April 23rd, 2009

Brainiac

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Once again, Eurogamer shows why it's the God-King of review sites.

Repetitive? Yes. Dull? Yes, if you're the type of person who thinks all games are dull unless they feature 19 kinds of gun, monsters who look like they're made of genitals and a driving bit. If you prefer pretty, soothing, comforting gaming experiences, Little King's Story will hook you in like a lullaby sung by an angel who breathes morphine. The real world will slip gently away, and nothing will matter to you but hats and cows and lumberjacks, and not until someone comes in and says "It's Tuesday" will you realise anything else exists.
Urban

More History Gone

Another bit of web history's going to go.

Yahoo!'s going to close GeoCities.

I remember setting up a GeoCities account with Fez, long before the bangborging0. '94 maybe? No later than '96. A place to dump character info for the old, old unmoderated HTML chats over at the White Wolf site; chats I only ever knew by IP address because that way you didn't have to deal with the fuck-ugly frameset. First website I ever had. I ignored it soon afterwards, of course. Got myself something useless on FortuneCity in 97 or so, xoom in 99, then on to Tripod around 2001? All of this is ancient history now, but for a long time GeoCities was the premier place to go if you wanted a homepage.

And now Yahoo!'s sticking the knife in nice and quietly.

But I'll still miss goatse being where it should more.

0: So called because Yahoo! ends with an exclamation mark and they went through a period of buying out decentish free web services and making them shit.