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Talking With Minoru Ikeda, Owner Of Takadanobaba Arcade Mikado: The Allure And Future of Shooting Games
Now it’s time to speak with Minoru Ikeda, the owner of the arcade “Mikado” located in Tokyo’s Takadanobaba area. Ikeda was first attracted to arcade shooting games by Xevious. He talked with us about the history of shooting games and arcades from the dark days of shooters to the present, and the allure and future of shooting games from the perspective of the arcade.
mikado  shmup  videogames  japan  interview  takadanobaba  shooting  bullet  hell  danmaku  arcade  tokyo 
yesterday by cla
Talking with ZUN from the Touhou Series! A Conversation Hell
This features was decided upon right around the time that the editorial department established the “Famitsu Shooting Friends Party”: A gathering for no other purpose than to discuss shooting games. When we get together, we have but one purpose! So we called in ZUN, the creator of Touhou Project, as a special guest to talk with us until morning at a bar. What are the origins of the Bullet Hell shooter? What significance do the bosses have? What are the revolutionary titles in the world of shooting games? We’re bringing you these in-depth conversations, and more.
zun  shmup  videogames  japan  interview  touhou  doujin  indie  shooting  bullet  hell  danmaku  arcade 
yesterday by cla
Mandalay Bay hotel owner sues more than 1000 victims of the Vegas gunman / Boing Boing
The Mandalay Bay hotel was used by Stephen Paddock as a vantage point to slaughter dozens and hurt hundreds more in October 2017's gun massacre on the Las Vegas strip. Now the hotel's owner, MGM Resorts International, is suing his victims—more than 1000 of them—to warn them off trying to hold it in any part responsible.

Las Vegas attorney Robert Eglet, who has represented several Oct. 1 victims, said the grounds of the litigation are “obscure.”

MGM is a Nevada company, so any lawsuits belong in state court, Eglet said. He viewed the decision to file the complaints in federal court as a “blatant display of judge shopping” that “quite frankly verges on unethical.”

“I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like,” he said. “It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level.”

A failing of the corporate mindset is that once lawyers are consulted, their advice is doomed to be followed. PR, your marketing people and your customers could be screaming in your face that what you are going to do is the stupidest thing in the history of free enterprise, a disaster on an untellable scale. But you've paid for the legal advice so by goodness you're gonna follow it!
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2 days ago by Quercki
Lawsuits claim MGM has no liability to Las Vegas shooting victims – Las Vegas Review-Journal
MGM Resorts International has filed federal lawsuits against more than 1,000 Las Vegas mass shooting victims in an effort to avoid liability.

The company, which owns Mandalay Bay and the Route 91 Harvest festival venue, argues that it cannot be held liable for Oct. 1 deaths, injuries or other damages, adding that any claims against MGM parties “must be dismissed,” according to complaints filed Friday in Nevada and California.

“Plaintiffs have no liability of any kind to defendants,” the complaints argue.

The company cites a 2002 federal act that extends liability protection to any company that uses “anti-terrorism” technology or services that can “help prevent and respond to mass violence.”

In this case, the company argues, the security vendor MGM hired for Route 91, Contemporary Services Corp., was protected from liability because its services had been certified by the Department of Homeland Security for “protecting against and responding to acts of mass injury and destruction.”

The lawsuits argue that this protection also extends to MGM, since MGM hired the security company.

They do not seek money from the victims but do ask that a judge decide if the 2002 act is applicable, and if so, determine that future civil lawsuits against the company are not viable.
MGM  Las_Vegas  shooting  massacre  lawsuit 
2 days ago by Quercki
Mean mad white men: the allure of Jordan Peterson | Overland literary journal
To be sure, Peterson is no clownish firebrand in the vein of Yiannopoulos. Rather, he is urbane and respectable, emblematic of what British writer Olivia Laing has called ‘the endless malice of the polite right’. It is this, I think, that goes a long way to explaining the mass appeal of his writings and lectures: ‘just crazy enough’, in Jon Ronson’s phrase, to ensure media interest, but sufficiently intellectual-sounding to attract an audience for whom a brazen bigot like Yiannopoulos would be on the nose. For all those fan-made YouTube clips in which Peterson ‘destroys’ various interlocutors, in interviews he sounds, above all, reasonable. ‘I’m just laying out the empirical evidence,’ Peterson says to Newman at one point during their interview. It’s a rhetorical strategy shared by many stars of the New Atheist and alt-right firmaments: dressing up old-fashioned prejudice as civilised discourse while seeming to disavow ideology altogether.
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2 days ago by petej
Man Claims Self Defense After Killing Teen Over Fireworks — Thankfully Cellphone Video Proves Otherwise
A 41-year-old white man was arrested for murdering an Austin teen after an argument over fireworks on Wednesday, July 4th.
austin  race  shooting 
10 days ago by trustfundbaby
Two Sought in Fatal Shooting of Mid-City Gas Station Clerk - NBC Southern California
A 52-year-old gas station clerk was fatally shot Tuesday morning in Mid-City
Akram Harana worked at the station for about six years, co-workers told NBC4. No arrests have been reported as of Tuesday evening in the shooting at a Shell station in the 5400 block of Venice Boulevard.
Officers responded to a radio call of a shooting around 5:30 a.m. to find Harana lying unresponsive from a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him dead upon their arrival at the scene.
The suspects are described as two adult men wearing masks and gloves, police said. One of them was wearing blue jeans.
The men drove off heading east on Venice Boulevard, police said. Their vehicle is described as a newer model, white, four-door Chevrolet Malibu.
The case is being investigated as a robbery motivated murder.
A witness said the clerk complied with all of the orders given to him by the assailants before he was shot.
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13 days ago by gohai
RT : MOMENT OF SILENCE: Victims of the honored with moment of silence - more on…
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14 days ago by LibrariesVal
Touhou Creator ZUN Talks About How Other Shoot ‘Em Ups Have Influenced The Series - Siliconera
This week’s Famitsu had a special feature on shmups of all sorts, and apart from Ikaruga superfan Yoko Taro, Touhou series creator ZUN was also invited by the Famitsu team for a chill discussion over beer.
touhou  shmup  videogames  japan  interview  zun  doujin  shooting  famitsu 
17 days ago by cla
Shop Lenses: iPhone, Pixel, and Galaxy camera phone lenses. | Moment
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photos  iphone  macrolens  images  shooting  olloclip  wideanglelens  fisheyelens  lens 
19 days ago by ferdinandfuchs
iPhone Lenses - SANDMARC
Three Lenses. Three Perspectives. Macro, Wide & Fisheye.
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19 days ago by ferdinandfuchs
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19 days ago by ferdinandfuchs
Capital Gazette Shooting: New Details Emerge : NPR
No charges were filed — a decision that Altomare said was made out of "a fear that doing so would exacerbate an already flammable situation."
shooting  gun  violence 
19 days ago by bdwc
BREAKING: Suspected downstairs of our office in Quarry Bay Park - HK Cable TV said four injured and one w…
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23 days ago by yellowcandle

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