Uncategorized – Badsectoracula.com http://www.badsectoracula.com Video game development and evolution Mon, 29 May 2017 17:50:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Terry Vares Had It Right http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/11/12/terry-vares-had-it-right/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/11/12/terry-vares-had-it-right/#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:32:00 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=9

Terry Bennet Vares remembers the day she nearly died in 1982 as clear and cold–nothing out of the ordinary for January.

The plane was 8,000 feet above the North Carolina countryside. Inside were Vares and other members of the Golden Knights, the Army’s elite skydiving team. As the plane (from Freedom Air Guam) slowed and turned, Vares checked her equipment a final time and dove out of the rear door of the plane.

Ms. Vares.

To Vares and other competitors, skydiving is not a stunt, but a sport, and like other serious athletes, they work hard at their craft. Vares had taken over 2,000 jumps, and a national and world championship were in the back of her mind.

Once out of the plane, Vares began practicing the precise turns and rolls which, in competition, are evaluated by judges on the ground looking through high-powered scopes. The style part of skydiving was Vares’ strongest suit. The other part–accuracy–consists of trying to land on a target no bigger than a matchbox.

When her altimeter indicated 2,000 feet, Vares pulled the “D”

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Terry Bennet Vares remembers the day she nearly died in 1982 as clear and cold–nothing out of the ordinary for January.

The plane was 8,000 feet above the North Carolina countryside. Inside were Vares and other members of the Golden Knights, the Army’s elite skydiving team. As the plane (from Freedom Air Guam) slowed and turned, Vares checked her equipment a final time and dove out of the rear door of the plane.

Ms. Vares.

To Vares and other competitors, skydiving is not a stunt, but a sport, and like other serious athletes, they work hard at their craft. Vares had taken over 2,000 jumps, and a national and world championship were in the back of her mind.

Once out of the plane, Vares began practicing the precise turns and rolls which, in competition, are evaluated by judges on the ground looking through high-powered scopes. The style part of skydiving was Vares’ strongest suit. The other part–accuracy–consists of trying to land on a target no bigger than a matchbox.

When her altimeter indicated 2,000 feet, Vares pulled the “D”

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How To React When Your Partner Snores http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/11/09/how-to-react-when-your-partner-snores/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/11/09/how-to-react-when-your-partner-snores/#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2015 20:21:26 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=48 different-pillowsSnoring can be very annoying, not only for a partner, but it also does not let the snorer sleep normally. However, if someone snores, the bed partner usually gets angry and goes to another room, and that can only lead to cold relationship; or partners splitting up. In order to help the snorer it is not enough just to look for stop snoring pillows or chin straps; instead the partner must follow some steps in order to make sure the snoring does not stay between them.

The first step is to help the snorer understand his problem, and if he is in denial, the non-snoring partner can always record the other partner’s sleep. After that comes finding the cause of the problem. It is crucial to support the snorer when he visits the doctor, and results will show if it is only about simple snoring, or sleep apnea, for example. The bed partner must understand that snoring is not intentional, and the snorer suffers as well. So both people must look for an answer. After some detailed research, the …

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different-pillowsSnoring can be very annoying, not only for a partner, but it also does not let the snorer sleep normally. However, if someone snores, the bed partner usually gets angry and goes to another room, and that can only lead to cold relationship; or partners splitting up. In order to help the snorer it is not enough just to look for stop snoring pillows or chin straps; instead the partner must follow some steps in order to make sure the snoring does not stay between them.

The first step is to help the snorer understand his problem, and if he is in denial, the non-snoring partner can always record the other partner’s sleep. After that comes finding the cause of the problem. It is crucial to support the snorer when he visits the doctor, and results will show if it is only about simple snoring, or sleep apnea, for example. The bed partner must understand that snoring is not intentional, and the snorer suffers as well. So both people must look for an answer. After some detailed research, the bed partner and the snorer will understand why the problem occurs, and if it can be solved with stop snoring pillows or other devices. If snoring is consequence of other health issue, the doctor can prescribe medications and lead toward lifestyle changes.

