Saturday, May 31, 2003

This Post Has Very Little To Do With Games

So I'm pro gun control now. Funny, since I used to think of myself as an anarchist. I'm getting old. It's just that I've been to my third funeral-due-to-firearms in a row, now, and maybe it's just bad luck, but on the basis of that anecdotal evidence, I'm thinking people should not have guns. This will probably alienate me from a lot of my friends, a lot of whom enjoy their guns, but I'm quite happy to sacrifice their gun-owning-pleasure to prevent idiots from having the ability to instantly kill. That's just the kind of guy I am. As for the "they'd just find some other way to kill" argument...whatever. First let's solve this way, and then when they find those other ways we can outlaw them, as well.

And just to keep this blog on track, one thing I really can't stand is people who want to outlaw violent videogames but not guns. Fortunately I've only met a couple of these people in my life, so they must be fairly rare. We should get to shoot as many virtual people as we want. Not because it's "cathartic" and might reduce real-life violence. I'm sure it isn't and doesn't. Just because.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Happened across a good article on play balance: