Cool story, bro.

Video games and narrative, a story as old as… well sometime in the 1970’s. As video games have developed, the possibilities for simulation and imagination have increased exponentially. Gameplay has been refined, A.I. improved, Graphics skyrocketed, Voice acting honed (sometimes). But there is something missing here… oh… it’s a good story.

Spec ops the line
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A Torrid Love Affair

“A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

War, war never changes, and it seems the gender that wages it doesn’t either.Up until the 20th Century, females almost never served in their nation’s military. There are of course exceptions, such as Joan of Arc, and other brave women who history has forgotten, but by and large, the battlefield has been a place where men killed men. So my question is, do men love war?

Apocalypse now
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Comprehensive Unity Project Tutorial

This is another set of Unity tutorials, but in the form of a project. It is about 30 hours long, and expects only the very basics from you to start with. By then end you’ll have a working (though not particularly beautiful) multiplayer fps.

It focuses on programming (in c#) and doesn’t really delve into modeling or animation.

All free on youtube.

“I ain’t no punk”

Gun violence has become a big issue lately. With multiple school shootings, rampages, and all sorts of other armed crime, it’s no wonder. In 2009, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 66.9% of all homicides in the United States were perpetrated using a firearm. And the largest portion of this comes from gang violence.

Anyway, I’m not here to talk about whether stricter gun control should be implemented. Personally I think the 2nd Amendment is important, it just doesn’t seem that way until you need it one day. I don’t think the problem is the guns, it’s the people who commit the act. And the society that caused them to go down the road they are on. (this includes you and me.) But that’s a discussion for another day.


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