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  1. Essence of warsong

    wav No ego but the facts, you should know this already. The name warsong gets more attention. The people you stated have points but people should keep putting them in better order and we both know that better design will come out sooner or later and people should look at other sources for inspiration. I agree with some of the things you say but up to a point. It does depend on the culture to a point and hostile people like hostile game. Here is a site that might help you see about how different cultures see games different. http://www.the-magicbox.com/charts.htm Iron I like what you say sometimes and you have a better grasp of design than most but you are not perfect. You come to game dev to read opinions of game design and I am giving you another opinion which you can think about it or not think about it. Others like what I have to say and they think about it and I do not expect people to take everything I say as gold but take some ideas of what I say. Just like my signature how once I had a post about it and then I found a saying that reflects my post which many did not get it. Do you remember that one about opposites? Just becasue can not see it does not mean it does not exist. I do not have all the answers since I am not in the mood to present it well. People learn better whenthey discover it with the help of others more than being told of it. Here is another one read my post about addiction and try to list the main points about it and put it in an orderly fashion. I think you will find it beneficial.
  2. Essence of warsong

    Now what? The obvious is not so obvious. But for something to be obvious it would look simple when understood. And simple things are not found in complex matters and everything is trying too hard even though they should not be. It is not as much as an idea being discovered but how the idea came to be. We don’t have to say ideas that are ahead of time but take the slow steps to get up to them. Everyone wants to take on a big challenge and games are progressing faster than designers understand what is happening. Maybe people should try to understand everything about a 4 big game and they move on. Just because the game industry doesn’t take the right steps does not mean people should. One example is the game industry thinks it is above making 2d games but they did not do all that 2D games can do. It is good that some companies understand that there is more to be done and they go back to 2D. Ideas might prosper in an insane person but I would not go as far as genius. The people that made mortal kombat wanted real looking characters and violence and that sold well and they admitted that it would not have sold if it was not for that. They were the first to do it which helped them be the official and well known people and anyone else would be a copy cat second. The same thing goes with GTA how they put a realistic environment and gave the person freedom in a 3d world No real critical or analytical thinkers in the game industry to even come close to making a periodic table. Most people have an idea but they are not the type of people to put some kind of order in it. Look at the design forum posts and you see a pattern. And again the obvious is not so obvious. Instead of people asking why a particular game is addicting why not ask why are games addicting and put it in an orderly chart? I did that I gave it to some designers in here and they appreciate it, and some try to understand it and make a better chart. Obviously the real designs are done in private and the general rough ideas come with the help of a forum sometimes. I hinted on some things in old topic which many did not like and attacked it but some took the challenge and game some good replies. Obviously this is not easy but I just think people should try to master something small than something big first. It is like martial art class where the students have no teacher around and they persist in learning how to do the touch of death as their first move. LOL HAYAAAAAA Not to be mean as how some may assume of my topics but maybe everyone should say they suck as designers and take it from their. It is funny how every programmer thinks they know how to design but I don’t see any major games being made by them with all the knowledge they have, and some young kid that got an idea and thinks he can make the best game just because of a gimmick or 2. I think some come up with cleaver topics to think about which some are easy to answer and some make you think that can be more challenging than a game. I like my old topic and so did some people but many could not understand and attack since they could not understand the general point. That is the point to be limiting to see what design you can make when you only have very few options. The best designer is not them one that can make the best out of everything but the best with very few things. People should make a good simple game then they should go up top making something up to date like 3D, MMORPG, and the rest. Make a better pacman, Tetris, etc with limitations or have a competition about it and then talk about why people did what they did in the game. Everyone is bites off more they can chew. A mathematician does not do advanced math if they do not understand how math works and this goes for other things as well and game design should not be an exception only if you want to trial and error and shoot in the dark. --
  3. Essence of warsong

    I come and go and I still see no one coming close to gather the essence of game design. Pointing out a few so so games as examples might help but only if you are looking for the root of the problem. I think we talked about why games are fun, and why they are addicting and the rest but I do not see them all in one orderly fashion and people keep repeating the same questions in different ways. People should try and learn how to dissect small games and understand them well before they can make big games. Some say some good points, some just touch on them, and others just don’t know how to appreciate. Just take things one step at a time and small steps. Understand the how, why, what, where, when, etc. People should take key notes and post them up, and others can take the information and refine them. Throwing big examples just means more people will ask the same question and the design will not be as efficient or fun just like most people have made. To make a better game you have to be a bit pessimistic in a way and think that the game needs more. When you think that the game is all that and think there is no room for improvement they will make no room for improvement. Also if the only purpose is to make the game is to be fun, then we need to understand what is fun and how not all fun games can be good, but a total mental, physical, and financially productive time gone to waste.
