An online friend, Robert Sharp, wrote an interesting post about moral responsibility in video games. Robert teaches university-level philosophy and loves video games, so he’s well-equipped to discuss the topic.
Do the decisions we make in games reflect our inner character? It’s an interesting discussion, and David Bryant and I riff on Robert’s discussion and take it a bunch of different directions.
We’re also contemplating video. Baby steps, people, baby steps.
David waxes lyrical about his Cannae Pro Legion tactical backpack as well as his shiny new MeFoto Roadtrip tripod.
Most of David’s recent fun times has been following the Sharks through the playoffs. He’s also prepping for Maker Faire, playing The Division, and taking some tentative steps towards cosplaying. He also shares a few more podcasts he deems worthy.
I’ve wrapped up book four of Marko Kloss’ Frontlines series, an different take on hard military science fiction. It tells a much more personal story, with less hoo-rah than most of its brethren. The books are also excellent page turners. Kloos spent a few years as an NCO in the German Bundeswehr, so may have a different perspective than American writers of the genre. The first novel is Terms of Enlistment, so go check it out.
I’ve also been playing Doom, as well as slowly making my way through XCOM2 in iron man mode. This time, I may actually make it to the end.