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Print Story SFC #1 Samples Collection
By dark nowhere (Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 01:19:56 AM EST) samfun, sfc1, sfc (all tags)
Below are gathered the samples for SamFun Challenge #1. Let me know if you spot an omission. I may upload a zip later once some technical difficulties are worked out.

Note: again, you can still share samples past the collection date.

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Print Story Announcement: Sampling Fun Challenge the First
By dark nowhere (Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 03:30:58 AM EST) (all tags)
So this is the first SamFun Challenge. You have one week to submit samples if you so choose, then three weeks following to submit a composition based on some amount of the samples submitted.

Details inside.

Bonus: This not just a challenge for the musically inclined.

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Print Story Caprica w/ spoilers.
By dark nowhere (Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 09:10:32 PM EST) (all tags)
I'm not sure they've got the right idea. That doesn't count for much anyway, what they are doing seems to be done very well and when it comes down to it, that's what counts in entertainment.

I'm not going to bother using spoiler markup.

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Print Story on Saw: The Videogame
By dark nowhere (Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:56:12 PM EST) (all tags)
I'd like to say that Saw is a great (series of) film(s). While watching, I've had a constant sense that the real merit here is that someone has devised a means of convincing me to spend an hour and a half at a time watching gruesome gory horrifying stuff without the use of coercion. It feels like a joke where I'm the punchline. I need to laugh but I can't because it would change from funny to sad as I do.

I have some doubts about the upcoming game, though. These aren't the usual doubts about games licensed from other media.

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Print Story Kojima, Cell 5, Blender, extras
By dark nowhere (Sat Dec 06, 2008 at 06:07:46 PM EST) (all tags)
A next metal gear is . . . an anagram?

If so, I vote genital stare exam. Anyway, it's probably not an anagram.

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Print Story Questions for Gamers (and non) :: Art?
By dark nowhere (Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 08:23:46 AM EST) Q4G (all tags)
Those gaming essays? In addition to scouring the internet at large (and whatever other media applies), I'm going to try to harvest the enlightened residents of HuSi.

So if you have an opinion, or can even think of one, I'd like to hear it. I'm starting general. These will get more specific in the future.

The Question: Games as art, Y/N? - and why?

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Print Story Ubisoft vs. Language
By dark nowhere (Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 07:15:06 PM EST) (all tags)
Ubisoft has rescued its income lately by making a lot of casual games. Most of it is utter shovelware, but I like to think that the language learning titles are supposed to be something more.

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Print Story Go John Oliver
By dark nowhere (Mon Oct 27, 2008 at 10:40:14 PM EST) (all tags)
Watching The Daily Show tonight, I noticed that John Oliver's bit was much better than usual. Normally he gives me the impression that he's been trying too hard, which is really just a polite way of saying wasting his efforts. But I always wanted him to do well--I knew he had something good to show us.

Anyway, he did a street interview mashup bit that really worked. He seems to have achieved his Te. Stewart sounded proud when crediting him at the end of it.

Some vidya games related junk inside, told with the aid of VG Cats.

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Print Story Turkeys, etc.
By dark nowhere (Sun Oct 12, 2008 at 01:48:09 PM EST) (all tags)
At this very moment, I'm eating (quite by accident) an approximation of an Acadian dish. I forget the name of the dish, but mine has potatoes, butter, turkey, gravy, spices and is composed of leftovers. The real dish is far greasier.

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Print Story Diary Garbage
By dark nowhere (Tue Oct 07, 2008 at 10:05:40 PM EST) (all tags)
Bah, diaries should default to iGrrrl-style timestamps or something for titles, I might be more inclined to write about minutae if I'm not faced with trying to return on the investment of coming up with a title.

Anyway, I'll do my best to be personal and current, yet trivial.

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