- Sita Sings the Blues. This is a brilliant animated telling of the Ramayana, interwoven with the narrator’s own story. It’s funny, clever, heartbreaking, and utterly utterly charming.
- Bored and want something to play? Rock Paper Shotgun points you to some Dwarf Fortress ultra tutorials. (If you have never played it, Dwarf Fortress is a scary game that takes the Angband style to whole new fortress-building levels. Kiss goodbye to your weekend.).
- Nerf the Cat has found a really cool web comic, based on the goings on in her own server and using screenshots to tell the tale. I think this is great and wish people would do it on my server.
- On the WoW tanking front, Allison Robert wrote a very good article on WoW Insider which sums up the current state of play and how we got here in the first place.
- Tipa@WestKarana lists the things she loves from what she has heard so far about Star Trek Online. You get to recruit, train, and level your own bridge crew? I’m intrigued.
- I’m fascinated by the history of fandom. And Larisa@The Pink Pigtail Inn reminisces here about her experiences as a fanzine editor in the ’80s.
- The Escapist goes Hands-On with the new CoH mission architect. This is the functionality that will let people design their own missions and instances for other players.
- Gamepolitics.com reports on a clever feline way to avoid those annoying EULAs.
- via MTV Multiplayer. A Rabbi (Micah Kelber)who is also a gamer reviews Call of Duty: World at War – it’s an interesting, thoughtful read. But mostly I’m wishing that I’d ever had a gaming Rabbi.
- Muckbeast writes an insightful post about where he thinks questing has both succeeded and failed in MMOs.
Also, if you like puzzle games, World of Goo is available on Steam for $5 at the moment. It has the Spinks seal of approval, I love it. Highly recommended.