  4. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41978 This is the short part for Lazy people but read the link ========== "The world's melting pot was our nickname. It didn't mean that any group of people had to check their customs, culture or cuisine, at the door. It did mean that they, and especially their children, learned English, and that they learned to live and let live." "That has changed, you may have noticed. And I blame my fellow Jews. When it comes to pushing the multicultural, anti-Christian agenda, you find Jewish judges, Jewish journalists, and the American Civil Liberties Union, at the forefront. "But when the overwhelming majority of a country's population is of one religion, and roughly 90 percent of Americans happen to be one sort of Christian or another, only a damn fool would deny the obvious. "" "But the dirty little secret in America is that anti-Semitism is no longer a problem in society – it's been replaced by a rampant anti-Christianity. For example, the hatred spewed toward George W. Bush has far less to do with his policies than it does with his religion...They only object to politicians attending church for religious reasons." "It is the ACLU, which is overwhelmingly Jewish in terms of membership and funding, that is leading the attack against Christianity in America. It is they who have conned far too many people into believing that the phrase "separation of church and state" actually exists somewhere in the Constitution. You may have noticed, though, that the ACLU is highly selective when it comes to religious intolerance." "I happen to despise bullies and bigots. I hate them when they represent the majority, but no less when, like Jews in America, they represent an infinitesimal minority. I am getting the idea that too many Jews won't be happy until they pull off their own version of the Spanish Inquisition, forcing Christians to either deny their faith and convert to agnosticism or suffer the consequences." "I should point out that many of these people abhor Judaism every bit as much as they do Christianity. They're the ones who behave as if atheism were a calling. They're the nutcakes who go berserk if anyone even says, "In God we trust" or mentions that the Declaration of Independence refers to a Creator with a capital "C." By this time, I'm only surprised that they haven't begun a campaign to do away with Sunday as a day of rest. After all, it's only for religious reasons – Christian reasons – that Sunday, and not Tuesday or Wednesday, is so designated." "This is a Christian nation, my friends. And all of us are fortunate it is one, and that so many Americans have seen fit to live up to the highest precepts of their religion. Speaking as a member of a minority group – and one of the smaller ones at that – I say it behooves those of us who don't accept Jesus Christ as our savior to show some gratitude to those who do, and to start respecting the values and traditions of the overwhelming majority of our fellow citizens, just as we keep insisting that they respect ours. by Burt Prelutsky But why are the majority of the atheists, Jewish, and liberals attacking it?
