POF Archive: October 2011

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Remember When...

Remember when a good old- fashioned straw man argument was all you needed to enact fiscally disastrous laws? Yeah, me too... Pass it on

Ok, so this is my response to this thing that's been passed around Facebook for the past few months. The original says, "Remember When Teachers, Public Employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS Crashed The Stock Market, Wiped Out Half Of Our 401Ks, Took Trillions In Taxpayer Funded Bail Outs, Spilled Oil In The Gulf Of Mexico, Gave Themselves Billions In Bonuses, And Paid No Taxes? Yeah, Me Neither... Pass It On."

My first response was, "Well yes, as a matter of fact, I do remember when Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS didn't pay taxes." But that sorta misses the point. I suppose the message here is that those nasty teabaggers and other fiscally conservative-types are demonizing these wonderful institutions while corporations are running rampant and ruining the country (nevermind that it…

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath on PC (7/10)

Oddword: Stranger's Wrath

This is the fourth Oddworld game. The first two were great 2-D puzzle platform games of which I was reminded of when I played the excellent Braid. In the X-Box era Oddworld moved into 3-D with Munch's Oddysee. After having purchased all four games during a Steam sale, I immediately jumped in to Munch's Oddysee. Oh my god. What a horrible game with horrible controls, animation, and everything. I gave up after about 4 hours of tedium. Fortunately, Stranger's Wrath takes a completely different turn.

Stranger's Wrath is a hybrid platformer/FPS game. Unlike its predecessor, this game actually…

Submitted by Robert Gomez on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 22:51