rbutr is a browser plugin aimed at skeptics and academics that approaches the internet with the idea it is “broken” because it allows anyone to write anything without need for substance, credibility or citation. Herein lies the first problem, although the plugin’s author does have his heart in the right place in in what his end goal is. I appreciate the attempt to fight misinformation, but painting freedom of speech as a problem, as something that makes a system broken is a seriously bad idea for everyone. Free speech doesn’t just extend to those whom one agrees with, indeed if free speech is worth anything at all it is at its most valuable when given to those you absolutely disagree with. Continue reading
GTA V is one of the hottest and most anticipated games of 2013. And whilst there is absolutely no denying all the effort 2K Games and Rockstar made on this game paid off in spades with a fantastic, indepth game, there were a few things that stopped it for being all it could be. To that end this is a list of 10 things (in no particular order) I think would have made GTA 5 a more consistent, immersive environment. NB: Incase it isn’t exceedingly obvious given the nature of this list, it may (does) contain spoilers.
John looked back into the darkness and felt something he hadn’t since he was 12; as his heart rate quickened he struggled to make a shape from the gloomy mist of night. “Who’s there” he shouted into the void, but no reply came. John laid back down and pulling the covers to his chin, tried to convince himself it was none but a combination of a new place and an over active imagination. A floor board creaked.