April 25th, 2009

This is big news that you’ve probably already heard, but MaxPC gets the link because they’re the one site that I’ve seen properly acknowledge that the next Fallout game will be made, by and large, by the same folks who made the original Fallout game. This is kind of a big deal.

Ah, well. At least it sounds like Dragon Age development is finished except for PC polish and the console port-job. Regardless, Dan Tudge still has the coolest name in the industry.

Though I would have made a couple different component choices, this article did well to illustrate that you can get a solid gaming PC for not a lot of scratch.

Part one of a five-part walk down memory lane that BigDownload ran (walked?) throughout the week. It’s quite a comprehensive look back, they didn’t leave much out. Here’s part two, part three, part four, and part five.

December 31st, 2008

A Pale Blue NoseIt seems that the thing to do at the end of each year on sites like this is to write a series of wrap-ups. Game of The Year, retrospective reports, trends analysis. People also like to make predictions for the impending new year. I really do disdain things like holidays and imposing tradition, and while I honestly have very little sentiment for New Years, I do think it’s appropriate to acknowledge what has happened as long as the world insists on operating cyclically.

But I won’t. In fact, I tried to just now. I got half a dozen items into a list before I scrapped it. Deciding what’s universally important isn’t for me. I’m not sure who it’s for; the real enthusiast press doesn’t do a good job of it either. Much of what they say is very hype-driven, lazy and predictable. I won’t do that, though that may be what people really want.

I’m going to go finish riding the planet around a star now.