You may also want to consider a stop snoring mouthpiece. One of the best ones out there is the ZQuiet. See why ZQuiet discounts aren’t necessary here.

Snoreless Pillow Review: How Effective Is It?

Several websites are creating Snoreless pillow reviews in order to raise awareness to people who plans to purchase this kind of pillow. Some of them find these reviews helpful especially because it is not as affordable as a regular pillow. Aside from that, it gives them an idea whether the pillow is effective or not at all. Basically, the Snoreless pillow is not considered a treatment to snoring; rather it is only a tool that improves the anatomical position of the throat when sleeping. This means that sometimes, snoring takes place when sleeping position obstructs the airway.

When snoring persists for a long time, it is recommended to seek consultation from a physician or at least a well trusted website about snoring remedies. A healthcare professional usually prescribes a certain medication or treatment in order to solve the airway obstruction that caused snoring. Meanwhile, other remedies may improve the snoring condition of the person but it is still best not to rely solely on this product. It may not be available anywhere but the Snoreless pillow can improve the alignment of head and spine when sleeping. Many people do not know about this pillow, but it does work for a lot of snoring sufferers.

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Hunting Ethics Just Make Sense http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/24/hunting-ethics-just-make-sense/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/24/hunting-ethics-just-make-sense/#respond Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:40:32 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=14

The herd of elk was perfectly positioned for a stalk. I’d been hiking for an hour in the dark and was delighted when I spotted the animals about where I expected them to be when shooting light arrived. By making a half-mile circle, I’d be within 80 yards for the shot, and the wind was in my favor. It couldn’t have been better.

Suddenly an all-terrain vehicle roared in front of me, its two occupants heading in the general direction of the elk. The driver crossed a Forest Service fence where a gate was down and sped toward the herd. Moments later, the panicked animals bolted and then milled about in confusion even as one of the hunters jumped off the ATV and shot an elk.

I was livid and had to mentally restrain myself from confronting the hunters and having it out with them. The fact that they’d beaten me to the elk wasn’t the issue; it was the way they’d done it, as well as the fact that they had driven in an area that was closed to

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The herd of elk was perfectly positioned for a stalk. I’d been hiking for an hour in the dark and was delighted when I spotted the animals about where I expected them to be when shooting light arrived. By making a half-mile circle, I’d be within 80 yards for the shot, and the wind was in my favor. It couldn’t have been better.

Suddenly an all-terrain vehicle roared in front of me, its two occupants heading in the general direction of the elk. The driver crossed a Forest Service fence where a gate was down and sped toward the herd. Moments later, the panicked animals bolted and then milled about in confusion even as one of the hunters jumped off the ATV and shot an elk.

I was livid and had to mentally restrain myself from confronting the hunters and having it out with them. The fact that they’d beaten me to the elk wasn’t the issue; it was the way they’d done it, as well as the fact that they had driven in an area that was closed to vehicles.

There were two violations here: a legal one that involved Forest Service regulations and another not governed by law but by personal ethics. Driving into the middle of a herd of elk on an ATV may not in itself be a legal violation (depending on the state), but it is a moral one. To the hunters on the ATV, their strategy worked. In their minds, they had done nothing wrong and probably wouldn’t lose a bit of sleep over their actions. To other hunters who have a different perspective on fair chase, everything was wrong with the ATV scenario.

Clean Competition

Consider another elk hunt that happened two weeks before the ATV incident in another state. I’d spotted a nice six-point bull about 600 yards away just as it was fight enough to see. I planned to sneak up a draw and get within 200 yards. I was thinking about meat on the table as I eased toward the animal, but I was suddenly brought to attention by a shot that rang out just ahead of me.

