When I first logged on to TG in 2005 I thought that military FPS online games would be good for training insurgents. This article in the New York Times, "Spies Infiltrate a Fantasy Realm of Online Games," picks up on this theme. As I write in my forthcoming book, on the Internet you get spying all the time. The only thing that really surprised me about the whole Snowdon/NSA kerfuffle is that anyone would have thought otherwise.
"In spring 2009, academics and defense
Well after playing a couple of rounds, I might have overhyped the Patrol Operations mission for Arma 3. I wish I could extract the enemy and mission generation part from it and use the things we are used to. Everything is so inter-mangled with each other touching one piece seem to affect everything. Couple of game breaking bugs showed up on dedicated server, which I suspect to be caused by BIS.
Also one key element seems to be missing. The random and fully occupied map is not there.
After deleting all my Facebook postings and signing off that ego-fest earlier this year I have been casting about the Net looking for pop-culture feeds that reveal the ordinary and extraordinary of daily technoculture.
I have found Reddit and Imgur to be very interesting as a source of digital ethnography and DIY culture.
Any other recommendations? (Please do not say Pintrest which is little more than bourgeoisie consumerbation).
Stephen Fry, not Philip J.
A wonderful look at language and writing . . .
EightySix has released the Patrol Ops 3 for general audience. Those who followed Arma knows "what up". So I tinkered with it trying to check it out under the hood and it is humbling. It is obvious that a lot of thought has gone into this new version, and I am digging its direction.
Note to self things that in my mind should be changed for TG compatibility:
Remove VAS. Utilize default role based gear availability. Check significance of grenadier role (3GL Magazines?)Disable