Smash Brothers and Slanty Stuff

If you’re interested in Media Bias or wonder what the other side of the story is, recently made slashdot. It’s worth a read and I don’t see any obvious trolling on it. It does use static links for articles, so any idiot with a perl script could game it given enough motivation. Your mileage may vary. I did notice a tendency for the stereotypes to come out. A story on McCain talking about running a civil campaign was instantly marked as “conservative” even if it’s just him making observations on his relationship with the democratic candidates. My take on it was that it was a fairly centrist story since it’s not even about issues – it’s about how people treat one another on the campaign trail.

In other news, Smash Bros Brawl still tops the charts of wii games I play. The ADD factor of fast flashy lights is there along with simple controls (no stupid 20 button combos to memorize) and if that’s not fast enough, I just started playing with the speed and item controls. All bombs on 2x speed is insane. The custom level editor is also worth the buy but you can’t play them online using your friends list for whatever reason. This is probably a bug, since it works for anonymous matches. I believe it does work if you have the friend physically at the console, so Jon will have to wait to play DEATHPIT 5000 until this weekend’s unveiling.