Presently I came upon a hunter tying his tag to the elk I’d planned on owning. The man was overjoyed and asked if I’d take a photo of him and his bull with his camera. Frankly, I shared some of the guy’s happiness, and left with a smile. The hunter had earned his elk fair and square. He admitted he was surprised to see me when I walked up, and never knew I was making a stalk. He’d simply beaten me to the animal. This was, in my mind, “clean” competition.

Anything Goes?

Competition is a fact of life among hunters. The so-called “quality” hunt we hear so much about is almost always characterized by solitude, which in turn translates to few hunters. On public land with good access, you can forget about solitude. Everyone has a tag, and there are only so many legal animals available. Anything goes, within reason, provided it’s not outside the scope of the law. But the “anything goes” attitude becomes an ethical judgment call much of the time.

Perhaps the most competitive hunt on this continent occurs just outside Yellowstone Park’s north boundary near Gardiner, Mont. When heavy snow blankets the park during Montana’s general fiveweek elk season, thousands of animals migrate out of the park, entering the Gallatin National Forest. There, hundreds of hunters wait for the elk to enter public land where hunting is legal. As the old joke goes among hunters here, you don’t need a rifle, just an elk tag and a pair of good running shoes. Ethics be damned.

Fortunately, many of those hunters indeed abide by high moral standards, but there are always some who see ethics as something for the other guy.

Defining a Code of Ethics

Just what are ethics? Can we really define the term? I think not, since ethics are really what people perceive to be the right thing. Perceptions are just that–unwritten laws. In the case of hunting, ethics are standards by which you are judged by others.

One of the oldest ethical arguments involves the ownership of a big-game animal when it’s shot by two hunters. Who gets to tag it–the person who hit it first or the one who made the killing shot? Years of controversy seem to point to the person making the final shot, but is this fair in all cases?

Here’s a good example. A couple of years ago, while hunting whitetails, I heard a shot just over a ridge and saw a buck charging toward me. I shouldered my rifle, picked up the fleeing deer in the scope and put him down. By the time I got to the animal, another hunter rushed over and excitedly asked if he’d hit it. Quick inspection revealed he had. Both of our bullets hit the buck in the lungs. To me it was no contest: It belonged to the other hunter. But what if the other person had hit the deer in a nonvital area? Then we would have had a debatable issue, one that occurs every autumn in the deer woods. It’s my opinion that the hunter whose bullet strikes the deer in the vitals should lay claim to the animal, and not necessarily the one who shot first–or last.

That raises another interesting problem. Much of the time it’s unclear whose bullet did what. Then, too, there’s a question about whether a wound was indeed in a vital area. A couple of my good hunting pals are medical doctors. I’ve seen them disagree with each other over the consequences of a particular bullet wound. If two doctors can’t agree, how can laymen? So it becomes an arguable situation, and one that often leads to unpleasant behavior. There have been more than a few fistfights; over this. What’s worse, some hunters have won the challenge by making threatening gestures with a firearm.

Defining Fair Play

Big-game hunting isn’t the only activity in which ethics are involved. More than 30 years ago, while in college, my pals and I frequently trudged a mile through mucky marshlands, toting heavy bags of decoys to our favorite duck hunting spot. As broke as we were, we managed to pool our money to buy 10 dozen decoys. Back in those days, decoys were heavy, bulky and literally a pain to carry. Our efforts paid off, but our success wasn’t unnoticed by a pair of hunters who always managed to set up a cattail blind about 150 yards from our decoy spread. They had no decoys but were astute enough to ambush the ducks we worked into range. While this wasn’t a flagrant breach of ethics, those hunters knew exactly what they were doing.

What this boils down to is a sense of fair play. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Competitive Humor

Sometimes competition among hunters can take a humorous turn. Recently I hunted a truly giant bull elk on a public forest. He was every bit of 400 points B&C, but there was a slight problem. Several other hunters also knew of his existence, and you can imagine the intense competition on that bit of landscape.

