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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-05-10 04:08:32

Mass Effect = SeXbox!

The first Mass Effect was plagued by a ridiculous controversy regarding its "graphic sex scene". It's a couple minutes of non-interactive cutscene that's the culmination of HOURS of game time building up a romantic relationship. I've seen racier material in prime time network television or PG-13 rated films. But clueless reactionaries ascribed all sorts of claims to it, such as excoriating it for being a "digital sex simulator" and referring to it as Luke Skywalker meets "Debbie Does Dallas"! ROFL

In the midst of all these spurious claims, however, they totally missed just how deviant the folks at BioWare actually are. Asari, indeed!

Now Playing - Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) and Borderlands (360)
Xbox Live/PSN Gamertag - Vawce

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-05-09 05:22:16

Diplomacy V - Spring 1910

This game, already our longest, continues to grind interminably. The situation has not meaningfully changed since last turn. The powerful Franco-German confederation battles the Austro-Italian alliance, with the Russians harassing their rear. Austria began his about face to meet the advancing Germans, and the Italians lost a bit more turf to the French navy.

The Franco-German contingency has the advantage of numbers, and the Austro-Italian bloc possesses superior coordination. The current unresolved tipping points are in no particular order:

1) A massively disproportionate number of Austro-Italian troops being tied down by that single Russian fleet in the Black Sea.

2) The combination of luck and tactical prowess necessary to eventually resolve the impressive logjam that is the naval battle for control over the Mediterranean.

3) The traction that the tip of the German crowbar can gain into Austria (Germany effectively relinquished Vienna in exchange for a presence in Tyrolia; his fingernails are in, but the grip is far from secure.)

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