Hags of Lag – *Thunderfoot doesn’t get Regressive Crap II – Electric Boogaloo

Well he is at it again!

I have been sat on this for a while because stuff kept happening that required me to run around and be busy. I just attended an all day medical conference (on Breast Cancer and Reconstruction) and figured I need to unwind a bit. (I do have a post about my conference and it is indeed “something for the men”, but today is about the ladies).

So Thunderfoot had my curiosity, and now he has my attention.

It also helps that I have a laptop now.

So let’s see what’s up this time. [Read more...]

Hags of Lag – Road Rash?

If you haven’t heard it elsewhere then you heard it here.

Someone is making a spiritual successor to the Road Rash series. What is Road Rash you may ask? It’s a game where you drive around racing motorcycles smacking each other with makeshift weapons in order to get to the lead in a no holds barred street race… It was a game which encouraged you to kick fellow riders under buses and mace opponents. It was a game where you dumped oil on your opponents and sent them sliding to their doom. It was ridiculously awesome.

Just look at it!

The Kickstarter is nearly halfway there… It’s so awesome…

Hags of Lag – Guns don’t kill, Games Do

A lot of what we do as people who play games has harmed our image. A lot of the ideas and stereotypes about us are from the behaviour of our online players.

The idea of gamers as nowt but childish, sexist, racist children is harming us.

And people have noticed, we aren’t a group of pariahs who were left to their own devices. Dianne Feinstein, A California Senator who is pushing gun control legislation in the US Congress on Wednesday addressed her constituents at the Commonwealth Club. There she warned about the glorification of big, powerful guns and indeed thereatened that Congress may have to step in and do something about it. [Read more...]

Hags of Lag – Rage

Let’s not mince around the topic here.

Gamer Rage is infamous in the game community. To those who aren’t part of it? It can be simply described as the lack of sportsmanly behaviour. It can be racism/sexism/homophobia as seen in various slurs bandied around.

Games have gotten more competitive and much like sports where “Trash Talk” is common enough it abounds in games. However most sports have codified rules of behaviour that are heavily enforced. You may be the most talented person on the pitch but you cannot yell the sort of profanities anyone who plays “competitively” is used to. By competitively, I mean vs. another human opponent. [Read more...]