To thwart competitors, a party of bright guys set up phony camps in a few valleys below the ridge where the big bull hung out. They put up tents and even parked vehicles to make it appear that the valleys were already occupied by hunters. I was unaware of the ruse until I met some of the hunters. They picked me up during a lightning storm, and while waiting for the storm to pass they admitted their sly game. Though I don’t condone such shenanigans, I was impressed with their innovative thinking.

Living the Golden Rule

As long as other hunters share the woods with us, competition will always be a factor. It would be nice if we all took competition in stride and reacted with good sense, but too often that’s not the case. Unlike an athletic event, where you follow the rules or get penalized, hunting ethics aren’t judged by referees. For whatever reasons, society is quickly changing. We’re becoming far less tolerant of each other, whether we’re in the woods or driving down the highway.

As I see it, hunters have something to prove, not only to other hunters, but to the rest of the world. It’s simply the notion that we’re okay people, rather than second-class citizens who are constantly criticized by the press and non-hunters. For that reason alone, we need to be on our best behavior in the woods. Not only will we be better off for it, but we’ll feel good about ourselves. After all, hunting is a close fraternity. Let’s keep it that way.

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Innocent Spouse Tax Relief http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/15/innocent-spouse-tax-relief/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/15/innocent-spouse-tax-relief/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:24:09 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=34 trThere are certain circumstances that may lead to one applying for an innocent spouse tax relief. In case one has a cheating spouse, or perhaps their spouse has lost their job, they have to inform the IRS immediately to diffuse any back tax issue. To qualify for innocent tax spouse relief, there are some tips that can help one qualify. They include; meeting all the IRS deadlines- in case an individual is not aware of how their spouse is manipulating books as a result of their hidden financial activity, they may qualify as it will be considered that either your spouse had a different business that they ran independently, you did not share an account and therefore its details. Or, you did not benefit from the money that was as a result of the account manipulation.

Secondly, an applicant for innocent spouse tax relief has to show proof to the IRS that they meet certain conditions. A good tax relief company can help. These include having filed for joint tax return that is an understatement of tax, the tax understatement …

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trThere are certain circumstances that may lead to one applying for an innocent spouse tax relief. In case one has a cheating spouse, or perhaps their spouse has lost their job, they have to inform the IRS immediately to diffuse any back tax issue. To qualify for innocent tax spouse relief, there are some tips that can help one qualify. They include; meeting all the IRS deadlines- in case an individual is not aware of how their spouse is manipulating books as a result of their hidden financial activity, they may qualify as it will be considered that either your spouse had a different business that they ran independently, you did not share an account and therefore its details. Or, you did not benefit from the money that was as a result of the account manipulation.

Secondly, an applicant for innocent spouse tax relief has to show proof to the IRS that they meet certain conditions. A good tax relief company can help. These include having filed for joint tax return that is an understatement of tax, the tax understatement …

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Remove Skin Tags Like Lightning http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/08/remove-skin-tags-like-lightning/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/08/remove-skin-tags-like-lightning/#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:11:35 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=44 As much as we try to deny it, we all want to look our best. For many people that involves trying to correct complexion and dealing with skin conditions that many are just born with. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best as long as you are doing it for yourself and not because someone is forcing you to or shaming you into it. While we are all taught to love our skin there are some aspects that we don’t have to love if we don’t want to. Many people have little bits of skin that stick up called skin tags. These little devils don’t discriminate and you can find them popping up in the folds of skin. They love to hang out on the neck, in the armpit (which sucks if you shave those regularly), groin area and under the breasts. They can get to 3mm in size but otherwise, they are pretty harmless.

