After recently stumbling across the blog of self proclaimed “most popular goth on Youtube” I realize how much I have grown away from the whole “I am goth” phase.
This is not to say that I no longer fit into some mould that could be considered “goth”, but it is to say that term “goth” is a highly dynamic, pre-determined concept. It’s a concept that lacks definition and boundary, yet to some of those within the subculture they would swear there are rules that must be adhered to before you can truly be one of them. Like any group, subculture, or type of person, the words used to define them only goes so far as the concept already created by the person hearing the word. Continue reading
Denis Dyack was/is a large proponent of the one console future. Where all console developers would work together in some form, either by developing software for or creating a single device that would run all games. Consumers would not need to purchase a multitude of consoles to enjoy all games. Though unrealistic, it is a grand idea and great concept.
Though I also think that this concept could be expanded upon even further by making a device we already own the device for which all the manufacturers could develop for. A cell phone, or tablet, a device that is multi purpose, as consoles are moving away from just being able to play games, in the same way that portable devices are moving more into the game space and are less about being a phone. One logical conclusion is that in some form or another each these devices will meet in the middle and become one. Though a cell phone or smartphone as a home gaming device could not really be possible until there was a unified console experience. Until then there will likely be tablet like devices or set top boxes that function as more than just a way to access games, but also happen to be far more free form.
The cloud will be a dominant force eventually, as will digital distribution. Physical formats are still as popular but are becoming less supported by developers. Internet access across the world is not at a level that can support a completely Internet based distribution method, but in 10 years it should be close.
Its nearly impossible to predict what trends will remain and what fresh ones will come about in the next ten years, but I think we are looking for a great change in the digital landscape. It is exciting and terrifying and bit upsetting to think how childhood memories will be forever changed by the many advents to come.
Sex sells. With the advent of the internet you can see even more proof of this. Now when it comes to terrible flash/browser-based, fantasy games then it gets even worse. There is always some scantily clad women ready to be rescued or wield a sword at your side. Though this women is never in the game, in fact there are almost never women in these games period, yet it’s their main marketing tool.
Now, more to my point, this new game entitled Wings of Destiny features the aforementioned temptress. The artist seemed to ignore everything below her chest when doing the final touches, I assume that is because it is very unlikely that anyone would look past the “money-makers”.
here we are:
She seems to have some sort of dermatitis issue on her side and her…hip bone? is definitely not in the right place, or maybe its some demon trying to escape her body. Maybe she’s just a demon in disguise Who knows, but I do know that this is awful.
One’s imagination is so boundless that it has already considered the idea I am about to propose, but it is no less important as the consequence of allowing the behaviors I am about to mention are undeniably negative.
People unable to speak their mind, for fear of ridicule, is an issue that has prevailed since recorded history. Even today with our “free speech” we have only the freedom to speak, but not the freedom from hatred, envy, or much worse. I don’t mean to say that speaking is to be comparable to say: threatening or the like, but merely to be able to express a thought or idea that is uncommon or outside the normalcy of everyday should be without threats themselves.
The response should be instead to stop and consider the implications of what others say, appeal to reason and refute or accept claims and debate sensitive topics. Outright ridicule based on a mere, surface-level analysis is of the utmost follies of man.
Speak. Be heard. React with reason.