On Sousaphone Hero

We’ve all heard of Guitar Hero. At least, if we’re into video games, we’ve heard of Guitar Hero. It’s a game, comes with a guitar-shaped controller, and depending on how well you work your axe determines your score. I don’t recommend anyone pull a Pete Townsend with a Guitar Hero controller. I’m just saying. Well,Continue reading “On Sousaphone Hero”

On Future Lord of the Rings Games

EA Games has extended their license to create video and computer games based on The Lord of the Rings through 2008. A new game is in development for release in 2008, though no details have been released. The fate of Lord of the Rings: The White Council, a role-playing game set a few decades beforeContinue reading “On Future Lord of the Rings Games”

On a Pointless Quest

And there was much rejoicing! I found a Windows binary for PernAngband! Okay, okay. Most of you reading this are probably saying to yourself, “Huh? Wha? Who?” PernAngband. There’s a computer game called Angband. It’s a text-based dungeon crawl, a Rogue-like game similar to Hack and NetHack, a descendant of Rogue and Moria. Where HackContinue reading “On a Pointless Quest”

On Revisiting The Third Age

My recent musings on EA’s video game Lord of the Rings: The White Council and its possible cancellation put me in a Tolkien gaming mood. I wanted to play a Lord of the Rings video game, I wanted to mercilessly kill Orc after Orc, but which game to play? I settled on The Third Age,Continue reading “On Revisiting The Third Age”

On Lord of the Rings: The White Council

From about the time Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring released in theaters in December 2001 until about the time Lord of the Rings: Return of the King had its extended edition DVD release I visited TheOneRing.net at least once a day. Maybe for the latest rumor on the films, maybe for the latestContinue reading “On Lord of the Rings: The White Council”