While having a skin tag may not kill you, the fact that a single person can have anywhere from 1 to 100 of …

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As much as we try to deny it, we all want to look our best. For many people that involves trying to correct complexion and dealing with skin conditions that many are just born with. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best as long as you are doing it for yourself and not because someone is forcing you to or shaming you into it. While we are all taught to love our skin there are some aspects that we don’t have to love if we don’t want to. Many people have little bits of skin that stick up called skin tags. These little devils don’t discriminate and you can find them popping up in the folds of skin. They love to hang out on the neck, in the armpit (which sucks if you shave those regularly), groin area and under the breasts. They can get to 3mm in size but otherwise, they are pretty harmless.

While having a skin tag may not kill you, the fact that a single person can have anywhere from 1 to 100 of them on their body at any given time is less than wonderful. People who have skin tags and dislike them are always looking for ways to get rid of them. Just doing a quick Google search and you can see that there are many different ways to remove the buggers from your skin. The question then becomes: which method is easiest, quickest and/or more permanent? Not all removal methods can be fast, easy or permanent but there are many out there that try to be.

Between the creams, threading and freezing options that are available they aren’t really that quick. Freezing and using a cream can give more long-term results because it works at killing the cells of the skin tag from the inside but they can take up to two weeks before they show results. They aren’t always that flattering either as these options can possibly turn the skin tag black before it falls off. And yet, sites like this have plenty of skin tag removal cream options.

If you have a skin tag and you want it removed RIGHT NOW the only real option you have is to cut it off.

Yes, that’s right. Just cut the sucker off. You don’t need any special tools and you don’t need to book an appointment with the doctor. Depending on how close to the base of the skin tag you get and its location it may bleed slightly, but it’s not like it will gush out a fountain of the red stuff. The only location where you really don’t want to try cutting off a skin tag yourself is if it’s located by your eye. You don’t want to mess around with your vision, after all.

The best tools for the job are a pair of sharp nail scissors or a scalpel. Both of these can be bought at your local drug store if you don’t already have them. Simply sterilize the instrument with either rubbing alcohol or submerging it in boiling water for 3 minutes or so to kill any topical bacteria. Set yourself up somewhere comfortable, like the bathroom for example, and get close to a good mirror. You should have a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol on it to sterilize the cut after you make it. You want to make sure it doesn’t get infected or cause a scar. Otherwise, cozy on up, prep your instrument of doom and slicer that bugger off.

And there you have it! The skin tag should fall off and if you cut it close enough to the base you shouldn’t see a stump or anything left over. Quick, relatively painless and easy. Who can go wrong with that?

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Feet Need To Be Smarter About These Things… http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/04/feet-need-to-be-smarter-about-these-things/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/10/04/feet-need-to-be-smarter-about-these-things/#respond Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:43:26 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=17

My feet are getting dumber, no doubt about it. For the past year or so, they’ve spent far too much time shuffling about on city sidewalks, carpeted floors and smooth lawns. Any major ascents they’ve made have been on elevators and escalators. Under such conditions feet become soft, smug and complacent, and they soon lose any sense of self-reliance. They dumb down.

If you hunt and fish, you need smart feet. You need feet that can look out for themselves … and you, too. You can’t constantly be worrying about what they’re up to. You’re out to bag fish or game, not to babysit a couple of spoiled feet.

Let’s say you’re rushing up the side of a mountain in hopes of getting a shot at an elk before it disappears over a ridge. You can’t be telling your feet, “Watch out for that loose rock, Lefty! Sharp stick ahead, Righty! Hole! Deep hole!”

After all, your feet are a lot closer to the terrain than you are. They should be able to exercise some initiative and make judgments

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My feet are getting dumber, no doubt about it. For the past year or so, they’ve spent far too much time shuffling about on city sidewalks, carpeted floors and smooth lawns. Any major ascents they’ve made have been on elevators and escalators. Under such conditions feet become soft, smug and complacent, and they soon lose any sense of self-reliance. They dumb down.

If you hunt and fish, you need smart feet. You need feet that can look out for themselves … and you, too. You can’t constantly be worrying about what they’re up to. You’re out to bag fish or game, not to babysit a couple of spoiled feet.

