Bioshock Infinite is a Metacommentary on the Nature of Video Game Storytelling Comments
May 23rd, 2013 By

Reblogged from KEVIN JAMES WONG:

  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post

I’m going to spoil a lot of Bioshock Infinite for all of you, so beware this blog post if you’re planning on playing this game.¬†

Bioshock Infinite is a game about a lot of things.

Religious zealotry, American Exceptionalism, theories of space-time and interdimensionality, patriotic jingoism, the inevitability of economic disparity, Occupy Wall Street, postcolonial theory, and problems faced by political radicalism.

Read more… 1,963 more words

Capital of Inequality Comments
May 23rd, 2013 By

Reblogged from Pueblo Lands:

Click to visit the original post

  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post
  • Click to visit the original post

Through the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession, inequality has intensified through income, housing, and public debt in the Bay Area. Black and Latino communities have lost wealth and power, while white and Asian communities have mostly to recovered. At the top, the wealthiest 5 to 10 percent, have made enormous gains.

Imagine a place where the hills are lined with the mansions of millionaire families, some of them billionaires.

Read more… 2,750 more words

Makers And Stars Of Porn Being Turned Away By Some Banks Comments
May 22nd, 2013 By

Reblogged from Consumerist:

Click to visit the original post

With so many people choosing to watch porn for free online rather than pay for it, the adult industry claims to be nowhere near as lucrative as it was at the height of the VHS and DVD era. Making matters worse, some in the industry say their banks don’t want to be associated with this particular form of entertainment.

Read more… 585 more words

Movie Studios Ask Google To Remove Links To Free Movie About Pirate Bay Comments
May 22nd, 2013 By

Reblogged from Consumerist:

Click to visit the original post

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, movie and TV studios can send requests to Google and other search engines requesting the removal of links to illegally shared content to which it holds the copyright. But some studios have apparently been asking Google to remove links to a movie for which none of these studios holds the copyright, and which just happens to be about file-sharing mega-site The Pirate Bay.

Read more… 224 more words

Graphic: Which Internet Biggies Are Even Slightly Concerned About Your Privacy? Comments
May 22nd, 2013 By

Reblogged from Consumerist:

Click to visit the original post

When it comes to online privacy, many consumers assume that their service provider, or the websites they are browsing, have the users’ best interest in mind and that these companies won’t simply hand over your information to authorities. These people are mistaken, as are those who believe that no online companies make user privacy a priority. The truth, as usual, is a bit from column A and a bit from column B.

Read more… 899 more words