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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:20 pm

Madison wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I guess I did. What's the point then?


That just because an entity has a means of destroying another entity and a motive for doing so, that doesn't necessarily mean it is the right thing to do.

I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby JTWood » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:03 am

Art Vandelay wrote:
Madison wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I guess I did. What's the point then?


That just because an entity has a means of destroying another entity and a motive for doing so, that doesn't necessarily mean it is the right thing to do.

I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.

I think you couldn't be more wrong!

arvernus slaughtered 4912 alien(s)
BlueHawk slaughtered 4711 alien(s)
roto slaughtered 2700 alien(s)
marcan slaughtered 2699 alien(s)
CaitSith2 slaughtered 2698 alien(s)
Sharona slaughtered 1000 alien(s)

hmm...
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:47 am

JTWood wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:
Madison wrote:
That just because an entity has a means of destroying another entity and a motive for doing so, that doesn't necessarily mean it is the right thing to do.

I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.

I think you couldn't be more wrong!

arvernus slaughtered 4912 alien(s)
BlueHawk slaughtered 4711 alien(s)
roto slaughtered 2700 alien(s)
marcan slaughtered 2699 alien(s)
CaitSith2 slaughtered 2698 alien(s)
Sharona slaughtered 1000 alien(s)

hmm...


am i the only nerd that recognized Cait Sith is a Final Fantasy character
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:37 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.

I think you couldn't be more wrong!

arvernus slaughtered 4912 alien(s)
BlueHawk slaughtered 4711 alien(s)
roto slaughtered 2700 alien(s)
marcan slaughtered 2699 alien(s)
CaitSith2 slaughtered 2698 alien(s)
Sharona slaughtered 1000 alien(s)

hmm...


am i the only nerd that recognized Cait Sith is a Final Fantasy character

Yes.
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:11 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.

I think you couldn't be more wrong!

arvernus slaughtered 4912 alien(s)
BlueHawk slaughtered 4711 alien(s)
roto slaughtered 2700 alien(s)
marcan slaughtered 2699 alien(s)
CaitSith2 slaughtered 2698 alien(s)
Sharona slaughtered 1000 alien(s)

hmm...


am i the only nerd that recognized Cait Sith is a Final Fantasy character

yes
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby acsguitar » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:46 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.

I think you couldn't be more wrong!

arvernus slaughtered 4912 alien(s)
BlueHawk slaughtered 4711 alien(s)
roto slaughtered 2700 alien(s)
marcan slaughtered 2699 alien(s)
CaitSith2 slaughtered 2698 alien(s)
Sharona slaughtered 1000 alien(s)

hmm...


am i the only nerd that recognized Cait Sith is a Final Fantasy character


yes
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby Madison » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:33 pm

knapplc wrote:If you own a Mac all this backup crap is already done for you. :^


Vista Ultimate does it for PC's, but my suggestion was to back it up to an "external" drive. :-D Not sure backing the computer up on the same drive as the main drive would do the trick in this situation.



Ghost image isn't a bad idea either. Hey ACS, what's the difference in a ghost image and a virtual machine? Anything, or are the two things the same?


Art Vandelay wrote:
Madison wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I guess I did. What's the point then?


That just because an entity has a means of destroying another entity and a motive for doing so, that doesn't necessarily mean it is the right thing to do.

I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.


I dunno, but who knows how some people think. Someone out there might "get it" though, so I won't look down on the creators for trying this avenue. :-b
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:56 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:I guess I didn't miss the point afterall. I mean, I realized that they were trying to raise that question in the part I quoted earlier, it just seems like a silly medium to use if you're trying to get people to think critically about right and wrong, life and death, or any other "deep" philosophical questions. Nobody who plays this game is going to take one second to consider their actions or whether they should shoot aliens just because they have a gun and the aliens are there. All they will be thinking about is whether or not it's fun to blast fake aliens on this game.

I think you couldn't be more wrong!

arvernus slaughtered 4912 alien(s)
BlueHawk slaughtered 4711 alien(s)
roto slaughtered 2700 alien(s)
marcan slaughtered 2699 alien(s)
CaitSith2 slaughtered 2698 alien(s)
Sharona slaughtered 1000 alien(s)

hmm...


am i the only nerd that recognized Cait Sith is a Final Fantasy character


no
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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby Madison » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:24 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:am i the only nerd that recognized Cait Sith is a Final Fantasy character


I thought the Sith were in Star Wars or something. :-o




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Re: Video Game Has Interesting Consequences

Postby acsguitar » Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:53 am

Madison wrote:
Ghost image isn't a bad idea either. Hey ACS, what's the difference in a ghost image and a virtual machine? Anything, or are the two things the same?




A ghost image is an EXACT Imprint of your harddrive. Meaning you can take that "Image" and put it on any harddrive and it will boot up exactly like your old computer. So lets say you make a ghost image of your machine and take that .gho file (the image) and move it to a backup drive then light your computer on fire. You can take that .gho and put it on a new harddrive and you will notice no difference. It's not JUST your music/files it's EXACTLY what your harddrive was before.

A virtual machine is basically an Operating system within an operating system. For example you can load windows within windows. So if you have Vista and use VMware or Virtual PC you can create a virtual PC by designating space and installing Windows XP or whatever you want. It uses the same memory and hardware although it's slower and not really for gaming.

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