  5. Peterson VS Simpson

    Capn Go make a link then, not my fault since I gave many suggestions to GD which have not been implemented yet, like the auto link option. Frugal I don’t know he is kind of old. Also I still think if OJ did or did not do it that he won’t go around killing again. Senses777 Content this content that, but at least you said something about the topic. Eclco Don’t be so hard on yourself to say you are a “illiterate moron “. Stay in school, read history, read facts/stats, and have a perfect mark on you perception tests then you might understand some thing, and maybe next time you can stay on topic. :) I send articles to mods and they don’t mind, but think that hypersensitive people that don’t know better will mind. No hidden meaning and the post says what it says. You probably will disagree with Bill Cosby. Remember reading information is more useful than playing games. ;)
  6. Peterson VS Simpson

    "In a murder case, all evidence of guilt other than eyewitness testimony is "circumstantial." Inasmuch as most murders do not occur at Grand Central Terminal during rush hour, it is not an uncommon occurrence to have murder convictions based entirely on circumstantial evidence. DNA evidence is "circumstantial evidence." Fingerprints are "circumstantial evidence." An eyewitness account of the perpetrator fleeing the scene of a stabbing with a bloody knife is "circumstantial evidence." Please stop referring to "circumstantial evidence" as if it doesn't count. There's a name for people who take a dim view of circumstantial evidence because they don't understand the concept of circumstantial evidence: They're called "O.J. jurors." Speaking of O.J., I keep hearing TV commentators say the Scott Peterson jury was influenced by the O.J. jury. Besides the fact that the jurors themselves say O.J. never crossed their minds until the press started asking them questions, the comparison is absurd. Among the burdens liberals have placed on blacks is the nutty idea that all blacks are obliged to defend the worst elements of their race." http://www.anncoulter.org/ The thing that Ann Coulter does not understand is that blacks defend their fellow blacks. The blacks in the OJ case said after a while that they know OJ is guilty. The reasons why they didn’t care is something that many here can not deal with which I will not say due to that fact. No real freedom of speech for truth since everyone want to thinks bad about the truth just like the case. Justice is not blind on some things it should be, and blind on things that it should not be. You know what kid of people lawyers select for jury duty right? The OJ case has circumstantial evidence and the Peterson case did not. Peterson lost since Geragos sucks, and many lawyers I have seen and judges do not care for right or wrong but the money. Sure some care but most do not. Many are out for the quick buck and visiting homes of lawyers and hearing what they do to other client’s shows that it’s a joke. The thing is money talks, and it is who you know not what you know. ;) Do I personally think he is guilty? In a way yes, but should he be tried guilty compared to other cases, well to be fair like the rest no. I don’t think he will die any time soon since many are on death row for over 20 years that did far worse crimes.
  7. No conservative teachers

    QUAT I forgot to reply but don’t worry I came back help correct some of your points. :D Replying feels like shooting fish in a barrel but how would I know since I do not live in the country. About you’re first off someone that is extreme to the left will find anyone to the right very extreme and if you are truly in the middle you will find it not so extreme. You said “Nice, so she is against the working class. How republican.” That is a matter of opinion and the unions push companies away to other countries since they want more money for less work. Kind of like some people that have a master’s degree and they get pied far less than people that work in the union and are H.S. drop outs that are ½ the age of the person with a masters. Money gone to good use, but you can post another topic to ask for more or you can research it. As for the rest of what she said you take you take it the wrong way and misinterpret some. For the part about raping the earth“…You couldn't get rid of the environment if you tried. Alaska is immense, caribou love the Alaskan pipeline, they've grouped there, frolicking and leaping over the pipeline ... but I'm lost in an irrelevancy. The point is: We need oil for our CAT scan machines, airplanes, computers and refrigerators." Here is a better one "God gave us dominion over the earth and also free will. We can be good stewards of the forest by replanting the trees that we harvest. Or we can rape our forests of the trees and leave nothing. We have free will, and also the consequences of our choices." Better? As for the second part what’s wrong with that? I do disagree since no matter how many you kill they always stay the same. The thing is to stop funding them and it will collapse on its own since it never can sustain itself. You have to know the issue well and obviously you do not. That is another point and if you want to talk about it more then PM me about it and not in here. You attack her on her comments but defend what she attacks that say things far worse? Being nice to evil makes you automatically evil to good. I bet 5 or 10 years form now you will wonder why you said the things you said now. Well I took the 2 main points and the rest are off as well in what you think and are some validity if you think about it. Also check out the first link on my sign that might help you about another question you had. Stop the hypersensitivity. Also take come economic classes if you have not graduated yet and come to the business district in NY and see how things