To help continue the message of community-building I want to build a list of games which promote/train cooperation (and optimally altruism as well) through their play mechanics. Please contribute any titles which you think are fitting and/or reblog if you think someone you know may know of something to contribute.
Below is my list so far.
Guild Wars 2
Opportunities for Greatness
Within the last hour or so I witnessed Zoe Quinn’s Tumblr blog get broken into and used to spam harmful messages as well as personal information for the purpose of causing further harm. Before that I was discussing issues of race and inequality in the US.
In fact, this whole week I have spent a fair amount of time either reading about or talking about race inequality in the US, and specifically the tragedy of Ferguson. Prior to this week I was discussing the awful implications of the loss of Net Neutrality.
Recent events have given us an opportunity to show our true colors. To show how truly great or terrible we are. In these times it is important for us to step up rather than shy away.
This doesn’t just mean yelling about atrocities on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, or what-have-you. Before I saw the attack on Zoe Quinn I was attending an Andrew W.K. concert in which he sang about being positive, having fun, and partying. What he is doing is actually important as he moves to promote happiness. Similarly during the attack on Ms. Quinn there were a few supporters who managed to break through with positive messages.
Right now we need to help each other. We need to let each other know how much we care. We need to come to the defense of our fellow man when we witness abuse. This is a time to help both friends and strangers.
Anonymous asked: I feel so useless sitting here. What can I do to help Ferguson??
national moment of silence 2014 (for victims of police brutality)
share the following:
This is important.