Mmm Chocolate Kocotu
Mmm Chocolate Kocotu
It looks quite oppressive with the ceiling looming in like that.
Great, to show that we want to save the trees, we're going to waste them. It doesn't matter that they were sustainable, it was a terrible use for that wood. Dull sound, boring music, stupid product. Also not a Xylophone, as Ahauth1 said.
Appart from us not having these bread ties, some pretty cool advice
A.K.A. a hobbit hole.
For once an interesting article on Kotaku.
how dense must that be?
The first half of this article is ridiculous.
1) Species diversity - There are very few represented species which are not humanoid and could be recreated in TV/Film with makeup, prosthesis and costume, and the rest could be done with mo-cap/CGI. The designs are as unimaginative as the rest of pop culture on Aliens.
2) Diversity? There's no more diversity here than any other Sci-Fi universe I can think of. Gender ratios may be a bit better than others, but that's just natural progression of the genre.
2.A) Self-defined main character? So EFFing what, how does that make THE UNIVERSE better? It may make you more invested, but that has eff all to do with the universe as a whole.
3) Decision making? Yay, I'm a nice guy/gal or I'm a hard (and very often unbelievably stupid) guy/gal. Not a great leap in morality, or depictions of it. Interactivity does not make the universe better when it is as gamified and polarised as this. Bioware did a much better job with Dragon Age (1). Relating your decisions to individual perceptions of your character was a great choice and should be encouraged. Having a universal Dark-side/Light-side meter ruins any depiction of morality. Coupled with the lack of impact most of those choices had on later games, the choices became relatively meaningless.
Conversation wheels play again into the lack of investment. Because the responses are based upon light-side and dark-side points, you end up going down a single path. You don't even have to think "which is the nice guy response?" because it's always in the same place on the wheel.
5) I have to say that one of the few things I enjoyed about ME was that it did portray humans as unimportant and small players. That was until they started all the BS about humans having greater genetic diversity which was patently a ridiculous statement. Diversity comes from mutations, mutations occur over time, thus races that have existed for longer periods of time will have greater numbers of mutations. Of course mutations occur every generation, so unless you're saying that the humans are the zerg of the galaxy, with significantly shorter reproductive cycles than most in our pre-technological days, then there is no way we should have reached past the relative diversity of other species. The assertion that human colonies were being targeted for this reason in ME2 damaged my belief in the universe because it was a blatant attempt to put humanity at the center of everything, destroying that sense of being just one of many races. Then you take into account the individual races biology and it's quite clear that the Asari are the ones with greatest diversity because they hold genetic material from every other species they mate with.
6) "Remember how big a deal I said it was to be able to play as a female, racial and sexual minority Shepard?" Remember what the word minority means? Where does this writer get off suggesting that people of other races and being female are a minority? I'd go so far as to suggest that in the global population, white Caucasian males are definitely in the minority. Sure, sexuality may eb considered minority by our current standards, but without the current social stigmas associated with same-sex relationships then studies suggest they wouldn't be nearly as much of a minority.
Many of the remaining points are good, but I had to vent my feelings about the first half, because making a statement of opinion does not make something fact. The absolute terms written in by the writer, particularly on such minor and irrelevant points, takes away a lot from the impact and actual substance of the writer's argument.
Except traffic that was on the inside is now on the outside. Thus you get huge lorries trying to change lane en mass. That's going to be fun.
Tbh, I doubt they'd have the same concept of chemistry that we would, and depending on their physics, speed of light may not be the same kind of concept that we have. Stick to pure maths and Newtonian stuff. Quantum physics is a bit difficult to convey simplistically, especially without a common background.
Dear god, how stupid do you have to be to have inception explained to you, and why do so many people think it needs explaining.
Not sure what this has to do with astronomy, but nice to know there is a future to the human race :P
Started off a bit lame, expected more of a punch, but good escalation.
Any "snapshot" will be blury, no matter how finely, because the act of taking a snapshot itself takes time and so you will see the motion in the snapshot itself. It is not motionless at any point. Proof that phylosiphers are stupid.
Not much to chose from, really.
Iron man = Steel type
Bruce Lee = Fighting type
=> pokemon logic says Bruce Lee wins.
Can you make up random statistics too?
McDonalds, the home of dissappointment
This feels a bit... pretentions. And not relevent. The games industry moves fast.
A point of view as to how videogames pertain to opera and their merits thereto.