are run. But if you want some credit then no one is perfect and neither is Ann Coulter, which she does say thing that go overboard just like you, me, and every other person. There is some sanity in her insanity just like your comments at times. But I get what both of you mean, and up to a degree you and she have a point, but in my opinion she has more validity due to her experience and the research I have seen. Enjoy the rest of the book. --------------- - - Lessbread Math is not about opinion; architects use the facts of math to calculate how to make structures. The point about 1+1=2 is to say that there is such thing as facts since you count how many eggs you put to make your cake, or count how much money you need to buy something. But if you feel it was not a good counter argument it was good enough for him to chance the question, and I could have said something better but it is what I came up with within 2 seconds after he said his comment since I did not have time like you had to give a good counter. Kind of like playing speed chess and regular chess. ;) But you basically agree with me that there is such a thing as facts and so you agree the liberal teacher is wrong. [Edited by - Warsong on December 16, 2004 3:39:06 PM]
  8. No conservative teachers

    smr How you relate things do not even close to match. Maybe you like to misinterpreted things. Anyway I hope you like the links. LessBread Math deals with facts, it does not deal with opinions. But you lost the meaning of the topic, but you generally agreed with me on the main point of the entire argument since I disagreed the liberal teacher said that there is no such things as facts and you tried to justify him even though you said just now “It relates a truth within a particular logical system, but it's not a fact. A fact relates to concrete realities, not abstract concepts. For example, a fact would be something like - Jane holds two books in her hand.” So I think you like to practice on your debating skills. ;) As for your other comments of schools I know what you mean and agree and I do not mean it literally but many schools misuse the money they get. Ethnu It is downright reprehensible up to a point right? Even the game of pool you hit one ball that can hit other balls to cause a reaction. Shai You want a link where it is in game dev use the search but why bother reading that silly article? a) What are you complaining about? Proof about what about the link in gamedev? b) Then you do not know enough which is why you say that. You can check out my first link at my sig which might explain some things. Cold_steel Mad max 2 right? Also I do not see any facts from the other side or links, so I presented more despite others not having more and complaining for more. The original topic is that most teachers are liberals which it can not be disputed well.
  9. No conservative teachers

    Shai What you said is absurd. What’s the point of giving you facts when you favor opinion. c-junkie Maybe you should live in an atheist country, o wait those have problems but no one wants to see it so people are doomed to repeat history. Tron3k First understand stats and stereotypes then I would like to hear your new tune. Even independent people do not agree and many liberals push them as conservatives like Bill O’Reilly. Also many of the top liberals want to increase taxes and want government to control many things which you even have so many in here being proud that the liberal party made so many government controlled social program. Cold_steel Yeah the teacher sided with my view almost all the times and she was a liberal but at least she did not impose her view. I had to write out 30 pages research paper. I know what I have to present but many here will ignore it for what they want to believe. The info on the links were factual. As for evolution you have to read up and see for yourself to believe it since that is a sort of effort to want to find the truth and not doing so means you do not care and want to believe what you want since it suites you. I posted a link once and the liberals did not like it and blocked the post which they do not want opposition since it is offensive. Saying the truth is not allowed saying outrageous claims is, talk about freedom of speech. Even just recently I posted well known facts that news sites and government officials said which was erased. It’s easy for many to become extreme liberal since another view is not allowed. Just like the examples what Ann coulter said that you hear conservative news paper being burned but never a liberal one. SMR In a way yes since both say idiotic things once in a while but the liberals say the most. The majority that voted for Kerry was not because they wanted Kerry but because they didn’t want Bush and that’s not a good way to win since if another conservative ran against Kerry it might have been a land slide. Also about you evolution claims. Many do not know that Darwin was a Christian so I guess he is the wacko Christian you were talking about. “Not very many evolutionists believe this any more because it isn’t consistent with what science has discovered about genetics.” But they still teach it in school and as you see the liberal side of school pushes for things that have been debunked many times but still persist. http://www.ridgenet.net/~do_while/sage/v6i5f.htm If you look on google Creation is making a come back since it is more likely plausible. “even their fellow evolutionists were not convinced” www.creationsafaris.com/crev0904.htm The majority evolution experts back then did not accept it and many do not now, and they have other forms of creation as well. Darwin wrote:‘… I cannot avoid the conclusion that no inherent tendency to progressive development exists.’http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v14/i4/darwin.asp