Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'politics'

Idea for a realistic GTA mod

I don’t have any skill for creating Grant Theft Auto mods, so I release this idea into the atmosphere: Replace the main character’s model with that of a white cop in uniform. (Don’t worry too much about how this may...

Time for the decennial definitional post

(This post is not about the definition of "game".) Eleven years ago, I wrote a post entitled Characterizing Interactive Fiction. I wanted to put the pin in what I called "IF" and, more usefully, why I found that category to...

Santiaga for Senate

I happened to be visiting Portland on the weekend that the official website of the Maine Republican Party put a lot of energy into mocking Colleen Lachowicz, a state senate candidate, for playing World of Warcraft. The story became literal...

2d10

The first of several tweets I have seen from game-players all making the same comparison: I see @fivethirtyeight has Obama at an 86% win and think about all the misses I get in #xcom when I have an 86% to...

Vote, youse

This is not a political blog, although we who post in it have political opinions. (You can figure mine with a minimum of Googling.) So this will remain a non-partisan post: Tomorrow, Tuesday, is voting day in the US. Vote,...

Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?

Maybe. (As seen on Gridskipper.) (We reviewed Star Control 2 back in Episode 2.)...

Entries from A Simple Way to go Faster than Light that Does Not Work tagged with 'politics'

Thank you, snopes.com

I just pulled up the snopes.com article about Barack Obama to quote at my mom over the phone, after she said said that she was worried "not so much about the black as the fact that he went to school...

After New Hampshire

I could not have asked for a better opening to primary season. So relieved that Iowa and NH had such different results, keeping everything wide open. I actually don't care much who wins in either side - I like all...

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