Movies are NOT Real Life

Either are video games. I have noticed this has been a challenge for some progressive reviewers of movies recently. That is too broad of a statement. Let me rephrase. This is the challenge with progressives as reviewers who can’t divorce make believe from reality. Society seems to already be struggling with facts vs feelings but…

Green is Live

Project 1999 launches its “piece de resistance” today and I just checked and it is currently up and running with 1750 players currently on the Green Server (there are 500 still sticking around on Blue). I did hum and hah about it but have decided to play a Shaman on the server. At least to…

Joker (2019)

I have made a few posts here fully mobile, and will link them when I get to a proper computer. I am drinking a beautiful, by a fire, smoking a Monte Cristo #5 while pretty sick. This has no bearing on this post. Except the mobile part. I just watched Joker. Obviously, no spoilers here.…

The Boys (Amazon Prime)

This original series starts off as anything but, well, original. Familiar looking and homogeneously named super folk start off doing heroic deeds. Within ten minutes you quickly realize this isn’t your typical superhero story. And by the end of the second episode you are dealt a healthy, fun does of WTF. I really enjoyed this…

Going Green

It’s hard to believe as Everquest hit it’s 20th anniversary that Project 1999 – the Daybreak “approved” emulation server that is locked in the Velious expansion for eternity – is getting a new server. Project 1999 already has a RED server (For PVP, essentially dead and with XP bonuses) and the BLUE server – which…

On Community

I am away for the first two weeks of every August. I go back to my home town to teach at a hockey camp. We rent a cottage, generally have crappy wifi, and spend mornings and early afternoons at the rink and late afternoons and evenings on the lake. I grew up in beautiful Cottage…

Player Designed Constructs : By Necessity

Yes, still playing Project 1999 pretty much exclusively. Yes, still completely bonkers. Thank you. I wanted to explore the concept a bit of how players substitute missing game features by using what is available to them, and particularly, how this builds social bonds. Specifically the entire guild in Project 1999 called “Dial A Port”. Realizing…

I Buy IHASPC

I get odd requests here and there to put linkable infographics, promote products, etc. Of course I never do that (unless I actually like and use the product, and even then I don’t respond to the request I just continue on my merry way. This one was interesting to me – because I had made…