“You know, my favorite gaming companies like Valve and Nintendo sure don’t seem worried about piracy, and my least favorite, like EA and Activision sure seem really worried about it. I wonder if there is any correlation between making quality games and piracy…”—Zephoma, reddit (via snakelinksonic)
That’s interesting: instead of using traditional NAND gates, which return FALSE if the inputs are equal and TRUE otherwise, this uses Bayesian NAND gates, which instead output the probability of the two inputs being equal.
Such a shame: this could have been awesome. They probably said no because they didn’t have anyone who could use “samurai swords, Ghurka knives, or heavy hammers”, like the guy asked for. Admittedly, this probably means HE can use them. Cool old dude.
Another week, another set of interesting words about video games. This week’s selection is Jake Adelstein’s Yakuza 3 piece for Boing Boing.
Most games journos haven’t got a clue what it’s actually like to be a Space Marine, a Race car driver or floating cursor that tells everyone where to go, so most reviews are just a statement of opinion rather than a test of authenticity to the source material. However, when you get three high ranking Japanese mobsters to review Yakuza 3, they can tell you whether the punching and shouting nasty words is accurate to their lives.
Lots of interesting things are said, and as far as I am aware no one was seriously injured in the process. Makes you wonder if Sega carred out similar consultations making the game(s).
Remember to post any good examples of games journalism you see to Twitter with the tag #GJACD.
Lewie Procter runs the UK video games bargains site SavyGamer.co.uk, and you can follow him on the twitters here.
This is a truly unique piece by Adelstein. It’s the sort of thing people think of, but never actually try to accomplish. It shows real pathos, and I’m too incompetent with words to say anything better than that. And, as someone in the comments pointed out, calling them Mr. White, Mr. Green, and Mr. Black is a beautiful touch.