Category: MMORPG

Dargus Fox: Unity Super Report

Unity Super Report #10.9978.986: Dargus Fox
Birth Name: Dargus Fox
Date of Birth: 06/20/1988
Place of Origin: London, England
Occupation: None (but suspected criminal)
Estimated Power Levels:
Strength: 4
Intellect: 2
Speed: 4
Defense: 4
Versatility: 4
Popularity: 06%

Powers: Dargus Fox is what is commonly referred to as a “Luna”, a Super of relatively little power. The only abilities he has thus far displayed is a certain degree of enhanced strength, durability and the ability to project bolts of electricity of relatively low intensity. It should be noted that these obeservations are purely based on a few eye-witness reports. Dargus Fox has never approached a Unity facility for treatment so no detailed report can be made of his capabilites. There is an unsubstantited rumour of mechanical empathy, (he is said to summon unoccupied cars when he needs a ride somewhere), but as it its credited to one witness with an extensive criminal background it cannot not be taken to seriously.

Background: Dargus is one of hundreds low level Supers who wander into trouble due to a lack of personal ambition and/or lack of any moral code. A perpetual slacker, Dargus Fox has done little but frequent the nightspots of England and Europe for the last three years since his powers manifested themselves. For capital, he has been known to participate in the occasional crime on behalf of various shadowy underworld figures, although thus far he has refused any offers of permanent employment by them. To his dubious credit, Fox has rarely engaged in any criminal activities more extreme than larceny and the occasional act of drunken vandalism.

He seems something of a follower by a nature, and unwilling to take responsibilty for anything other than his own immediate welfare. He could have easily become an important figure in the criminal underworld, but had never shown any inclination towards doing so. He seems content to just do enough to pay for whatever low rent dump he is currently living in and the copious ammounts of foodstuff he needs to maintain his power levels. His only passtime of note, (aside from drinking, bar fights and the pursuit of the opposite sex), is the copious ammounts of grafiti he leaves on the buildings of any neighborhood he inhabits for more than a few days. This grafiti is skillfully applied, but is rarely of any artistic merit higher than graphic proclamations of the artists prowesss as a lover, fighter, and general bad ass.

Dargus Fox is of particular interest to Unity due to the fact that he has been known to socialize with various Superiox members. While not directly a member of the Superiox, (at least not publicly), and while he has never participated in any acts of Superiox terrorism, it is possible that Fox has some knowledge of Superiox activities and thus he is currently sought after by Unity officials for questioning.

The Video Gaming Industry: A Subculture Worth Millions, in More Ways Then One

When thinking of cultures, one usually thinks of different races, places or specific customs. What if there was more to culture then that? There is a subculture within every culture that has millions different races, genders and creeds interacting together. I am of course speaking of Gaming. No matter where on Earth you go, you will find some sort of gaming. Wether it be board games or MMORPG’s, gaming is everywhere and generates millions, of dollars for companies annually.
Board Games and the theory of coming together.
One of the main theories behind board games is to win and have fun. There is a much lesser known theory, and that is the theory of many people coming together to play an enjoyable game, They put aside their frustrating days and play a game with friends or family. Games like Monopoly and Risk are fun and, while they enhance skills such as reasoning, diplomacy and math, they also enhance other bonds. While playing a game, bonds of trust and friendship or love are formed.

MMORPG’s and the players themselves
Massively multiplayer online roleplaying games are a major hit right now, especially with the older teens and younger adults. They form bonds of friendship between different people of different races, who otherwise, might not be friends or even polite in the real world. MMORPG’s allow people to escape reality and take on the persona of a different person. Within the game, perhaps an Islamic person could be friends with a christian or jew. Or perhaps even a Christian could be friends with a Satanist. The culture that can be found online is huge, if you know where and how to look.

Professional Game developers and testers.
There are people who love gaming so much, they do it for a living. Perhaps they are game developers or testers. These people dedicate their time, finances and lives to enjoying gaming and helping the gaming subculture thrive. Everyday, they go to work with the mindset to better the gaming industry in some small way, and they do wether they realize it or not.

Professional Gamers and their equipment.
Professional gamers spend tens of thousands of dollars on special computers that run freon cooling systems and other special software. They compete in special tournaments and competitions where gamers all over the world compete for prizes ranging from cash prizes, to a new car. Professional gamers are like the high rollers of the Gaming industry. They have no qualms about spending $20,000 on the newest top of the line computer gaming system. This is all for bragging rights. They get sponsors and those sponsors get great publicity if their equipment wins the competition.

Wether it’s board games or MMORPG’s, this is truly worth millions in more ways then one. Perhaps the world as a whole could learn something from this unique and thriving bit of subculture.