Let’s say you’re rushing up the side of a mountain in hopes of getting a shot at an elk before it disappears over a ridge. You can’t be telling your feet, “Watch out for that loose rock, Lefty! Sharp stick ahead, Righty! Hole! Deep hole!”

After all, your feet are a lot closer to the terrain than you are. They should be able to exercise some initiative and make judgments

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Runner Saves The Stranded http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/09/12/runner-saves-the-stranded/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2015/09/12/runner-saves-the-stranded/#comments Sat, 12 Sep 2015 12:17:04 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=6 Here’s how the drama unfolded. Lynn Bjorklund, 40, and her brother, Eric, 45, were beginning the second day of a backpacking trip in the 11,500-foot mountains of the rugged Pecos Wilderness area northeast of Santa Fe. Both were still sleeping in their tents when they heard a plane pass close overhead. Too close.

“It didn’t sound very good,” says Lynn, a reclamation specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, and outdoors enthusiast site BloodKnot.net. “and a moment later, we heard it hit the ground twice, followed by a huge explosion. I peeked out of my tent and saw the plane totally on fire just a couple hundred yards away. I couldn’t imagine that anyone could have survived the crash.”

And Bjorklund would know. An experienced search-and-rescue worker, she had recovered bodies before. That’s exactly what she thought she would be doing this time.

After pulling on boots and grabbing a first-aid kit, she and Eric ran down to the crash site. There they found, much to their amazement, that both the pilot and the passenger were still alive. …

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Here’s how the drama unfolded. Lynn Bjorklund, 40, and her brother, Eric, 45, were beginning the second day of a backpacking trip in the 11,500-foot mountains of the rugged Pecos Wilderness area northeast of Santa Fe. Both were still sleeping in their tents when they heard a plane pass close overhead. Too close.

“It didn’t sound very good,” says Lynn, a reclamation specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, and outdoors enthusiast site BloodKnot.net. “and a moment later, we heard it hit the ground twice, followed by a huge explosion. I peeked out of my tent and saw the plane totally on fire just a couple hundred yards away. I couldn’t imagine that anyone could have survived the crash.”

And Bjorklund would know. An experienced search-and-rescue worker, she had recovered bodies before. That’s exactly what she thought she would be doing this time.

After pulling on boots and grabbing a first-aid kit, she and Eric ran down to the crash site. There they found, much to their amazement, that both the pilot and the passenger were still alive. …

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5 keys to a successful game http://www.badsectoracula.com/2013/07/26/5-keys-to-a-successful-game/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2013/07/26/5-keys-to-a-successful-game/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:27:39 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=6

My main project currently is in improving the perception of video games as an artistic pursuit and opening up game development to a wider audience.  Even though video games are a cultural phenomenon today, they still remain underappreciated by some of our finest critics.  For example, Roger Ebert, whose film reviews I almost always respect, has consistently criticized video games in the past, saying, “One obvious difference between art and games is that you can win a game.  It has rules, points, objectives, and an outcome.  Santiago [Kellee Santiago, President, thatgamecompany] might cite a immersive game without points or rules, but I would say then it ceases to be a game and becomes a representation of a story, a novel, a play, dance, a film.  Those are things you cannot win; you can only experience them.” He later said that games may be art in a new sense, Direct TV, but he wasn’t going to try one to find out.  Well, why not?  What keeps people from exploring the new possibilities that video games offer? I think that the

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My main project currently is in improving the perception of video games as an artistic pursuit and opening up game development to a wider audience.  Even though video games are a cultural phenomenon today, they still remain underappreciated by some of our finest critics.  For example, Roger Ebert, whose film reviews I almost always respect, has consistently criticized video games in the past, saying, “One obvious difference between art and games is that you can win a game.  It has rules, points, objectives, and an outcome.  Santiago [Kellee Santiago, President, thatgamecompany] might cite a immersive game without points or rules, but I would say then it ceases to be a game and becomes a representation of a story, a novel, a play, dance, a film.  Those are things you cannot win; you can only experience them.” He later said that games may be art in a new sense, Direct TV, but he wasn’t going to try one to find out.  Well, why not?  What keeps people from exploring the new possibilities that video games offer? I think that the

