Tired of Doom clones?
July 7, 2000 1:32 PM   Subscribe

Tired of Doom clones? Send this to your favorite game designer.
posted by mecran01 (6 comments total)
Damn. Next time someone comes up to me and tells me I ramble too much and will I please get to the point, I should show them this. This Bruce Sterling guy has me beat in the ramble territory hands down.

But then he was playing to a tough crowd.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:13 PM on July 7, 2000

What can I say... the man's a genius....

Too bad noone spread it around back when he wrote it, or maybe we'd have better games today...

Only in the last year or so have people been starting to consider video games a form of art, when that should have been assumed from the beginning...
If only people put more creative effort into games than gourad shading and reflective textures...

Anyways; after reading all that, I'm off to play Half-Life...
posted by Bane at 11:20 PM on July 7, 2000

Fwiw (not much), he lives in my neighborhood. Mr. Sterling. About... 7 blocks away. I've been to his house, once (it's very nice). He invited everyone from the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 1998 conference there for a party afterwards. I spent most of the evening talking with Richard Stallman, actually.

More on the house...

It's biggish, but it's on a normal street. It doesn't overwhelm the nearby houses or anything. His office has huge buit-in bookcases on several walls which extend to the (quite high) ceiling. He's got many copies of his books in all sorts of languages, which I thought was interesting. Also, in the bathrooms, there are hand-painted tiles with interesting designs, including a dragon blowing bubbles (this was the children's bathroom, I think).

No, I'm not anyone important. No, if you asked him, he would not remember me. And no, I haven't read any of his books. Well, I read the Difference Engine and didn't like it, but that was a collaboration so I'm not sure how much he's really to blame.

He's an entertaining speaker, even if he does ramble. Well, in my opinion, the one time I saw him.

Just sharing.
posted by beth at 6:59 AM on July 8, 2000

Well, I haven't read The Difference Engine, but if it sucked, it prolly wasn't Gibson's fault...

posted by Bane at 12:08 AM on July 9, 2000

You guys should ban the <BLINK> tag...
posted by Bane at 12:09 AM on July 9, 2000

"He was an entertaining speaker, even if he did ramble."

That's what I want on my gravestone. That's like, the best compliment I can imagine at this moment anyone giving anybody. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 2:38 PM on July 9, 2000

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