The <title> of this page is “Do Consumers Want More Women In Video Games?” The results of this survey will be presented at GDC15, so let’s tell ‘em a resounding “FUCK YEAH!”
If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do?
Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.
Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?
On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.
If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
Everyone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown
when the wifi sucks and nothing loads
Whilst many of us have been waiting very patiently for news on the next Half-Life sequel, web designer Tom Bennet has been busy putting together a rather stunningly designed retrospective in celebration of Half-Life 2’s 10th anniversary.
What you have to do:
- -Draw a map from any Half-Life or Portal game (excluding mods) from memory, as seen from the player character’s point-of-view. Use lots of colours. Example 1 | Example 2
- -Post your artwork side-by-side with a corresponding screenshot of the in-game location. Tag your post with mapdraw, or submit the post link to us directly. Remember that only the first five tags on a post show in tumblr’s search option!
What you can win:
- First place will get a pack of Steam games (Surgeon Simulator, Psychonauts, Magicka). You will also get a promo on this blog.
- Second place will the Portal 2 making-of ebook, plus a promo on this blog.
- If there are enough entries, a third place will get a promo.
Contest will end on the 10th of August!
how’d i do?
WHAT A GIANT DORK
"Dad, I love you!""That's my girl."
—- Try not to lose this one, okay?
I found a copy of Half Life for PS2 with the original game booklet in the case, and I was flipping through it and found this
Just look at him
I figured some of you would wanna see this in motion: