Columnist Resurrected: The Ninth Circle


It’s a slow news weekend, so here’s some more goodness from the columnist archives. Eleven more installments of The Ninth Circle”>Lorelorn’s The Ninth Circle. All were originally published in 2004, and even if you don’t want Diablo II discussion from back then, you owe it to your brain to check out the five installments of Lorelorn’s Reading Room. In that series of columns makes recommendations of the best contemporary offerings in fantasy, science fiction, speculative fiction, and history, along with a fifth column of reader feedback and additional recommendations. I’ve not read everything on his list, but I agree with Lorelorn on almost everything he says is worth reading in the various categories. Plus I’ve got a long flight to and from a tropical vacation coming up in a couple of months, and a big list of book recommendations couldn’t have come at a much better time.

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  1. The PC platform isn’t dying, the developers are trying to kill it.

    There is this conception that since high-end PCs have better graphics than consoles, you should only make extreme graphics games for PC. This leads to failures like Crysis which nobody can run and therefore nobody buys.

    Dear developers: there are ten times more PCs in the world than consoles. Sure, most are laptops and obsolete Pentium IV desktops but SOME developers are clever enough to make games that run on those and not just on 9800 SLI rigs (ie. WoW) and they are insanely popular. Consoles can’t DREAM about 10M PAYING subscribers.

    Face it, adults don’t buy consoles.

    Of course, developing for consoles is easy because their audience consists of kids who’ll gobble up your product as long as it has more realistic blood and a shotgun that shoots tiny nukes, and don’t care about gameplay or quality.

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