Site Updates Will Be Sparse Until September (Also: Open Thread)
I have a bunch of research and article preparation to do over the next few days, and I am going to be devoting as much of my time as I possibly can to that. What that means, in practical terms, is that I won’t be updating the site as much — if at all — over the weekend and into next week. What I will be doing, however, is frantically scouring every dark corner of Google, YouTube, Flickr, and every other major content aggregation site I can think of looking for material related to certain Ultima games.
Because, yes, I want to have a dozen different things to post about the first four Ultima games ready to go for next Tuesday.
To be honest, I could certainly use any help, both in terms of researching content and drafting articles. If you’d like to assist, drop me a line and I’ll see if I can come up with an assignment for you.
In the mean time, I’m going to leave this up as an open thread, with a few hastily-researched-but-hopefully-interesting articles for you to mull over and discuss.
He laments what he views as the UK’s failure to “capitalise on its record of innovation in science and engineering” in favour of “a drift to the humanities”; he encourages them to “look back to glory days of Victorian era”.
Or, well, nearly all of them. At least that’s what a broup of analysts thinks.
Hurricane Irene is fully visible in the image, and is bloody massive.
..there is a particular bird who may have survived flying through Irene.
First, they flubbed their launch of Deus Ex: Human Revolution by pre-opening new copies of the game to remove the included OnLive coupons. Then, they opted to simply pull all copies of the game from their shelves, ostensibly to return them all to Square Enix.
Now, in a (rather lame) effort to soothe the (perfectly legitimate) butthurt they have caused, they are offering a “$50 GameStop gift card and a Buy 2 Get 1 Free pre-owned purchase” offer to those who bought the game from them.
I believe the appropriate response here is: “golf clap”.
Stolen pre-paid debit cards, it seems, were the catalyst here; the attackers obtained a couple dozen cards and managed to increase or remove the withdrawal limits on them before using them at ATMs around the world.
I know I am.
This 17″, $2800 powerhouse does boast some impressive specs, a keen design, and a fantastic UI.
But does the gaming PC need saving, as Razer’s marketing campaign boasted. Gizmodo, at least, argues “yes, and then some!”
As if to prove Gizmodo’s point…
Essentially, BioWare is testing the living crap out of their upcoming MMORPG.
If it’s anywhere near as enjoyable as the last one…it’ll be money well spent.
This time, it’s Nicholas “Comex” Allerga.