Bored

Did you think game development was all about fun and excitement and roller-coaster thrills? Did you imagine the devs sitting around a TV, controller in hand, laughing and laughing as they concoct another little moment of joy for the masses?

You were wrong. To illustrate the point, I’d like to invite you to have a look at the blog of an esteemed co-worker of mine.

Everyone, meet Jim. He is bored.

Update: GAAAH! Link taken down. Site now contains graphic cat spaying pictures. This stretches even my rather broad definition of interactive entertainment.

But well, at least he’s not bored anymore.

Comments 5

  1. El Bandito de Fromage wrote:

    Speaking of being bored, did you know that in the United States, the current president is sometimes called ‘Shrub’? (Because that’s synonymous with ‘Bush’, which is his last name.)

    Just sayin’….

    http://grandtextauto.gatech.edu/2006/04/04/wet-on-wet-games-to-kill-the-radio-star-and-more/

    (If the Secret Service contacts that web site and asks them to take that image down, do you think they’ll mention that on their site?)

    Posted 05 Apr 2006 at 20:10
  2. Serious Academic wrote:

    Call off the dogs. CNN has solved the ‘Women in Gaming’ problem. It turns out all you have to do is make games about casual sex and women show up in droves. Why didn’t we think about this before?

    “Second Life,” from Linden Research Inc., also is popular with women, something sex-game developers believe they will have to duplicate.

    “At the risk of sounding incredibly shallow, if you have women in a game, the men will come,” Brathwaite said. “A lot of the stuff that they’re doing is directly targeting women.”

    Kyle Machulis, a technology consultant who runs Web journals devoted to sex in games, said developers are trying to draw inspiration from sexually charged fiction that has proven attractive to women, like Harlequin romance novels.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/fun.games/04/07/online.sex.games.ap/index.html

    Posted 07 Apr 2006 at 20:11
  3. Incredultary wrote:

    Regarding women in games, this is getting even better:

    “Gowns, cars, kittens, rocket packs, lunar rovers, condominiums, turntables, couches–players make or mod scads of shop and show-off opportunities in SL’s unbounded buyosphere, from personal appearance to animations to architecture. SL citizens are designers, crafters, cinematographers, engineers, civic planners, real estate agents. And prostitutes.”

    http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3149323

    No telling of course how many of the female prostitutes are actually men pretending to be women, but I’m still not sure this is how women imagined becoming relevant to gaming.

    Can Hillary Clinton be far behind?

    Posted 07 Apr 2006 at 22:12
  4. Jamie Fristrom wrote:

    Ahhhhhhhhhggghhhhh!

    That link should come with a warning label.

    Must boil my eyes now.

    And wife saw it too. Now she wants to know why I’m browsing cat vasectomy sites.

    Posted 18 Apr 2006 at 9:24
  5. Jeffool wrote:

    Tell her the truth. Everyone needs a hobby…

    Posted 21 Apr 2006 at 12:37