http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/darwin.asp Darwin also said that if a bear is in the ocean it will turn into a wale, so will you believe that too? http://www.icr.org/research/jb/debatehighlights.html I don’t expect you to understand, and the links are not for you since I know you will not care and believe ignorantly what you want. So schools should present all sides to the argument and let people judge, or better yet not even delve into it since society does not have solid evidence, and should teach kids better on where they want to go than where they might come from. -------------------- - Ainokea Ultraviolet rays are the answer you are looking for. Lessbread You kidding right? I will pretend you and explain this to others that think like my teacher. The point of 1+1=2 was to indicate that there is such thing as facts. A person may not get the information well and get it wrong which might say it wrong, or one side does not know the information well enough and presents a view as fact. As for you comments back on education, you have to change the communities to get a better education as well. There is a difference from blacks, Asians, Indians, Mexicans, Eurasians, etc which stats from all over the US show this. Putting money in the public school system is like putting it in a bottomless pit. Quat You are right she is extreme in her education and could have even been on the apprentice show with her resume. Most can not even close to her education level. Just because I didn’t show the rest of the paragraph does not mean she did not show examples. Go read her the first 10 pages of her new book and come back and post what you found out, and if you do not post then either you understand and take what you said back, or you never want to understand. Also you have google so look it up if you care to know. Also I like my rating low. And BerwynIrish said it well. Arild fines I agree to a degree; giving freedom to one can hinder the other. Too much freedom means no security. If everyone had the freedom walk into any office, not to be checked in the air port, or come in your home unannounced there would be problems. Everything to moderation, but the liberals want to push people so that the government runs every part of their lives which is odd. Voting for extremist liberals has made the world backwards. The general liberal views that are said now were not said when the constitution was made. BerwynIrish Well said, but I have a low rating since I stick out the most since mostly start my own posts and rarely to another, but incoherent posts can attribute since some take it the wrong want and they think I am attacking them and that is because many here are hypersensitive. Also Many liberals do not want to hear the other side and if you say another view then you are being ignorant, if you do not let sick thing lies be said then you are restricting freedom of speech but when you say a harsh truth that will make people understand to help them then they will attack you and call you many bad things which in truth the things that they say is what they actually are. I am being nice here in the forums, if I was mean I would be extremely blunt and harsh with just as much insults as these people give out. Magmai kai You have some points. Also maybe school are a monopoly and to get out of it you have to go to a private school where you have to pay a lot or do home schooling. But private schools are that different in how they teach but they are different in what they teach sometimes. I wonder if many atheists go to private schools. :| Also the more money the community has the better school district you are. And no matter how much bussing you do you it does not help so the Liberals are wrong again to stick their noses in education which hurt the education system and wasted billions for many of their illogical programs. I took a class about the history of educations on how things were, why thing are, and where we are headed. I think that the school should get less and know how to do more with less. I think education should be free and should improve but no real reason to educate people since people are better controlled without education
  10. No conservative teachers

    Getting off track again? Wow is that a counter to the article? Is that what they teach in debating classed now? Well that tactic has been used by many liberals and it has been stated as so. Replying off topic does not help your argument but weaken it. “A major impediment to arguing with liberals is: They refuse to argue” “Without a Roman Coliseum-style audience to give them standing ovations for every idiotic utterance, you get the liberal disappearing act. At a loss whenever anyone argues back, liberals have a number of stratagems to prevent conservatives from talking. They shout conservatives down; unplug reporters' microphones; edit conservatives' answers in pre-taped TV shows (Hardball) to make the conservative look like a monkey; burn student newspapers; and heckle conservative speakers.” Ann Coulter I think practically all those examples have been seen here. ;) Well at least some seem to stay on topic which makes it interesting.
  11. 72 Hour GDC

    I think the games in the compo will not be good. So many compos I have seen are bad, despite them having weeks and months to make. People like to make bad clones, and the judging is even worse. Well this compo seems somewhat decent in the rules and in the judging. The time limit seems good which should encourage people to concentrate to make something simple and fun, and that’s is one of the main things about games is to be fun. Like always no matter who wins the game will have many bad things to it which can be easily pointed out. I even helped my friends win compos and the games did not have many small things to make if fun which the other games in the compo had.
