Give Me A Deluxe Apartment In Destiny’s Sky | Joystiq

Arizona high court allows execution to proceed – Yahoo News

Destiny (4/28/14) MMOs are a mechanical hamster wheel – do the quest, get the loot and XP, level up so that you can get better gear and do harder quests, repeat – which can inevitably get really dull over the long term. One way to make the grind more enjoyable is to allow the player to emotionally buy into the conceit at work: I’m not just killing ten Thralls, I’m cleaning out this area to prevent the Hive from gaining a foothold on Earth! Narrative matters if you want to keep players happily churning away in your sustained world, and I don’t just mean the narrative you write, but rather the one the player creates for themselves.
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First Amendment fight won’t stop Arizona execution – Yahoo News

An Ohio inmate in January snorted and gasped during the 26 minutes it took him to die. In Oklahoma, an inmate died of a heart attack minutes after prison officials halted the process of his execution because the drugs weren’t being administered properly. The fight over the Arizona execution has also attracted attention because of a dissenting judge’s comments that made a case for a firing squad as a more humane method of execution.
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Joseph Wood is pictured in this undated handout booking photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Corrections.  REUTERS/ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

While many death row inmates have made the same First Amendment argument as Wood, the Supreme Court has not been receptive to the tactic. The court has ruled against them each time the transparency issue has come before the justices. States have refused to reveal details such as which pharmacies are supplying lethal injection drugs and who is administering them because of concerns over harassment. Wood has one more last-ditch appeal for a stay of execution before the U.S. Supreme Court, Wood’s attorney, Dale Baich said. Wood was sentenced to death for killing Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene Dietz, in 1989 at the family’s automotive shop in Tucson.
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4/30/2014 Related Story: Oklahoma Inmate Execution Halted, Dies From Heart Attack On the day of the shooting, Wood went to the auto shop and waited for Dietz’s father, who disapproved of his daughter’s relationship with Wood, to get off the phone. Once the father hung up, Wood pulled out a revolver, shot him in the chest and then smiled. Wood then turned his attention toward Debra Dietz, who was trying to telephone for help. Wood grabbed her by the neck and put his gun to her chest. She pleaded with him to spare her life. An employee heard Wood say, “I told you I was going to do it, I have to kill you.” He then called her an expletive and fired two shots in her chest. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the Arizona attorney general’s office, said the agency had no comment on the Supreme Court ruling but would issue a statement after Wood’s execution.
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