Here are a few tidbits that caught my attention for one reason or another this week:
- “You have to admit, that’s quite a smart way to keep the numbers of Jedi limited.” – Spinks, SWTOR: Jedi, Jedi Everywhere (and all the stars did sink), Spinksville.
- “Who wouldn’t want want to fly around space in a cube?” – Werit, STO’s Next Faction, Werit’s Blog. [Bronte: Who indeed? RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!]
- “(Somebody find an MMORPG that charges more than $14.99 a month please.)” – Willhelm2451, Lawsuit – WoW Isn’t Easy Enough, The Ancient Gaming Noob. [Bronte: I tried searching for five minutes. Oddly enough I couldn't find anything!]
- “Seriously, how dare the designers allow such an atrocity. That’s like letting a kindergartner hit the square block through the round hole.” – iTZKooPA, You Learn Something New Everyday, Project Lore. [Bronte: Wait, you can't put the square block through the circle? WHAAAAT?"]
- “The Alganon team has been working hard lately, taking the servers down more frequently to patch and update, which should help to minimize problems at launch.” – Rubi Bayer, Alganon’s State of the Game address, Massively. [Bronte: This should be... fun.]
- “Lore in our games is the essential connective tissue that holds the illusion together.” – Julian, Why lore matters, Kill Ten Rats.
I came across this interesting piece of news in InformationWeek.
New York state authorities may use gaming platforms such as the Xbox, PlayStation or Wii to inform citizens about natural or man-made catastrophes. State officials are currently testing the system on the Xbox 360, claiming that youth spend more time with gaming consoles these days than with television or radio. The later are the traditional mediums for disaster information dissemination.
On paper it seems like a sound strategy. I can’t help but wonder what is next in the incessant evolution of consoles: ‘Insert foot in this compartment for a pedicure’? ‘Place dirty laundry in the disc tray’?