December 2003

Why didn’t we think of this before!

From Gamespot, this commentator wants to know why we haven’t designed a PvP MMO with player justice and permadeath yet.

If an MMORPG were designed to include well-implemented permadeath, player versus player, justice, skill, combat, out-of-combat, and building systems, it could jump-start the entire genre.

If an MMORPG were designed to include well-implemented ponies, I could have a pony. Why can’t I have a pony?

RotK: Romance of the Three Kingdoms? Really On about the Kids?

So we all saw Return of the King yesterday. Really, really awe-inspiring, in every sense of the word. It made me want to go out and kill orcs. Or failing that write games where you can marry elves. Or something.

Seriously, I don’t think it was QUITE the penultimate expression of Western literature that some folks are saying, but it was a pretty rollicking good movie. Tolkien’s epic has always been seen as completely impossible to put to film, and Peter Jackson effectively put the lie to it. So is it as good a movie as, say, Casablanca or Godfather? Nah. But it was good.

So the night before I saw Kill Bill 1 finally. Um, lots of blood in that one. Lots of limbs flying everywhere. And oddly not much Bill being Killed.


So Saddam Hussein was apparently captured by Patrick Swayze. WOLVERINES!

In the hinterlands of Amerika, the Great Soviet Occupation Forces celebrate the news by ordering a Bolshy Mahk with “cheez”.

In other news, hopefully this blog won’t spontaneously self-destruct any more. (Yes, it was probably a subtle hint.)