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today in online gaming

Terra Nova has an interesting essay on homophobia in online gaming, or the lack thereof.  I think I agree with this guy's conclusion.

Also, Everquest 2 has hooked up their "/pizza" command to take you to the Pizza Hut ordering webpage, so you can order pizza with minimal interruption to your game.

In addition, the last time I have played any substantial amount of World of Warcraft was last Saturday.  Is the glow wearing off?  Am I just depressed that I can't follow through on a promise to a fellow guildmate until I do some additional hoop-jumping?  The weekend will tell.


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Feb. 18th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
The glow is wearing off.
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Feb. 18th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't quite agree with that particular characterization of the game. It is a common sentiment out there, I'll grant that.
Feb. 18th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
WRT the essay... the idea that "gay" as a generalized derogatory term has more or less decoupled itself from its original meaning is hardly unique to online gaming. (I recognize that it offends some people, and I don't want to get caught up in an "is it OK" thread... I'm just saying, it's a common idea.)
Feb. 19th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
I don't think it's decoupled. I don't think it can be.
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