On Two Calendars

A bit more than a year ago, I was anxiously anticipating the Lord of the Rings video game, The White Council. An open-ending role-playing game, along the line of Morrowind, The White Council would have put gamers in the role of a character in the period a few decades prior to The Lord of theContinue reading “On Two Calendars”

On Retailing Comic Books and Video Games

I like to stay up on what’s going on in the comic book industry. Chalk it up to curiosity — in my college days I routinely spent forty to sixty dollars a week on comics, and my first job after high school was working in a comic book store. So once or twice a weekContinue reading “On Retailing Comic Books and Video Games”

On EB Games and Robberies

I sometimes read Kotaku, a video game news blog. I know, it’s surprising — I can’t tell you the last time I turned on my XBox, yet I still stay somewhat informed of goings-on in the game industry. This headline shocked me. GameStop Manager Killed During Robbery. The facts are these. An armed robber enteredContinue reading “On EB Games and Robberies”

On a NetHack Wiki

There’s a NetHack Wiki. I’m still wrapping my mind around this. There’s a NetHack Wiki. A NetHack! Wiki! I never really got into NetHack. Hack, yes. Hack 1.0.3 was a close friend during high school and college. Angband? Well, I’ve got a couple of different versions on my computer, but I’ve never spent any realContinue reading “On a NetHack Wiki”