Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 11, 2011 5:00am PST Surprise! It's a Friday link dump. Gobble up all these delicious links before it's too late and... I'm sorry, I've said too much. Never mind. You needn't know about that yet. When you do find out, though, know that you're in all our hearts and minds, you brave star you.

We must save this fabulous mural from being destroyed.

Everything becomes more pleasant with a burst of noise. Not that rubbish 'white' noise all the squares are listening to, no, proper noise, like pink or red/brown noise.

Why does modern literature favour the tragic over the comic? It's certainly not what the Ancient Greeks, those idolised originators of our culture, thought. Sure, you could apply this thinking to video games, if you fancy. And why not!

Lastly, you positively must read Duncan Fyfe's cripplingly wonderful Bad Dreams, a short story from the perspective of a video games PR person.

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  • MNC Update!!

    PC Product Update With Love

    New Features
    Added “You are My Pitgirl” Realtime Music Video for all you dreamers out there
    Added Crimson Gear for all Pros
    Added Broken Heart Headshot Effect for Snipers wearing Crimson Gear
    Added Rose Petal Death Effects for all Pros wearing Crimson Gear
    Players will now earn different “Bot Kill Streaks” when killing bots without dying in Crossfire matches
    Graphics options have been moved out of HostileEngine. You will still have one more graphics reset with this patch, but all future updates should be reset-free.
    Uber is now shipping a list of banned players. The list has been compiled and vetted by the community and Uber. Individual server admins will now have to remove these player from their HostileAccess.ini file if they wish to allow cheaters on their servers. The default will be to globally ban known cheaters.

    Players no longer receive bonus juice at the start overtime or when they respawn in overtime
    Auto balancing of teams will no longer activate if either Moneyball has its shield down
    Updated Bullseye with festive colors
    Changed Character Select Screen layout and added player names
    Emphasized Locker Room in main menu
    Turned on over head player names during Moneyball finale

    Fixed server name from disappearing on dedicated servers when matches roll over
    Fixed class limits being offset in the server browser
    Fixed class limit lockout issues on character selection
    Fixed Assassin’s dash becoming unusable
    Fixed Preseason Hero Gear not unlocking for some people
    Fixed end-game chat window getting lost if the scoreboard was already visible
    Fixed controller sensitivity not working at highest and lowest settings