As someone who spends many hours in FPS games, I found the concept of an FPS game with no shooting – Warco – interesting and thought provoking. As Ars Technica puts it:
Warco is a first-person game where players shoot footage instead of a gun. A work in progress at Brisbane-based studio Defiant Development, the game is a collaboration of sorts; Defiant is working with both a journalist and a filmmaker to create a game that puts you in the role of a journalist embedded in a warzone.
The game is still in production and it is not clear whether it will ever come out. There is a trailer which gives a feel to how it might be.
Slashdot thread already picked up the argument of whether you will be able to choose between Canon and Nikon equipment for the missions in the game.
Update (September 28, 2011): Also check out this Newsy video that shares a few more opinions about the possible impact of the game. That’s where I’ve heard the term ‘war porn‘ for the first time.
Comparison between Cyprus and Somalia, children and adults is nothing more but a coincidence in my news stream. Consider the two articles that appeared not next to each other, but near enough for me to group them here.
First, in incident in Cyprus, as reported by the Cyprus Mail.
AN ANNUAL festival in Anogyra village held to celebrate the honey and sesame sweet, pastelli, ended on a sour note on Saturday after three people were slightly injured in a fight over balloons.
Chairs and bottles were thrown in the fight between two families that resulted in four arrests and three people getting slightly injured.
Second, a little competition in Somalia, as reported by the Guardian.
An Islamist-backed radio station in Somalia has awarded assault rifles and hand grenades to the winners of a children’s Qur’an recital competition.
Andalus radio, which is run by al-Shabaab militia, said on Monday that the first prize was an AK-47 and £450. The runner-up received an AK-47 and £320, while the child who came third received two F1 hand grenades and £250. The three children also received religious books.
There goes my hope for the World Peace.
While going through some of my old notes and bookmarks, I dug up this image definition of what terrorism is.
Unfortunately I didn’t note where I got it from and who is the author. If you have any idea, please let me know and I’ll give credit.
Inspiration, thought provoking, video on the subject of war photography.
This is a trailer for the “War Photographer” movie.