Links van 14 juni 2011 tot 15 juni 2011

Even if you have the slightest interest in Star Wars…holy shit
the old republic!


Duke Nukem Forever: barely playable, not funny, rampantly offensive
The fans are wrong. One can laugh at jokes about men and women, and there's nothing wrong with being risque, but Duke is thoughtless, backwards, and belligerent. Duke Nukem Forever is the kind of game where you find a pack of cigarettes whose cover shows a mustached man wearing leather—and they're called "Faggs." At some point, matters of personal taste become simple questions of basic decency.

Ghost Towns of the Palliser Triangle
The Palliser Triangle is the name given to the driest part of the Canadian Prairies, constituting southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan. Settled at the turn of the 20th century by farmers and ranchers, dozens of tiny villages sprung up to support these new agricultural pioneers (“drylanders”). Many found that within a generation or two, the semi-arid soil quickly became overgrazed and was prone to periods of extreme drought. While modern farming techniques have helped mitigate the hard times, the exodus of people from the Triangle has been steady for the past few decades, leaving numerous ghost towns listing in the wind.

Review: Duke Nukem Forever Shoulda Stayed Vaporware
Duke Nukem is here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and he’s all out of ass.