Archive for April, 2006

Our Strange Lingo

When the English tongue we speak.
Why is break not rhymed with freak?
Will you tell me why it’s true
We say sew but likewise few?
And the maker of the verse,
Cannot rhyme his horse with worse?
Beard is not the same as heard
Cord is different from word.
Cow is cow but low is low
Shoe is never rhymed with foe.
Think of hose, dose, and lose
And think of goose and yet with choose
Think of comb, tomb and bomb,
Doll and roll or home and some.
Since pay is rhymed with say
Why not paid with said I pray?
Think of blood, food and good.
Mould is not pronounced like could.
Wherefore done, but gone and lone –
Is there any reason known?
To sum up all, it seems to me
Sound and letters don’t agree.

by Lord Cromer

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April 8-9 Game in a Day J (19)

Originally Posted by Tom Bampton Garage Games Associate

Greetings!

Sorry it’s been a bit quiet on the GID front lately. It’s been rather hectic around here lately and I’ve been trying to hold off the next GID til the site update was done. Unfortunately, finding time to get the GID site rewritten has been harder then I thought it would be. As with GID18*, time has ticked by far to quickly and people are starting to get withdrawl symptoms so its time for GID j** …

So, join us in #gameinaday on irc.maxgaming.net on the 8th and 9th of April 2006 for GID j, the theme being Extreme Forces.

* – GID17 was cancelled because we didn’t have Constructor.
** – Game in a Day got bored of plain old decimal and has now switched to a base 62 numbering scheme.

[The theme is extreme forces.]

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Hopelab's Re-mission

After my post, Video Games Help Kids, a couple weeks ago I didn’t expect more related news to come out so soon.  But here it is, Yahoo! has a related article today: Video game helps young people blast cancer It’s actual about a scientific study that was done.  The study “showed that young people who played “Re-Mission” were more likely to stick to their medication regimens than those who did not.”  It is an example of games helping children and teenagers better understand the world around them and therefore take better care of themselves.  Can’t wait to see what other innovations are discovered!  The game can be downloaded for free from HopeLab.

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