So we’ve been going over MBTI results, and what that means in terms of our personalities, at least in sweeping generalization. I’m an INTJ and apparently I’m pretty evil. At the very least all the characters associated with mine are villains. Kinda funny, because I actually really like helping people.
This is my fourth attempt at a post. I wrote one about cowardice, one about the crazy retired man politician who fancied himself a roman philosopher economist who ranted at me for 41 minutes, and one about the song Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat, and none of them worked.
Tonight I just don’t have much to offer. I’ll be back with something better tomorrow, chaps.
I played around with the Destiny Beta today. I know I’m a bit late on the ps3 beta, but I liked what I saw. As my friend Kurt put it- “It’s like if Halo was wearing a Borderlands shirt and an MMO hat”, and I agree, and that’s not a bad thing. I’m not very excited for how much grinding will be required, but that’s an MMO hat for yah. It will pass the time until the November release of Dragon Age Inquisition.
It really does seem like I could tell a story from work every day, but I will do my best to refrain. I had a woman in today looking for the least expensive computer we had for her son for school. I found her a good one in her price range, but she had serious concerns about blocking porn from her son. This lead to the most fascinating twenty minutes I’ve yet had with a customer.
I let her know that there’s not a real perfect way to block everything, which she was well aware of, and she even knew her stance on it wasn’t perfect. What she didn’t know how to handle was her son’s questions. He saw some on a pop up and thought the girls were “really beautiful” and was happy that they were getting paid to have fun. At this point, nearly choking on water, I pointed out that while some porn workers are, the industry is exploitative. Once again, she agreed, and came to the point that she didn’t know how to tell her son what that meant, or what sex meant, or that it didn’t have to mean anything.
I was kinda blown away. I didn’t expect the talk, much less her fairly sex positive views given her approach of silence when talking about sex, and so I just advised her to use the parental controls, but just talk to her son and try to explain everything.
Most bizarre twenty minutes selling a computer I’ve ever had. Nice tlak though.
I apologies for the lack of a real post, but I have to be up super early for a meeting tomorrow and I am absolutely not a morning person. On the plus side, free chocolate milk and donuts.
Last night I was thinking about the weird ethical situations I’ve been put into in games. My current obsession is Fire Emblem Awakening, where I’m basically designing super children with selective breeding programs, but in recent games I have- flirted with my daughter (Bioshock infinite), killed a close friend (Dragon Age II), traded the life of a stranger for the temporary freedom of a debatably human girl (Bioshock burial at sea), released a bunch of humans to be test subjects to a deranged AI (Portal 2), and destroyed several factions and declared myself the de-facto ruler of a large swath of a post war Las Vegas (Fallout New Vegas).
All of these are truly great experiences that are more than just these moments, it’s just a strange thing to sit back and realize that I’ve done some awful things in games. So what morally fucked situations have you guys run into in games?
I was all ready to write about weird ethical issues in video games when I get an email from my employers about health insurance. Ten minutes in and I know I’m too tired to deal with this. I’ll see if I can get more pulled together tomorrow.
Bathroom surgery a success. Shard of glass removed from my foot, walking is now far less painful. Would have taken a picture of it didn’t seem, well, decent.
I am currently getting a tiny piece of glass cut out of my foot. What an interesting Tuesday!