Do NOT expect “Loyalty” to one game console over another. Let's just get that out of the way right now, because I don’t want to hear it. I own all three current generation consoles, plus some older systems and handhelds. The only loyalty I have is to myself, family and my very close friends. That’s how it will always be. However, I do have gaming loyalties to certain franchises. That I will own up too. And my viewpoints about them are pretty solid. (example: Zelda, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, etc.)
Do NOT ask me anything stupid, like “What’s the point of this?” What is the point of anything? What is the point of breathing in and out? This and any other similar statements translate to “I’m bored, and I just feel like picking a fight, instead of doing something worth while for myself, so I’m going to shit on someone else.” Well, save that up for your mom.
Do NOT flame bait. You can if you want to, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I will answer you.
Do NOT assume. For the obvious reason of not looking like a stupid fool. If you are confused about a statement, my way of writing, or just want to know a view point of mine THEN ASK ME! It’s as simple as that, no need to make things more complicated. We’re only talking about video game and not world peace.
Do NOT re-write or email me some LONG WINDED explanation about how I got “it” wrong and your version is "right". Seriously, don't! Again, I don’t want to hear it. That’s why I’m now writing “stories” and not “articles”, I SUCK at writing articles, and I KNOW that. Writing personal stories from a first perpective, is what I do best. If some of the basic information that I've written, is wrong I wouldn’t be that surprised. I do my best to check the fact before hand, now, but I'm only human and may not catch everything. I may view the things in a sort of “Camille-o-Vision", which makes the story or situation seem 10 timer then it actually was. Which is is why I’m good at writing stories.
Do NOT remind me about capitalization. I know, that's the way I write. So suck it up and don't whine about it. If you really want to complain about something so trivial then start your own blog page, it's free.
I am a reasonable person, so if you’re cool with me, then I’ll be cool with you. If you just trolled over to be a dick.... like I stated above, save that up for your mom. We’re here to talk about a subject we all love, so let’s try to have some class.
Orson Scott Card didn't write "Shadow Complex". Peter David (who worked for Marvel Comics), did. However, Orson Scott Card is most diffenitly taking the credit. The game story is based around Card's Book called "Empire". But all the events from the game are taking place BEFORE Card's story even begins. Orson Scott Card has added NOTHING towards the development of this game.
However, that doesn't mean the Orson Scott Card isn't receiving a royalty check, because he probably is. "Chair Games", used his Main Character's name and the background plot of American Nazi or whatevers trying to start a New Civil War with in the United States. The part about the 2 hikers getting lost and accidently stumbling into this mess, the day of the Ameri-Nazi's were going to attack -- that was Star Trek writer Peter David. And that's the story that they actually used for the game.
As for Orson Scott Card's personal view points. Which he, himself, should be ashamed of but I know he's not. We can't control what he thinks. But what we can control, is what he does. And he has NO RIGHT mouthing off and telling others how they should live. As long as a person is NOT committing crimes, or causes bodily harm to another. It really is NON OF YOUR BUSINESS.
Unless of course -- it really IS your business... and that's part of the problem. Mmmmm... Maybe? Most people, who have problem with Gays or Gay Rights, don't ever carry things this far, and toward such an extreme view. So then I have to so and wonder, that he maybe "Protesting a little TOO much", and may in fact be hiding or covering up some what. Mmmmm.... Maybe? Well, I seen Orson Scott Card's Behind the scenes interview, and all I have to say is, "You sir may need a flash light to find your way to the front of the closet door, because the only one who is fooled by your behavior is YOU".
It says in the United States Constitution, that we ALL have the RIGHT to "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness". No where in there does it say, "you have the right to be act like complete douche-bag, and purposely hold back others, because YOU DON'T agree with them". If you are a United States Citizen, then you have the RIGHT to live as you chose. That is YOUR RIGHT as a Law abiding TAX PAYER. It really is as simple as that.