Tutorial: 1st-person sneak in Unity 5, part 6

Previous parts of tutorial

Next I setup something for regaining energy and health. I want the PC to be gain health or power while it stands next to the power-up (and as long as the power-up have something to left to give). The power-up keep its state so that it does not pop us as full if the PC gets back to the level. I also want to visualise in some degree how much health/energy power-up has left or if it is fully drained.

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Ethics of Twitter use: comment flooding is bad

I have seen comments that some orchestrate their followers to harass some Twitter user. Intriguingly, I’ve also seen those same people participating comment flooding.

The main thing about flooding I have seen is that individual Twitter users are not causing the flood, but a collective effect of a crowd.

Some cases someone (with a good amount of followers) pick up a critical comment and RT or comment and mob starts to gather. After the comment food researches critical mass, flood feeds itself and maintains its momentum for hours.

If ones friend is comment spammed, it is orchestrated harassment. If someone unknown or some with opposing opinions is flooded, they got what they deserve.

This phenomenon is not nice at all.

It would be great if you see a comment RTed / commented and you disapprove, before joining in, consider if you have something constructive and novel to contribute to this issue?

If not have anything constructive and novel to contribute, please do not join the mob.

Comment flooding (spamming) is not a nice experience and it does not help to communicate your disagreement in any meaningful way.

Yet Another DiGRA FAQ

1. What is DiGRA

2. What DiGRA does

  • The main operations of DiGRA are its conferences and its journal. DiGRA does not conduct research.

3. How DiGRA is funded

  • DiGRA is funded mainly by membership fees.

4. DiGRA should get rid of feminist board members or have more diverse board

DiGRA operates under Finnish law.

  • This means that DiGRA cannot discriminate its members based on their gender, religion, political beliefs, etc.
  • The board members are elected in a general assembly.

5. DiGRA publication claims X [EDITED]

  • Things published by SAGE, Springer, etc. are not published by DiGRA.
  • Things published by Gamasutra, Polygon, Ars Technical, etc. are not published by DiGRA

Some relevant laws:

On gamers are dead news articles

It seems that I ended up writing something bit lengthier than a tweet of facebook update about this.

Jenni Goodchild posted an analysis of gamers are death news articles by @firehawk32 at (http://pixietalksgamergate.wordpress.com/gamers-are-dead-article-analysis/). The most of these are posted at Aug 28, 2014.

Sargon of Akkad in his Youtube video claims that these articles can be tranced back to DiGRA and feministic conspiracy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rouq-VdgXdo).

Sargon of Akkad neglects a fact that Anita Sarkeesian tweeted about death threat toward herself at Aug 27, 2014 (https://twitter.com/femfreq/status/504718160902492160).

So the timeline can be written as follows:

  1. KD threats Anita Sarkeesian
  2. Sarkeesian shares this threat at Aug 27
  3. News articles about gamers are published at Aug 28

Which alternative is more plausible?

EDIT, Nov 2, 2014: Dan Golding in The End of Gamers to refer  to Do you identify as a gamer? Gender, race, sexuality, and gamer identity by Adrienne Shaw http://nms.sagepub.com/content/14/1/28.abstract. With a quick look, it seems that claimed DiGRA connection is based associations. I appreciate if someone can point me direct link from those journalistic articles to DiGRA.

The First Graduates…

The first students in bachelors programs Computer Game Programme: Game Design and Production and Computer Game Programme: Game Graphics. A group of graduating students also just got their first game A Story About My Uncle released on Steam.

In addition, the first students are graduating from the  Game design and production masters program at Aalto University (was establishing that program and teaching there during the first year of the program). The first students get their masters degree this spring.

A Story About My Uncle Launch trailer by the Gone North Games.