  12. No conservative teachers

    (Fixed the link from before) ethnu You are right it was not originally Woody Allen but he did add on to the original on which I did not put which was “…those who can’t teach, teach gym”. The other information you gave is not true totally true and compared to the other side of the political spectrum you would make the original argument look right in a way. Lessbread You have to admit that some things that were said are true. The article on your link had many silly points and was slightly off on some thing which some people can not handle the truth so I won’t point them out, but if you message me for more info. But on a side not you have noticed that many college professors say their liberal view? One of my history teacher that worked for the history channel went off topic many times to say her liberal atheistic view which no one cared for which she tried to get a rise off students from her ignorance. She went out of line about history and I had to inform her about what really happened which she didn’t know well. I was wondering how she got a job on the history channel but now I see that she got it for her look and her political view since she didn’t even know what she was talking about in class. It was like trying playing a game to find how many errors she can make. Another Professor said that there is no such thing as fact and everything is opinion, and I said what is 1+1 and he did not like that I said that. I had a gay teach and I left his class not because he was gay but because I could not stand his high pitched voice. Maybe there are not enough independent teachers. Too many to reply to, but others seem to have good replies. But here is something more. “if you failed repeatedly you went either to a vocational school or entered the work force...now we force feed everyone thru school, qualified or not and we are now living among the most mediocre generation...most kids don't know who the VP of our country is...btw that’s where our low income earners went ...to a liberal created artificial clerk and data entry class ..an artificial middle class, propped up by liberal entitlements and subsidies. and over payment of wages to the wrong people...that vast miasma of mediocrity and liberalism” “The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) compiles statistics on education. Its "Digest of Education Statistics" (Table 136) shows average SAT scores. Students who select education as their major have the lowest SAT scores of any major (964). Math majors have the highest (1174). In the case of the GRE, education majors have an average score that's second-lowest (467) of all majors. (Only sociology majors [434] do worse.) Math majors, for comparison, score the highest (720). It's about the same for students taking the LSAT, where scores range between 120 and 180. Of 29 majors, education majors rank 26th, averaging a score of 148. Physics/math majors come in first with 158, and economics majors rank third with 155.” http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/decline1.htm http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/decline2.htm Lol o that’s bad. So teachers do not know what they are talking about after all. “if you failed repeatedly you went either to a vocational school or entered the work force...now we force feed everyone thru school, qualified or not and we are now living among the most mediocre generation...most kids don't know who the VP of our country is...btw that’s where our low income earners went ...to a liberal created artificial clerk and data entry class ..an artificial middle class, propped up by liberal entitlements and subsidies. and over payment of wages to the wrong people...that vast miasma of mediocrity and liberalism” Schools also try not to inform the youth so that they can be easily controlled which is why you have many kids not knowing about the world map. Some students HS students do not even know where their state is on the map. :o Has anyone noticed the lowering of standards? The more liberals come in the lower the standards get, which is another reason why work is sent abroad. They teach in school evolution which has been proven wrong but they keep pushing it anyway, and even scientists say that the idea of an Adam and even seems more plausible that evolution. You have schools telling boys to dress up like girls and girls like boys. You extreme liberal colleges that have sex week and tell students to find a person to have sex with and record it for their class report, which some might remember that post about it. You have colleges forcing Christian groups to take in atheists as the head of the Christian clubs which is oxymoronic. Even religion is being in school not with the same respect it was before, but they give respect to other religion more as if it was in spite. The thing is that there is a problem with school and many little things help it to fail. Well the worse something is the better it is for someone else to make money off of it to help it students learn. [Edited by - Warsong on December 7, 2004 1:27:39 PM]
  13. No conservative teachers

