I was reading Mike Gorski’s Real DuPont blog this morning. The city council of my home town (DuPont, WA) is debating the merits of a skate park. Some of the discussion is silly, focusing on how people feel and whether or not kids will “like” the decision. There is very little open discussion about the economics of the decision, which as a taxpayer disturbs me. It reminded me of Milton Friedman’s matrix of spending, from his Free to Choose series. Here’s a snippet…
Today’s video games have great graphics, and game environments are becoming more and more immersive. Virtual worlds, like Second Life, can’t match the power of a console gaming platform, but what they lack in graphical finesse, they make up for by providing a rich social networking experience.
They’re all outdated crap!
Compared to what companies like Musion are doing, even the X-BOX can be considered a dinosaur. Watch the video, below. It’s a recording of Gorillaz’s live performance at the MTV Awards 2005 in Lisbon. While you’re watching, realize that those are holograms on stage, before a live audience.
Using the power of Cisco’s On-Stage TelePresence Experience, Musion has taken holograms to a new level. In the next video, you’ll see someone from San Jose, California talk live with a group in Bangalore, India.
What will gaming be like in five years? Ten? Lawnmower Man? Please.
John’s no stranger to game design, or design journals. In 2000, John released the self-published Orkworld. During development, he wrote a weekly design blog on the Gaming Outpost website. It was very insightful, and I’m glad to see he’s doing something similar with Houses.
I don’t watch that many movies; there aren’t that many worth watching. My friends kid me that I always walk out of the theater. That’s unfair; I’ve stayed for at least three that I can remember!
I was going crazy the other day, so I popped in Breach, in an attempt to numb my brain and relax. It’s a decent flick; I was pleasantly surprised.
The part of Robert Hanssen, one of the biggest spies in US history, is played by Chris Cooper. I like this guy. He’s usually cast in a supporting role, so I think one of the reasons I paid attention to this movie was that he had a central part.
Eric O’Neill, the guy who played an integral part in bringing Hanssen down, intrigues me. Perhaps this is because we’re the same age, I don’t know. He wasn’t an agent, but dreamed of it. But, seeing the stress the life of the FBI caused for his family, he walked away. O’Neill currently practices law in DC.