Sci-Fi.com (US) are so cool. The intro to Season Four of one of telly's greatest ever creations, Battlestar Galactica, is going to be broadcast online as a premiere, with a DVD print following very fast (some reports say on the same day, others December 4th). Pretty sure no-one's ever done this before.
The special two-hour episode "Razor", which will serve as a backdrop for the events of season four of Battlestar Galactica, tells the story of Lee Adama's first mission as the commander of the battlestar Pegasus
— and the harrowing tale of that ship's desperate fight for survival in
the immediate aftermath of the Cylon's genocidal siege of the Twelve
November 24th, 9pm Eastern. Tricky, that's 2am in London; how do you set the video to record something off the web, eh? I guess that's called Bittorrent. Meanwhile, see the trailer here. (No embedding, boo.)
Engage in MASSIVE .. 16-player .. space battles. 16 players! Overwhelming! But, affectionate teasing aside, it seems to be made by Sierra Online, and I'm downloading it now to have a look. They shipped it on time, as well.
"If you're a parent, I would be much less concerned about things like
online predators or violence, than I would be about the conflation
between consumption and consumerism and citizenship (in virtual
worlds). Because our kids are being taught that to be a good citizen of
this world you got to buy the right stuff," Thomas said during the
panel, which was being simulcast via video over the Internet.
Phantom Hourglass is completely pwning me. I am getting so lame in my old age. I'm stuck in the second (or is it third) dungeon now; done all the gem shards, and I'm on the top floor in front of the door with the second spirit logo on it, with no idea what to do next. This is the sort of time you wish you had a handy 8-year-old around to complete your humiliation by showing you what to do.
Meanwhile, in the WoW world, I'm rediscovering my lvl 60 orc warlock; can't remember how to operate a warlock at all, after 14 months of running a damage mage around. All her gear is unfashionably out of date. I feel like a twink who's bought a lvl 60 off eBay.
This weekend is supposed to be Sorting The Tax Return weekend, which probably means a lot of time in Azeroth. I wonder what would happen if game mechanics were applied to tax returns..