Tag Archives | Intentional

…The Orange Box is racist?

Team Fortress 2

Buyers of Valve’s The Orange Box quickly discovered that Team Fortress 2 is one of the best multiplayer games out right now.

Using class-based warfare, players assume a role that they must follow until they die. If they want to be a medic, they must spend their time healing other players. If they want to be a pyro, they’re armed with a flamethrower and they must spend their time burning everything in sight.

Though it makes for great gameplay, it does bring up one question: Why is the only black character in the game a grenade launching drunkard?

Games aren’t necessarily known for their racial sensitivity, but this seems to go a bit beyond mere oversight.

What do you think? Was the black player’s role intentional, or did someone just press the black button at the wrong time?

[The Montoya Herald – Playing Offensive]

[Valve – The Orange Box – Team Fortress 2]

[Wikipedia – Team Fortress 2]

…Some calls should be blind?

A Blind Call

Have you ever forgotten to lock the keys on your cell phone, and then sat on your phone and unintentionally dialed your friend Aaron or Adam or Alexis?

Most people have, and a very interesting charity called A Blind Call wants to turn those unintentional dials into (somewhat) intentional donations.

Basically, you program a special number into your phone under the name ‘A Blind Call’, which should make that number first in your list. Then, the next time you accidentally dial out to your top A name, the cost of the call is donated to a charity for the blind.

It’s simple, it’s automatic, and it turns a common mistake into a charitable donation, so I just hope that it works its way to other countries so that I can sign up.

[A Blind Call]

[Via: Adverblog]