Monthly Archives: January 2009

(Psychic News) In Memoriam, Free Radical. Part II: Second Sight and Haze (Blogcritics.org)

The game’s premise (hero wakes up with extraordinary psychic abilities and no memory) was, unfortunately, something of a cliche even five years ago, especially since psychic powers themselves were a burgeoning trend at the time. The other main draw of the action was stealth, and as we all know, for a period of about 10 years, stealth was shoehorned into about every third game release. Though it’s now on the list of games I dearly wish I’d kept (and that’s a long list), I eventually traded it away, and based solely on the widespread availability of used copies and rapid price drop, so did virtually everyone else. For me, it was the lack of variation in replay, and especially the stealth segments (which stand out in my mind as being tedious and frustrating compared to everything else about the game) that led me to think I could do without it in my library. And, since I’m working from distant memory, I can’t dispute other complaints cited by reviews at the time, such as the gunplay rendering the powers redundant, or the easy replenishment of health and psychic power taking away from the overall challenge. The problem with game developers is that unless you are a rich dev, you rely on a publisher to pay for & distributed your wears & unfortunately that means if they are paying the bills they have an awful big say in what game you make, even if that changes the vision & overall feel of the game you so lovingly worked on. read more

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Gamers not fuelled by violence, study says (Kitchener – Waterloo Record)- About: Psychic News

Spilling the blood and guts of an opponent and other macabre acts of violence do not make video games more enjoyable for players, according to a new study. Lead author Andrew Przybylski, a graduate student in social psychology, said they began the project after noting the popularity of games like World of Warcraft, Halo 3 and Team Fortress 2, which have a “good deal of violent content. In one portion of the study, the investigators took the first-person shooter game Half Life 2 and modified it using a programmer’s tool kit to make a violent version and a non-violent version. Craig Anderson, director of the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University, said the studies were very well done methodologically and make an important contribution to our understanding of what motivates people to play video games. read more

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Topic: Psychic News – Blood and gore don’t make video games more enjoyable: study (Jam! Showbiz)

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Topic: Psychic News – Sedona Psychics Predict the “News Before It Happens” (PRWeb)

Sedona, AZ ( PRWEB ) January 7, 2009 — Channeled Readings™ the creators and publishers of the monthly CR News Reports© today announced worldwide multiple format access to the CR News Reports© – the "News Before It Happens" via their new web site. The CR News Reports© is a monthly publication where news and information is channeled by the Medium Team at Channeled Readings™ on fourteen (14) topics relevant to everyone's life. Subscribers access the CR News Reports© at the Channeled Readings™ web site. Channeled Readings™, CR News Reports©, CR Daily News Prediction©, the CR Virtual Talking Board™, the CR Printable Talking Board™, the CR Printable Book©, and Ask The Universal Channel ™ are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of Channeled Readings, LLC. read more

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Psychic News – Jobs top concern of people next year (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Surviving a year rocked by a global economic crisis, one customer asked if he could work abroad next year. Ferrer is one of the fortune tellers outside the church, charging as low as P100 to as high as P300 for customers who want clues about their future. They are expecting better earnings now that a new year is about to start, but many of them say only a few customers have been showing up over the past few days. Some customers asked for advice on what businesses would be good for them to venture into next year, while some asked if they would be able to keep their jobs, said Ferrer, who does tarot and palm reading. Living on her meager earnings as a fortune teller in the last 30 years, 58-year-old Maria Delia Lorin also said that most of her customers in the past few days asked questions about the state of their finances next year. To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here . read more

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