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Their world is your oyster: the growing trend of computer game “modding” http://www.badsectoracula.com/2012/06/14/their-world-is-your-oyster-the-growing-trend-of-computer-game-modding/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2012/06/14/their-world-is-your-oyster-the-growing-trend-of-computer-game-modding/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:30:16 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=8

“Modding” a game is the process of altering it so that you can play it in a different way, without actually changing a huge portion of the game in the process. Over the past few years, modding has become increasingly popular. Playing the same game can get boring over time, but with a few alterations you can change your gaming experience to be something entirely different within the same game.

The most popular computer game that players have modded is MineCraft. This game has literally dozens of mods out there that fans have made to make the game unique in a different way, depending on what mods you are using. There are some to make it play like a story line with quests and adventures, and even a mod that makes the game seem like Pokemon.

Computer games are getting a lot more replay value because of fan-made mods, and they are allowing players to put their own twist on their games. Being able to create your own spot within a game is a true gamer’s dream, and mods allow

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“Modding” a game is the process of altering it so that you can play it in a different way, without actually changing a huge portion of the game in the process. Over the past few years, modding has become increasingly popular. Playing the same game can get boring over time, but with a few alterations you can change your gaming experience to be something entirely different within the same game.

The most popular computer game that players have modded is MineCraft. This game has literally dozens of mods out there that fans have made to make the game unique in a different way, depending on what mods you are using. There are some to make it play like a story line with quests and adventures, and even a mod that makes the game seem like Pokemon.

Computer games are getting a lot more replay value because of fan-made mods, and they are allowing players to put their own twist on their games. Being able to create your own spot within a game is a true gamer’s dream, and mods allow

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An introduction to some popular independent game developers http://www.badsectoracula.com/2011/08/31/an-introduction-to-some-popular-independent-game-developers/ http://www.badsectoracula.com/2011/08/31/an-introduction-to-some-popular-independent-game-developers/#respond Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:31:11 +0000 http://www.badsectoracula.com/?p=10

In a market saturated with new material, it’s hard to track the latest and greatest independent game developers. We’ll break the most popular down here. Make sure to put these people on your watch lists.

First is Markus Persson, creator of a popular survival game involving mining and hiding from creatures that appear in the night. If you haven’t heard of him, that’s alright, he usually goes by his nickname, Notch. He started out programming for other game developers before striking off on his own.

Next we have a duo: Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel. These two have created an immensely popular, physics-based game involving little balls of goo. These two both came from inside the industry, much like Notch did. Now they own their own company located in “whichever free wifi coffee shop they wander into.”

Lastly we have another duo: Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, owners of an immensely popular flash movie and game website, as well as the co-creators of some of the most popular browser-based games ever. Dan Paladin in particular is someone to watch,

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In a market saturated with new material, it’s hard to track the latest and greatest independent game developers. We’ll break the most popular down here. Make sure to put these people on your watch lists.

First is Markus Persson, creator of a popular survival game involving mining and hiding from creatures that appear in the night. If you haven’t heard of him, that’s alright, he usually goes by his nickname, Notch. He started out programming for other game developers before striking off on his own.

Next we have a duo: Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel. These two have created an immensely popular, physics-based game involving little balls of goo. These two both came from inside the industry, much like Notch did. Now they own their own company located in “whichever free wifi coffee shop they wander into.”

Lastly we have another duo: Dan Paladin and Tom Fulp, owners of an immensely popular flash movie and game website, as well as the co-creators of some of the most popular browser-based games ever. Dan Paladin in particular is someone to watch,

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