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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Meeting Larry Correia

 

Last week, Terry @kaladin and I met up in Layton, UT with Randy Weivoda @randyweivoda (and his lovely wife, Sarah), Katie Koppelman @katiekoppelman, OmegaPaladin @omegapaladin, and Rupert err.. Ruder err.. Rooster err.. Rudert @jasonrudert.

Most of us were attending SpikeCon, which was a collection of several different nerd conventions all rolled into one delightful convention. There were a variety of panels, an art show, a cosplay show, book signings from several of your favorite authors, and my favorite: beer. The convention was located at the Davis Conference Center inside the Hilton Garden Inn. There were several items up for a charity auction, both silent and not-so-silent, including books, art, and a few other things, such as a chance to play a tabletop RPG with none other than Larry Correia.

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It was the best of games. It was the worst of games. This week E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) — the video game industry’s biggest annual gathering and press event — is spinning out a flurry of announcements in Los Angeles, like it always does. New platforms and services have been scheduled for release next […]

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Google’s presentation of its impressive new game streaming service began with images of boardgames, arenas, sports stadiums, and concert halls to show how entertainment has provided a social glue throughout history to bring people of different backgrounds and beliefs together in joy. Hence the name, Stadia. “Create + Scale + Connect” are the three goals […]

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In a Young Americans first, Jack and co return to a previously-addressed topic: video games. But we’re not just running out of ideas; rather, inspired by the release of Kingdom Hearts III, which recovering gamer Jack is tempted to relapse to buy and play, the panelists discuss whether it is possible to game responsibly or if obsessive playing is inevitable.

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Yesterday was one the better Sundays I’ve had in my life so far. In the morning, I took my youngest son out to the range; that picture is of him firing a 9mm handgun for the first time in his life. While he likes shooting, my oldest son doesn’t (more on him later). We then […]

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In 2009, Microsoft brought the game show format online through Xbox Live. Every owner of an Xbox 360 video game console had a cartoonish avatar to represent the player in a variety of virtual interactions. In the trivia game show 1 vs 100, these avatars could fill a virtual crowd of a hundred players competing […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The “Othering” of Conservatives in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

 

The new tactic by some on the left is to accuse people that they disagree with politically that they make them feel “unsafe.” The goal of this is to ensure that people that they disagree with are banned from social gatherings. Recently there have been three examples of this tactic being used with success.

First, author Jon Del Arroz was banned from attending WorldCon because he had received threats of mistreatment and wanted to wear a body cam to prevent others from claiming that he had attacked or insulted them. WorldCon claimed that wearing such a recording device violated their rules because bystanders would not be giving their consent to being recorded.

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The three of us were hanging out just outside the entrance, waiting for the trooper to arrive. He finally showed up, and we walked in through the archway, weapons ready. The initial mobs were no problem, pretty typical. We took them down with a minimum of fuss. As we cleared out the last set of road bumps, we […]

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From PC Gamer: According to SuperData, there’s now a bigger audience for gaming video than the combined audiences of HBO, Netflix, ESPN, and Hulu. For reference, Netflix’s subscriber count is somewhere near 100 million, while Hulu maintains about 12 million. For better or for worse, PewDiePie alone has over 54 million YouTube subscribers. [….] More

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Years ago, game software publisher and hardware developer Valve found a way — by accident — to physically steer people via vertigo. From a Polygon interview with Jeri Ellsworth: Ellsworth started at Valve during the summer of 2011, and over the next year and a half did a lot of “amazing, crazy stuff,” she said. […]

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Battlefield 1, the big WWI game that launches this October, features this Harlem Hellfighter in all its marketing and has an expansion pack devoted to the famed unit. But do any of them identify as transgendered or intersex?

Throughout my life, I have been extraordinarily traditional while most of my friends have been remarkably progressive. Perhaps it’s the curse of an orthodox artist. Perhaps God thinks it’s funny. In any case, experience has taught me to be diplomatic and to choose my battles with care. But while my hippie friends and I have generally gotten along because we share an interest in life’s frivolities (even though we differ on nearly all serious matters), I find it’s increasingly difficult to maintain such friendships. With each passing year, philosophical differences intrude further and further into our casual pastimes.

These days, every other film, novel, or game is linked to some public controversy. Does the story lack gay characters? Unacceptable! Does it involve hunting? Outrageous! Why can’t player-characters in the game be cross-dressers? How can the book be respectful of the nefarious oil industry? How racist of them to choose a white man as the hero! How irresponsible to show a character smoking! Why doesn’t this sport have more diversity? You know what I mean. Even Superman, who used to explicitly fight for “the American way,” is now a globalist, an environmentalist, and probably a secret bisexual like all superheroes must be.

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Gonna keep this short and sweet. I’ll be visiting Indianapolis August 4th-7th. I intend to spend most of that time attending GenCon, but I’d very much like to meet with the local Ricochetti on one of those evenings. Let me know if you can make it! I’m figuring on the usual small meetup plan; get […]

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And so it begins! E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is the gaming industry’s biggest public media event every year. Though other expositions have gained popularity and similarly attract publishers to announce their wares, E3 is still the motherlode of gaming news.  More

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To close out a week about methods of teaching and persuading through games, it would help to cite evidence that such instruction does occur. Here are some things I’ve learned from games over the many years. Fellow gamers, please share your own examples. From SimCity, I was introduced to concepts of city planning at an […]

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“Wasteland 2” finally came out. This is a game set in a post-apocalyptic world, sort of like a Spaghetti Western with robots, cyborgs, energy weapons, black humor…and giant robot scorpions. More

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