i did not anticipate spending so much time stealing underwear in a video game: Mefites are playing the untitled Goose Game!
I guess it's time I finally write a serious comment about Skyrim modding. Here goes...
Ryvar completes his quest with an amazing comment on what you need to mod your world, like a
On MeFi, midmarch snowman clocks some multi-link first-post goodness with Finally a horology post for people who like shiny things, while in the Green, mzurer asks, In 1527 how did English households tell time?
Also linked recently on the Blue:
Built For Eternity, on structures designed to potentially outlast human civilization
400 Years, a browser game that uses time as a gameplay mechanic
Why Time Flies, a visualization of why time seems to pass more quickly as one gets older
Yes, it's a game, but the spy/counterspy stuff crosses so far into the real life of the players that you can't say it's just a game.
ryanrs on "what recreational espionage looks like in EVE" (and why EVE has rich espionage gameplay and other games don't) in a question about hobbyist espionage groups.
Hermit Kitten, having arrived at her hermitage at age 43 in the year 51, is now 43 years old in the year 326. She assumes that this is a benefit of her life of quiet contemplation.
So, yeah — being a ref in this case did not involve the kind of ref action you'd see in boxing or other physical sports. The players were well-behaved (no cheating that I saw, no pausing, etc.). But it's a real tournament, and the players are serious. They're also using thrift store equipment that could die at any time, so I was keeping track of scores in realtime in case we lost a console, TV, etc. and I had to call whoever was ahead. Keeping track of the two scores is actually pretty hard.