It's grammatically horrible, but to preserve my sanity in informal writing, I tend to use the punctuation inside the quotes when it applies to the phrase in quotes (She asked him, "What time is it?") but outside when it applies to the sentence as a whole (Did he just say "It's time to get ill"?). » 12/15/14 6:07pm Monday 6:07pm

Exactly. "Gamification" doesn't mean "turning something into a game." It means "applying the most asinine, superficial, trivial aspects of games to something (school, the workplace, etc.), mistakenly thinking doing so will imbue that thing with the inherent motivation and fun of games." Achievements are essentially… » 12/13/14 9:14pm Saturday 9:14pm

Honestly, I don't think it looks awful enough. This is supposed to be a KING'S QUEST GAME, DAMMIT. Where's the shitty, lazy fairy tale pastiche? Where's the cheesy art direction (Graham isn't a scrawny cartoon, he's a burly Harlequin romance cover)? Where's the abysmal Skinner-Box gameplay and puzzle design that… » 12/06/14 9:12am 12/06/14 9:12am

Holidays are cultural celebrations as well as religious festivals, and people of various cultural traditions celebrate them for a variety of religious and non-religious reasons. If you're a providing a public space for the public to celebrate cultural festivals (of which religious festivals are a subset), and your… » 12/03/14 8:46pm 12/03/14 8:46pm

One thing I never understood about that "can't teleport into an already occupied space" (Nightcrawler has similar issues) stuff is that...that space IS occupied. By air. It seems like some kind of horrible thing would happen if you tried to suddenly occupy the same space as a bunch of air molecules. At the very least,… » 11/30/14 2:40pm 11/30/14 2:40pm

Most educated people who play games don't use the word "gamers" to describe themselves, do know how to use apostrophes properly, and do like her videos just fine, though are happy to acknowledge both the strengths and weaknesses of the various arguments and examples she puts forth. » 11/22/14 6:07pm 11/22/14 6:07pm

Exactly. The "Should we just throw out [X] to appease the PC police?" is a shitty, stupid non-argument that completely avoids the whole point of cultural criticism and historical revisionism. You can see a similar sentiment in the comments of this site's sister site Kotaku whenever the issue of feminist critique of… » 11/18/14 8:16am 11/18/14 8:16am

He's also a tremendous asshole who has trolled comment boards. He's "graced" an art forum I belonged to, and the comment boards of a video game site I belong to, and in both cases, was petulant and rude on top of being a bigoted chauvinist. (In one hilarious bit of hubris, he dismissed the commentariat on the art… » 11/16/14 10:26am 11/16/14 10:26am