Amongst the Cheeto-stained sweat-panted ranks of hardcore MMORPG enthusiasts today, there is concern about the state of the economy and the job market. No, not the market for Greater Astral Essence at the Ironforge Auction House. The actual, meat-world economy. Specifically, can you be a hardcore MMORPG gamer, a reliable guildie, a go-to raid partner, […]
Blogging from the new iPhone. Shiny.
Geek Nirvana: Robot Chicken's recently released second Star Wars parody is available online. Best moments (other than the titular one): Anakin's happy place, and Vader reenacting Alderaan with a muffin.
Big news for George R.R. Martin – Song of Ice and Fire – Game of Thrones fans, of which I am one. As we wrote about here, HBO has been toying with producing a series based on Martin's Song of Ice and Fire books, starting with A Game of Thrones. But it's all been hypothetical, […]
Via Geek Dad, a Star Wars themed wedding that I prefer to think was fake, but may not have been. Full pics here. I declare the alternate-title-to-this-post contest open.
So Richard Garriot, aka Lord British, creator and developer of the seminal Ultima series of crpgs (developing vast gamer goodwill in Ultimas I through VII and squandering it in VIII and IX) is going into space. This time, he doesn't need to type a three digit coordinate to find Planet X. Instead, he'll use some […]
So a group of people in the office is talking about young kids and their hazards and trying to freak out the recently married people. We're talking about the sleeping habits of our kids. So I say: Babies must sleep. Babies must rest. Wise is the one who does not waken them. . . . […]
Geeks — including gaming geeks in particular — are not any more or less dysfunctional, on average, than the general populace. However, as with any group, there is a core subset of uber-geeks who take games very very seriously and get very upset about sequels to their cherished games — sequels which cannot possibly live […]
Via i09, I see that HBO has a new drama series in production: True Blood, about a world in which vampires are real and reveal themselves to society. It appears questionable, but given HBO's track record with drama series, I'm willing to give it a look. The writers shrewdly realize that this sort of thing […]
Via Prof. Bainbridge, I see that George R.R. Martin has posted an update on the development of the HBO adaption of the Song of Ice and Fire series, and specifically A Game of Thrones. So far, the reports are good, and HBO seems to like what they're seeing… but no, there's no greenlight yet, A […]