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Review: Gone Home

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Gone Home is a game that for whatever reason, caused a huge divide between ‘gamers’ and people who play games. Probably because of its subject matter, probably because of its distant relation to visual novels, or probably because most were expecting a horror game (given early incarnations of…

very good review. cal is very smart about games

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reflectionof1:


The first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011). “At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the fir…st coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.” Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets. As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976. Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.  Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

reflectionof1:

The first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011).

“At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the first coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.”

Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets.

As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976.

Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.

Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

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....: The Glorification of White Crime

daughterofmulan:

Take a facet of crime, and then look at television shows/movies that feature those criminals as protagonists.

White mobs.

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White pirates.

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White serial killers.

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White political corruption

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White drug dealers

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I mostly want to talk about this…

jesus

idratherstayin:

besturlonhere:

June 7th, 1942: Edward Hopper completes his best known painting, the seminal Nighthawks. When asked by a Chicago Tribute reporter about the philosophical meaning behind the diner having no clearly visible exits Hopper responded, “Shit. Fuck. I did it again. Goddamnit. Fuck. Not again. I did it again. Shit.” and slammed his hat on his leg.

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"ONE MORE THING RE: MARIE CALLOWAY"

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 (just kidding, i hope the conversation is not over)

    That female degradation exists in the world, in more places than not, requires that women tell stories of degradation. Further, if degradation can be seen (even metaphorically) as a ‘wearing down’ of someone or something, then women’s stories of their own degradation may exist as a challenge (perhaps the only challenge) to this gradual erasure. At least one person has expressed a desire for Marie Calloway’s “What Purpose Did I Serve in Your Life” to disappear, or to have never existed at all. This pervasive, public aversion to the storytelling of female humiliation, naiveté, and vulnerability found in Marie Calloway’s text is much more complicated than aesthetic differences. In a way, it no longer matters whether or not Calloway’s text is ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ but really that it is necessary, and it is challenging.

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tamblr.: knightoftam: a homeless man just asked me for some smokes and I told...

knightoftam:

a homeless man just asked me for some smokes and I told him I didn’t have smokes but he could have this ice cream if he wanted

(warning for lsd/drugs if mentions of those things are likely to bother you)

so this guy i know from a creative writing class livetweeted his first…

hey! this is me! I wonder who this person is and how they know me. how do i use tumblr to ask them out for coffee. how do i dash. how do i tumbl.

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o-god-call-the-police:

this is a part of what may become a series

let me read you a bedtime story

hey everyone this is rachel and she’s cool and beautiful and brilliant as hell, all three. basically Rachel Pattycake Bell is the “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” of Religion. She is “I Can’t Believe She’s Not A Goddess”

(^ when i first wrote this I typed “everything” instead of everyone. Wondering if I should have left if like that just so the cats and dogs and rocks and trees know I was talking to them too, seriously, cats and dogs and rocks and trees, check her out. ikr. good stuff.)

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