Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sad Times Indeed....

The cancellation of gaming icons Dungeon Magazine and Dragon Magazine caused a bit of an uproar in the RPG community, but their demise was just the beginning. (I know they aren't officially gone, but moved to digital format. Since I refuse to subscribe to the farce that is DDI they are gone to me.) Inquest was another gaming magazine that got the axe. Now it seems that Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of my favorite video game magazines has been canceled recently and Scrye magazine will end in April.

The section of the magazine rack, small though it was, where gamers could find periodicals related to their interest has pretty much become non-existent. Sure there are a few video game magazines remaining for now, but I fear those too will soon be replaced by hunting and NASCAR magazines or another Cosmo clone. It seems that gamers and geeks will have to rely on the internet from now on.

I've expressed my disappointment over the death of print media for the past few years and though I am not a huge fan of pdf periodicals, however I do readily admit that some are quite good, it seems that's all we have left. It's a sad thing to see an industry with loyal fans die, but in these tough economic times I suppose ours is only the first of many.

On a side note I plan to have my completed review of Hollow Earth Expedition up next week. It seems that my life revolves around work, research projects and papers of late. There simply isn't enough hours in the day or days in the week to get everything done.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Battlestar Galactica

If you haven't been keeping up with the current episodes of BSG you are missing out on some of the best episodes in the series.
So far we've seen the Prez and Adama consummate their relationship, the Cylons join the fleet, Starbuck burn her own dead body, and a mutiny that dethroned Adama. I hope the creators don't drop the ball as the series comes to an end, but if the first few episodes for this, the final "season", are any indication the series will go out with a bang. The series is getting so good that it is on the verge of knocking Firefly out of the #1 spot of my all time favorite shows.
If you missed this seasons episodes, check them out on HULU.