I recently read on the Forgotten Realms Wikipedia page that Neverwinter Nights was the first MMORPG (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game) to use graphics. More Wikipedia inaccuracies surely? Neverwinter Nights was released in the early oughts, by then there were multiple MMORPGs running such as Everquest, Ultima Online, Asheron’s Call etc. Also, Neverwinter Nights,… Continue reading Neverwinter Nights, daddy of the Graphical MMORPG?
True to form, a popular youtuber posts an innocent tweet and gets put into a wickerman.
Richard Levinson and William Link are well known for gifting the wonderful character of Lieutenant Colombo to the world. In the 1980s they also gave us touring author and elderly herald of death, Jessica Fletcher in the popular TV show Murder She Wrote. However what you may not know is that a year or two… Continue reading Levinson, Link and their killer cyborg
What was your first car? 1.8k responses on the original post. 5.5k responses on the share? Great. Now I know what your first car was. I also know, from your Facebook profile, what your full name is (thanks Facebook and your real name policy) where you live, (if you’ve entered it, which you probably have)… Continue reading What was your first car? Answer now and suffer the consequences!
I recently picked up a Google Cardboard VR headset, because curiosity. Google sell them on their website for $15, but I grabbed an unbranded copy for £2.50 on eBay. Technically, due to the simple nature of the device you can make one yourself but I can’t be bothered with that and if my paper-craft skills… Continue reading Top 10 Google Cardboard Apps
For countless generations (nobody has tried to count them but it’s theorised there could be as many as two) There has been a long held truth that goes like this, any horror movie series that goes on long enough without a reboot will eventually end up in space. For years this has been disparaged by… Continue reading A Nightmare in Elm Street 9: A Space Nightmare
A man I know likes cords, He wears them every day, I cannot stand they way they feel, But could never bring myself to say. I wish he’d not make me rub them, As he does so with such glee, That I can only believe he knows my fears, And deliberately torments me. If such’s… Continue reading Cords
I’ve had this great idea for a film. Picture this; Gollum, from The Hobbit and that, buys up the remainder of the Keystone cops organisation from some auction or something, probably using money he made selling antiques. He then builds the Cops up again using young bullies and the more bitter class of nerds off… Continue reading Street Battles 2: The Can Opener
As a metadata nerd I’ve been a long time Musicbrainz user. Last night I was trying to tidy up the Severed Heads releases and realised that a lot of the original online references have gone. Sure, the basic facts about many releases are stored by fans on the likes of MusicBrainz.org or Discogs.com, but not… Continue reading The Importance of Storing Metadata in the Digital-only Age
Apparently it’s the 20th anniversary of Windows 95. Love it or hate it (most will say they hate it) it was an important development in home computing. Yes, Apple/Commodore/Xerox et al did it first but they didn’t open up the market the way Microsoft did. In many ways that was what MS always did best;take… Continue reading Happy 20th birthday Windows 95.