Lately I have been playing way too much World of Warcraft. Like a lot of people, I abandoned the game a few months after Warlords of Draenor was released in November 2014. But Legion has made the game fun again, and I’ve been logging 50-60 hours a week in-game.
Anyway, ran across SimpleArmory.Com which, as its name suggests, is a simplified version of Blizzard’s WoW Armory. It has all the same information, just presented with a much more accessible design.
The one thing SimpleArmory adds is that if you click on any achievement, missing collectable, etc., the site will redirect you to the WoWhead.com entry for that particular piece of content.
Michael Vincent Bramley is a good example of what happens when content farms need words and clicks more than they need coherent thought. Writing about “5 Secret Feminist Easter Eggs You Didn’t Notice in ‘Portal’,” Bramley typed,
Amidst the killer robots and hyper-masculine scientists is a clever exploration of a woman’s struggle in a male-dominated culture, and we’re not just saying that because your only weapon is a gun that shoots vagina metaphors.
This really tells us more about Bramley than the game. Sometimes, a portal is just a portal.
Excellent parody from The Onion on the video game violence debate.
Someone’s making a SHMUP based on (released in West as Star Fleet).
I’d never heard of Gemstone IV until The Professor did an excellent introduction to it at the Tolarian Community College YouTube channel. Who knew there were still MUDs around. According to Wikipedia, this thing goes back to freaking GEnie in 1988. Holy crap, GEnie.
The Internet Archive is busy making available early software, like this Micro Habitats Construction Kit for the Apple II from 1984. The interesting thing is that these sorts of games are being preserved only because someone is taking the time to crack the copy protection on them.