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Tycho / 1 day ago

There is a streamer who goes by the name DrDisrespect and if you follow this sort of thing at all you know his deal. As a professional asshole myself, I see the waves of opprobrium generated by this cadre perhaps in a unique context. There is sometimes a difference of opinion, I think, between the platforms and the viewers about who and what they want to see on the screen. Platform holders and the prim hall monitors who observe this industry seem to want more or less the same thing: anodyne…

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Tycho / 3 days ago

Acquisitions Incorporated Book & Goods Preorder

Reposting, for the reasons outlined in the first paragraph. Also: it fucking comes out next week! Order NOW, as they say on television. I am always surprised when I learn that somebody missed something of ours, but it's not actually a surprise to any conscious being - I don't promote the stuff we do as much as I could. Generally it's because I don't want to annoy you. But too many people worked too hard on it for too long for me to allow my usual horseshit. At root: in concert with…

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Tycho / 4 days ago

The first quarter, round March - the period this website has referred to as Gamer Christmas - has become so suffused with content it may be impossible to reach minimum safe distance. Ultimately it's about science, which for most modern people is about science fiction, which is itself about balls of flame and ships drawn inexorably toward their expanding maw - the cosmic inverse of creation. I thought we might hear more about the rumored new hardware platforms, but Nintendo used their Nintendo…

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Tycho / 6 days ago

I completely understand why publishers and platform holders like streaming - they'd love it if you couldn't own anything. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a freemium game played on a streaming platform forever. Eventually one of these Beasts Spoken Of In The Book Of Revelation is going to coin the term "Streamium" and it will be like horn that signals the Earth's final hour. I'm just not doing any of this shit. The only one of these streaming things that doesn't make me do that…

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