Kudos where kudos are due.

Even if it’s a Puffington Hoster

…an easy to understand taxation system would allow players to focus on building their cities and have fun thwarting giant lizard attacks…

Finally, someone who understands economics!  I tried to find an apt Sims video to close, but…meh.  Make do with yet another insane, inspired take on the Black-Eyed Peas:

About wormme

I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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9 Responses to Kudos where kudos are due.

  1. MG says:

    I think it’s an easy case to argue some games make much better economic model decisions than governments do.
    They actually have to design durable systems, which players need to enjoy, or at least tolerate.

    They also have the advantage of designing for the people engaged in the system, not simply for the aggrandizement of politicians and their careers.

    This is a subject I can ramble on for quite awhile!

  2. MG says:


    • MG says:

      I’ve been hysterically laughing over this:

      Tokyo radiation scare turns out to be radium stored under house floor

      • MG says:

        A radiation level of 600 microsieverts per hour was measured around the surfaces of the bottles, which had been contained in a wooden box.

      • MG says:

        I suppose I should laugh less, sure as anything they’ll be out doing cleanup and open another door that was locked for 60 years and go, yet again, “OOPS, who left mustard gas here”!

        • Mountainbear says:

          It’s pretty common here to still find ammunition from WW2. Or, like in Flanders and parts of France, from WW1. Farmers usually find this stuff during field work, or in cities during construction work. Happens once or twice per year in Austria and Germany, but tends to happen a lot more often on the old battlefields of WW1.

          Though, I wonder where the granny got that radioactive material from. I knew it. Those old people? They’re planning on taking over the world! She was probably building her own little bomb!

          • wormme says:

            Yeah, when I was at Brookhaven Labs (Upton NY), from the first day we were cautioned about unexploded ordnance. Of course ours was just from 40’s training exercises. I’m guessing the European explosives are a bit more widely spaced.

          • Mountainbear says:

            Yup. They usually find bombs that dropped but never detonated. Most around 500 lbs, nicely rusted away, so entire blocks are evacuated when such a bugger is found. Never know. Those things are still quite potent.

            In France and Flanders farmers dump any ammo they find on the side of the road and the bomb squads just come and pick them up. And they find all kinds of crap, from hand grenades to still active gas shells. I don’t think I’d like to work as a farmer there. That’s actually pretty dangerous. If your plow or other farming equipments hits or cuts into one of those? Ouch. I’m pretty sure some people have been killed that way. I’d rather work in a nuclear power station, much safer.

  3. Mountainbear says:

    Just found out that “Dead Rising 2: Off the record” is apparently banned in Germany.

    ” In Germany: Notice: Capcom requires that this game will not install or update when connecting from an IP address attributed to Germany.”

    What a bunch of pussies.

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