Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Alright, MC is starting to spook me once again.

Picture 1: I had caught a glimpse of a light illuminating in the distance. When I went to take a screenshot, it had disappeared.

Picture 2: When I went away, and back to it, I caught a glimpse of the light source again and managed to take a picture.

Picture 3: Oh shit.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Trying to stream MC

The following is a recording i made today.

As you can see, it's at like 2 frames per second.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Minecraft Day 2

This will be kind of short. I am still finding a texture pack I like.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Minecraft World!

I am a very old Minecraft player, from when the game was limited in a box, but also had much deeper worlds to explore. The game has improved a lot since then, perhaps a bit too much. I haven't played in a couple of patches, so I thought it would be refreshing to create a whole new world.

This is a screenshot of my spawn position. I am using the Painterly Pack.

I began by marking my spawn tile spot. I play MC on Hard, and play it like an exploration and creation game. Coal is my first prerogative. After surveying the spawn area, I found that mining behind my spawn was the best course of action. I hit Iron shortly after.

After traveling for a minute, I found coal.

Night began to set, and I made a little hut. The first night house, as I call it.

This is how I open my Minecraft games: Finding coal and getting a hut down. After night set I changed my textures back to default, but it's not because Painterly is bad, it just didn't fit my taste. I used the customizer.

I won't update this every day but to show off awesome creations.

I now leave you with this, from a game a long time ago.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Genders in eSports

With the recent ESL Female Starcraft 2 cup, a conversation was sparked in my head regarding the gender segregation in e-sports. Old Counter-Strike competitions even had female-only tournaments, and main tournaments rarely had any girls enter. Why is that? From what I have seen, girls perform on par with their male counterparts (no sex jokes) and there should be no reason that girls are locked out.

Gaming competitions should be color blind. I am not saying that competitions should be forced to be half female and half male, I am saying that competitions should not be labeled as gender-specific, and that more girls ought to play for a spot in mainstream competitions. I can speculate on why girls don't do mainstream game events.

The community regarding e-sports can be particularly immature and insulting at times. This holds most true for console games like Halo and Super Smash Bros. The mentality of male gamers in large packs forcibly drive out girls with the tangible barrier of testosterone and misogyny. This creates a demand for girl-only competitions.

Hopefully, the e-sport world grows up and the new generation doesn't fall in the trap of being disrespectful. Gamers are gamers, we click and tap and think alike. Some have fancy fingernails and some have bitten them down to stubs. I hope that more mixed gender competitinos arise, and I invite more girls to do what they can to give us a show.

Art Review 1

At the school I go to, there is a water fountain that seems arbitrarily placed near the science building. It recently was fitted with a brand new piece of art: a wire sculpture that I suppose was made by students here.


Here is my review: WHAT THE FUCK

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A really good comic.

I found a comic on the internet called His Face All Red

It's a very deep comic and it's very much subject to interpretation, and I wanted to share it with you all.