In response to "Christmas Eve" from The Escapist Forum: Unfortunately in this case, as someone mentioned above with aim vs spirit, this was a case of the writer being in the moral AND the technical right.

Games like EVE try to create something special, and cynical profiteers try to violate that. Yes, someone may very well have come up badly for losing that ISK-merchant fleet, but they were breaking both the rules AND the spirit of the game.

Now maybe they felt forced to, but in this case, it's rules and spirit vs feeling bad for someone who knew, one way or another, they were doing something immoral.. two against a somewhat self-undermining one.

My way of looking at it? Someone who is hardly a nice person just took enough damage to their business to put them out of it entirely. At least, it's about as possible they were that small as it is there were sweatshop workers flying those things. And even if it isn't, they may well have lost enough to make it not worthwhile trying to fix things.

- Fensfield


In response to "The Littlest, Biggest Gift of All" from The Escapist Forum: This is a beautiful story, and I imagine this is the kind of ideal scenario the creators of the game had in mind when they decided to add a level editor/creator into the game. We all know that gaming has the ability to isolate us from other sects of society, particularly from our families, but this stands as an excellent model of the potential videogames and unity. Thank you!

- pumasuit

Awsome story! But do you know if there is a game on the pc in which i can make this happen?

It is very sweet, indeed. And Charcharo, many PC games have level editors included with them, or downloadable separately. In fact, I would guess that being a PC game it's a bit easier to include extra media, as more programs are at your disposal. Really though, I don't think it matters what game it is, as long as you do something that's special and heartfelt :)

I kinda wish I was able to play video games with my parents. There would be times when I'd be grouping with someone in WoW, and he'd say "Oh, I have to go, but my dad will play to the end of the instance" or something. That would always totally blow my mind.

- eframson


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