fails its because he is dumb as fuuuu.....

Blog 2.0 – When Barbie fails at her game, its because of paterarchy… When AndyAce fails its because he is dumb as fuuuu…..

Let´s Play Farming Simulator

18 Nov

I bought this game for a laugh and I laughed. Now I don´t play it anymore. I guess the final laugh was on me?

It has never really been my dream to be a farmer. If more of the game have been about animals and less about plowing, sowing and harvesting then I would have enjoyed it more. But I guess the life of a farmer is more about slaughtering animals then petting them.

Sometimes I think… I should play it some more? Perhaps make another let´s play of it as well. But… Nah… Can´t be bothered. Or… Maybe… hmm… Not today at least….

But it is a funny strange game. It´s so boring its funny.


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Oh, and I made that intro song.

Blog 2.0 - Old MC Donalds had a Harley... wrom...wrom...wrom... wroom... wroooom.

Blog 2.0 – Old MC Donalds had a Harley… wrom…wrom…wrom… wroom… wroooom.

How to write an objective review (about games).

11 Nov

Sooo… Jim…quisition.

The fat, leftwing, game critique is at it again. Why do I watch his videos? Oh, yeah, cuz I like to hear others opinion to. That’s right. Oh, and also we have one thing in common. Passion for art (here; games).

Anyway he made a video where he ridiculed people who wanted a “objectivity in reviews“. His video wanted to point out how boring that kind of review would be, not acknowledging that objectivity doesn’t exclude opinion, it just demand honesty and humility to the facts.

Here the video is —->

So… I wanted to educate him on how to make an objective review.

Check your privilege.

A highly left wing phrase calledCheck your privilege” has been stated from many Social Justice Warriors, and has a clear condemning tone towards certain people. Although I sigh with contempt towards the phrase implications, there still is some truth to it. “Check your privilege” could also mean “know thy self” and that is a very important step towards objectivity. If it wasnt such a patronizing statment that says only certain groups should “check that”, no one would disagree with that.

To know oneself, where one has been, and how that has shaped oneself for good or bad most be the cornerstone before one starts to analyses anything. Know what one believes and why. To quote Wilde:

The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. […] All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

The road to self-insight is a lifelong travel and is not always a nice one but essential to objectivity. Cuz to remove oneself from the judgement means to know what to remove. One knows oneself by reflecting by themselves and reflecting in others. To think and talk with others, preferably not just ones peers.

Soo… Who am I?

AndyAce83 is a private person who still wants to express his opinions in public. His views has gone from left to right over 5-10 years but he has always been a irreligious Christian. Knowing this about myself let’s review a game.

A Review of Bioshock Infinite.

Official_cover_art_for_Bioshock_InfiniteI loved the first game (2007). It blew my mind. I loved the second one (2010), but my mind was unblown. I waited with great anticipation for the third game and my mind was blown, but still I don’t love Bioshock Infinite (2013).

Bioshock Infinite is about a man looking for a girl called Elisabeth in the flying city of Colombia. As the story progresses he has to make allies and enemies and experience betrayal throughout time and space.

The story and the setting of Colombia touches on many themes; Both theological, political and philosophical. Among them are extreme patriotism, Marxism, racism, fundamental Christianity and the chance that our universe may be just one of an infinite amount of others (thus probably the title).

The story is both complex and laughable banal at times and although it has some weak tie ins with the other Bioshock games it feels mostly like a separate story. The graphics has changed from the previous games as it’s more bright with higher focus on violent portrayals on more human enemies. This made the game less enjoyable to me and this is what I gather from other players of the game as well. The extreme focus and details on violence may be intentional though as the story also has a anti-violence message that may work for some, but I found it a bit preachy and out of place sometimes. This anti-violence message gets stronger and stronger throughout the DLCs as well until the final chapter where you can’t even kill anyone and the gameplay goes from action shooter to more stealth based.

The complex themes touched in this game seems to be dealt with in a neutral, almost apathetic fashion where no ideology or philosophy presented are the heroes. This neutral depiction makes the game seem abit directionless at times. If you want a game with a clear message I don’t think this is the game for you.

All in all I enjoyed the game and it’s DLCs but it is my third favorite Bioshock game. The graphics and style of the game is great. The city of Colombia feels like a real city in the sky and the events and characters in the game are facinating enough to keep you playing to the end. The gameplay is more or less like the previous games with weapons and “magical powers” to mix up the battles and keep it interesting. As I’ve said before, the violence in this game can be a bit disturbing at times and this did stump some of the action enjoyment of the game.

All in all I recommend this game for people who like first person action shooters with RPG elements who don’t mind abit of food for thought as well.

Why was this review objective?

Soo… what made this review objective? First off, I was humble. I used words like “probably“, “maybe” and “I think”. This differentiate what I know for a fact (which is very little) and what I think or believe (subjectivity).

I then don’t give too much focus and analysis towards the subject matter of the game (implied meaning) just how much the subject matter enhanced or reduced the games enjoyability for me as a player. I also use other people’s opinion as a reference in my review. A luxury that arguably isn’t so easy for critics of newer games but the point is that wether or not I use others as point of reference I at least try to think what other’s who isn’t like me, think of the game.

Blog 2.0 - The point is not to be 100% objective, is to not be a smug patronizing SJW.

Blog 2.0 – The point is not to be 100% objective, is to not be a smug patronizing SJW.

Let´s Play Portal 2 – Episode sin²(θ)+cos²(θ)=1

9 Nov

Here we go again…

In this first Let´s play of Portal 2 multiplayer, Random and Andy try to do some team building, learn a bit about themselves and each other while trying to make learning fun.

Also there is some references to the Hunger Games.

Also I made a intro referring to AngryJoe´s and other creative people on youtube´s copyright problems.

AngryJoe´s videos:
Part 1: http://youtu.be/JQfHdasuWtI
Part 2: http://youtu.be/QAi81_uvztM
Part 3: http://youtu.be/xkFEDQaVxrE

I am using South Park soundbites from the episode “Canada on Strike” for parody use and Apoptygma Berzerk – Kathy’s Song (Ferry Corsten 12”) as pastiche.

Blog 2.0 - This was a triumph

Blog 2.0 – This was a triumph