Why I Occasionally Regret That My Niche Has Become Mainstream:

Ten years ago, no one would have reported this: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,410781,00.html

It HAPPENED, but it wouldn’t have been on Fox News. Okay, maybe Fox.

And how horrible am I for thinking that instead of dumping her, the guy should have been grateful she was in fact a she?

Hat tip to good ol’ Swanny for sending me the link.

Bonus hat tip to Scott for sending me this: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-10025123-7.html

It just gets better! The dog was making too much noise!



I feel like I’m on a particularly bizarre bandwagon. There’s a lot of drinking and black humor, so it’s a FUN bandwagon, but still.

As you already know if you’ve been reading, oh, any gaming news site in the WORLD, Austin got a little wild-eyed and scary recently. A lot of good people are looking for work right now.

So am I!

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Answers To Problems Web 2.0 Created



Sorry for all the links instead of posts, but my hands are a bit tied at the moment. Will post for real soon.

Way To Confuse The Issue

Ben Silverman makes me sigh, but this link makes me laugh.

“Fat Princess” kind of amuses me. Yes, it’s another dose of the same old, same old. Yes, it’s sexist and vaguely stupid. No, you’d never see a game where you feed chocolate to a male character and make him slower in combat. But if you DID, it would be funny. And that’s really my point. It’s just funny.

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Huh. Guess It’s Like Second Life After All

Not Surprising.

They hired game designers to improve the weapons platform.

Wonder when the Army will realize they need community managers?

Related To My Last Post:


“But according to the search service, he said, “people are at least as interested in group sex and orgies as they are in apple pie.””

Plus ca change…

This link amused me, particularly “What are some other things I should know?” I feel like this should be made into a pamphlet, and it should be provided to those new to MMOs in some sort of welcome basket, along with asbestos underpants and chicken nuggets. It was last edited on April 15, 1997. This tidbit was at the bottom:

Final Word

   Playing a mud of any sort is NOT a right. The people who run the game
   and the people who owns/runs the system that you are playing from are
   not required to let you play. If you abuse your privledge [sic] of playing,
   there are good chances that it will be taken away.

Side note: Chicken nuggets are the ultimate one handed food.

Edited – ooooooooookay, the link’s not working, and it’s not working from the place I got it from (http://www.dikumud.com/links.aspx) either. I’m looking for another copy now.

Edited again – I love you, Wayback Machine! http://web.archive.org/web/20050828045301/http://www.faqs.org/faqs/games/mud-faq/diku/

My Top… However Many

I was included in a Top Twenty list of MMO people. I was tremendously flattered. I haven’t sent Brucie any money in months, and he still included me.

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