I’ve never been all that much of a game player. I dabbled with Age of Empires for a while, I have the 10th edition of Chessmaster, in my youth I liked to zap Space Invaders — and I’ve even fiddled with various simulations of this, that and the other. But nothing really ever holds my imagination for that long when it comes to gameplaying. I’d rather be writing, to be honest, or reading a good book.
Spore, the new game from Will Wright, however, does look oddly interesting.
“The game takes evolution as its broad theme and is the creation of famed developer Will Wright. Many believe it will change gaming just like his previous effort The Sims did.“
It’s probably a complete waste of time, but I’m intrigued enough to download the free Spore Creature Creator. Should be interesting… possibly…
Expect me back very soon with a not-very-impressed look on my face.
© 2008 Gary William Murning
Ah, what a crazy world we live in.
It never ceases to amaze me just how stupid some people can be. There really is no other word for it. Stupid and another example of just how far down the road we have gone towards enforced inclusion, enforced acceptance, the removal of our right to not like someone and show it.
What am I referring to? Well, this story from the BBC regarding an eight-year-old Swedish boy whose failure to invite two of his classmates to his birthday party has sparked an outcry.
Briefly, the child was handing out invitations during class-time and the teacher noticed that he had left out two of his fellow pupils. The teacher, obviously a bit of an anally-retentive, politically correct, by-the-book kind of guy immediately confiscated the invitations. Apparently, the justification for this was that anything that occurred on school premises must be ensured not to discriminate.
My advice to the boy in question? Invite all your teachers to your party, mate… except for the jerk who confiscated your invitations.