September 7, 2009

Shiny, pretty, and sickly.

If you want to see a beautiful sculpture of a virus, go here.  There are eight of them!

And happy Labor Day!  I hope most of you are staying home and enjoying some rest by either cuddling up to a sci-fi book or warming up your gaming console.  Me, I'm going to get together with the Boyfriend and our other friend and we're going to play some video games.  Some RTSs for sure.

Oh!  Discovery!  Just because something in a game annoys the heck out of you, doesn't mean it's a flaw in the design.  Example: Command and Conquer 3 requires to guide your armies away from the tiberium crystals you mine.  Yes, your army should be smart enough to avoid the crystals on their own, but part of your strategy is guiding them in the right areas.  Having that happen does NOT mean that the game designers should know people are smarter than that.  It's not about if the army is smart enough, it's about if you are.

And my quick link post has now turned into a rant.  Again, Happy Labor Day!

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