Kelgray and Beyond

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The Gaming Industry

This was originally written in response to Matt Jenkins’ blog post: Mastering digital media where he talks about how video games are redefining the way that we communicate, but it got pretty long and involved several tangents so I figured I may as well post it here instead.

 [To Matt]  You sound pretty optimistic about the gaming world.  There’s a downside with the way things are going though.  Both with games and with the internet.  Just as we “interact in a manner that approximates our offline experience”, the internet, and especially the gaming community, is beginning to manifest itself in a close approximation to the corporate world.  Just like Walmart puts smaller stores out of business because they can’t compete with its low prices, the large gaming companies have overtaken the smaller ones as the small companies don’t have the funds or the manpower to produce the same caliber of game that the large companies do.

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March 24, 2007 Posted by | Computer Programming, Games, Generalities, programming, Technology, Videogames, Writings | 2 Comments

Miniskirts, Beer, and God

Okay, first of all I got a disclaimer to put out there.  I am not taking a religious view of God in this article.  I’m going to speak of God in a purely philosophical manner.  In no way am I saying that I believe in God or that I do not believe in God.  I’m simply putting the argument out there.

That being said, I’m gonna talk about the miniskirt argument against the Ontological argument for God’s existence.  Now I think a little exposition is in order before I start talking about the argument itself.  The miniskirt argument was first created by myself and Brian Greenslade in the Liberty Lounge at Mount Royal College.  The purpose of coming up with the argument, at the time, was simply so that we’d be able to drink beer in class.  The beer in class argument went something along the lines of, our argument against the Ontological argument for God’s existence deals with miniskirts.   You can’t have in-depth discussions about miniskirts without beer, therefore we necessarily must bring beer to class in order to fully discuss the topics that we are supposed to discuss.  We never actually got around to giving that argument to the prof I don’t think, but it was a damned good idea if I do say so myself.

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February 16, 2007 Posted by | Beer, God, Logic, Metaphysics, Miniskirts, Philosophy, Writings | 13 Comments

Animal Farm

After a year of logging in almost every day (and more often than not more than once a day) I finally decided to quit playing Utopia . It had lost it’s fun as my imaginary province was tired of being one of the best imaginary provinces in my imaginary kingdom while putting less than enough effort into it. It’s funny how the kingdom collapsed. It wasn’t due to lack of orginization or straight forward leadership. It was from apathy. Everyone stoppped caring. And as soon as that happened it all fell apart. This is the last post I wrote in my Kingdom’s forums along with the necessary information to kill my province:

March 5th, YR10
Remember when the horse dies and they turn him into glue?

Candy mountain lies just yonder…….

– The Humble Sir Rilom

February 2, 2007 Posted by | Games, Generalities, Poetry, Videogames, Writings | Leave a comment