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Friday, December 27, 2002

EverCrack Whining

Someone sent an article to Slashdot whining about the dark side of EverQuest. If you hate a game, but still pay monthly fees to play it, whose fault is it? If you can't bear to think of people you don't even know being mad at you for stopping playing, you need to get out more. If you legitimately are addicted (questionable, but possible), you have no one to blame but yourself for the addiction and continuing in it. I'm actually amazed Slashdot ran this. It does give insight into the logic (or lack thereof) that you hear from some EQ players.

J.t.Qbe comments: Ok, so I attempted to read the thing and my main reaction is, "So what?" Of course the primary purpose of these games is to make money, a steady, predictable, recurring income. Do EQ gamers think that Sony's providing the game out of the goodness of its heart? Of course they reward those who put the most time into them. Why should it be otherwise?

If you don't like the way the game works, quit. Play a real game. Get a real life. Interact with real people. Quit whining and thinking that people are going to care about your complaints. Yeah, you really have to wonder why trashdot published this. On second thought, maybe not.

Interview with David Braben

Computer and Video Games posted an interview with David Braben, one of the men responsible for the classic game Elite. He talks about the state of the game industry in general and briefly mentions a new Elite game which they are just starting to work on again. Between Elite and Ultima III, it's surprising that J.t. and I graduated from college. Thanks Blue's News.

J.t.Qbe comments: Of course, you meant to say "between Elite, Ultima III and Michelob."

A.T. Hun comments: I don't clearly remember Michelob having anything to do with it. :)

Thursday, December 26, 2002

WTC Scrap to Become U.S.S. New York

The Navy is looking into using some of the scrap metal from the World Trade Center towers as a part of the U.S.S. New York. The ship will be a San Antonio-class amphibious assault ship and should be ready for deployment in 2007. Hmmm, seems to me I could dream up a couple of good uses for that vessel. Thanks HardOCP.

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