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January 4th, 2011

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09:15 pm - Thoughts on Halo
Over the last three weeks, I've played the original Halo trilogy in its entirety. My main impression is that the life of the Master Chief would be much longer if architects in the Halo universe incorporated the basic safety rail into their work.

Now, sure, Master Chief is seven feet tall and weighs quite a bit in his armor, and yes there are occasions when, under my guidance, he has jumped off cliffs or bridges or buildings of his own free will or carelessness. Still, a basic OSHA inspection of USMC or Covenant facilities would turn up glaring omissions of basic safety precautions.

(And from a game-player's standpoint it's real drag to have to replay a tough level just because you accidentally walk off a bridge when you're not looking.)

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Date:January 5th, 2011 05:21 am (UTC)
LOL. I hope game designers take your suggestion and start stocking the "Easy" levels of their shooters with safety harnesses, seat belts, railings and informative warning signs saying things like, "Danger! Steep Dropoff! Watch Your Step."
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Date:January 5th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)

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