    Interesting that 90% of professors are Liberal, but why? "Robert Brandon, a Duke University philosophy professor made an effort to explain why conservatives are seldom seen in academia. "We try to hire the best, smartest people available. If, as John Stuart Mill said, stupid people are generally conservative, then there are lots of conservatives we will never hire. Mill's analysis may go some way towards explaining the power of the Republican Party in our society and the relative scarcity of Republicans in academia." How to make higher education more accountable to students and the taxpayers which pay its bills. Starting next year, the state will start shifting its higher-ed dollars from direct payments to universities to vouchers that will go directly to students. Richard Vedder, an economist at Ohio University, argues that its time to scale back taxpayer subsidies to universities and move towards a voucher plan so that schools would have to compete for students as paying customers. That might also end the punishing double-digit tuition increases many schools have been imposing. Our colleges and universities would benefit not only from some intellectual diversity, but also some diversity and competition in how they pay their bills and how students and taxpayers hold them to account." http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110005928 (FIXED***) "Two college professors wrote to the New York Times to explain why a recent survey found that Republicans were grossly outnumbered in academia: Republicans simply aren't smart enough to teach at the college level. "Academics are trained to reason using logic, to question evidence and to consider and evaluate several possible interpretations of events," Markus Meister, a professor of biology at Harvard, said in one of two letters published yesterday. "All these activities are discouraged and indeed ridiculed by the present Republican leadership." The professor added: "Academic Republicans must indeed suffer from cognitive dissonance." Mr. Meister's view was echoed by John McCumber, a professor of Germanic languages at UCLA. "A successful career in academia, after all, requires a willingness to be critical of yourself and to learn from experience, along with a lack of interest in material incentives," Mr. McCumber said in his letter. "All these are antithetical to Republicanism as it has recently come to be."" http://www.washtimes.com/national/inpolitics.htm (FIXED***) "Hitler: "They don't want to be Nazis because they're stupid. They're stupid because they don't agree with Nazism" Woody Allen “those who know do, they who don’t know teach” Also the teachers union is very liberal. I am amazed how so many positions the liberals have to have the mass media from news to entertainment and also persuade kids while still developing and despite all that 1/2 the country still voted for Bush. It goes to show that despite all the power that is wielded by one side that they did not eliminate the other since there is validity. So if schools do not say the facts and parents don’t know what is going on, and the government can only say on a need to know basis then no wonder people can become lost. But many do not mind since many want to be lied to and do not want for opposing view. [Edited by - Warsong on December 5, 2004 11:56:29 AM]
  14. Every company uses a percentage of R&D which some use it more and more affective than others. Even the movie industry does not use it affective since you see Christian movies (passion of the Christ) doing well which many did not understand why. What is more important want or need? What some said is understandable but not in the right direction in the long run. People do not know better and letting parents or society tell you what is right is a joke since most do not know. You do what you think is right also. You can make a fun game but try to put some hidden meaningful things in it. It’s a slippery slope to the lowest denominator. As for a meaningful game you see some action games incorporate puzzle elements. Maybe the game company needs some sort of a union, or maybe it should be regulated like TV was to have a certain degree of educational value to it. If the masses had it their away always they would never want to go to school or eat healthy. We would end up selling to unhealthy uneducated people, and we would have to pay for their health and welfare since, we can’t advise them what they should do but we have to pay for what they do. We are kicking ourselves in the ass in the long run. It’s like eat junk food straight for 10 years then worry about the consequences later. People need to have a balance and have junk food not all the time and they should have some sort of quality. A meaningful game does not have to be boring; it’s the lack of creativity that makes it so. Use statistics to a degree. I am not saying that if sonic is the #1 game and we should make a sonic game since stats say people like that a lot this year. Look at stats on little thing on what like a political game since that’s the mood of the country this year because of the elections for example. Look and see if people like a never ending online game. Do people want long levels or short ones and how sort? Do people want to play a rugged female figure or moderate male figure (tomb raider vs. Leisure suit Larry)? We don’t have to show in their face that a game is centered around education but about adventure. We don’t use the phrase “state tax” but the new word “death tax” to make people care about issue. We don’t see the word “global warning” but now we use “climate change”. The same concepts can be used in games. A conscious does not work so well which is why people need some sort of rules. It is why religion helps government bring order in society, and why we have rules in games for it not to be annoying and boring. Thing just have to be balanced which even some games do not have proper rules like 3D games where you keep wondering and don’t know where to go which becomes boring. And some games do not care for a moral obligation which is why they companies are crying like GTA that their game is being pirated despite the middle initial to the games name is theft! Take care
  15. Kazgoroth The poster Zarthrag said “Would you rate DaVinci's work as being "far superior" to a Van Gogh” that does not mean one is better than the other but different. The other poster Onyxflame pointed out about saying the truth does not mean that the game would be negative since in the game you need to justify why you do those actions and explain why. So I guess you got the rest so would you agree in a way? This post was about making a better product to the next level. If people do that they would help themselves and the consumer.