Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Videos replacing text and images on the Internet: good or bad?
I just have to ask: is anyone else annoyed by the trend of videos replacing text and images as ways we nerds communicate in email and forums? We've tried for years to build an infrastructure to move toward video over the Internet, but now that it's here, I miss text and images.
Spare me the snarky comments, but I enjoy browsing the net at work on break or while things are compiling. It's nice to follow a news article link or glance at a picture. But these days if someone sends me a YouTube or news video link I just ignore it, even at home. Maybe it's too passive or too slow, and I can't scan it quickly enough.
I first thought about this when I saw all the video Let's Plays. In some ways they are cool because you don't need to own the game, but I sure as hell don't want to waste an hour or two per game each week to follow along. I suppose text and image Let's Plays have already been made for every classic game out there, so this is mostly a side issue.
Anyway, are we doomed to sitting through 2-minute YouTube clips to get someone's point?