How Low has the Gaming Industry Sunk???

Are you kidding me? A friend is on a business trip in China, and we spent a few hours looking for a multi-player game to play. We ended up playing an old-school game called Transport Tycoon (actually we played a clone of it). Some of you may remember the good old days of 1995 when this game was popular (15 years ago). Well, i click on the find server button looking for a multi-player game and hundreds of results came up!!!!!!!!! Lets think for a minute… Hundreds of servers dedicated to playing a multi-player strategy game that died in the mid 90’s? Playing on a public server, players were joining and leaving, some were just spectating, but they were real players… I had to create a password server so my friend and I could have a chance to play this ancient game with a crappy interface without the sever pausing every time a new player joined.

HELLO GAMING COMPANIES… YES YOU… YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND YOU KNOW THE REASON THAT PEOPLE ARE PISSED AT YOU. Your obscene attempts of large-production high-priced games that don’t meet the demands of gamers all in some xenophobic attitude driven by your ‘Im a game developer’ mentality is shooting you in the foot. You are missing the point, and for some crappy clone game to be made in 1995 to have more personal servers than many of the games currently available is a shame and humiliation that should be taken in stride while making direction changes.

But in the meantime, while we have no good alternatives, you should check out the OpenTTD clone and play it up. It is an old style interface, but this clone has actually made some excellent improvements over the original game. I played it on linux, but I believe that there is a windows and mac version.

Excellent Song – Jason Mraz – Plane

Well, it has been out for quite some time. I just enjoy to listen to this song.

“Plane”

Drain the veins in my head
Clean out the reds in my eyes to get by security lines
Dear x-ray machine
Pretend you don’t know me so well
I wont tell if you lied
Cry, cause the droughts been brought up
Drinkin’ cause you’re lookin so good in your starbucks cup
I complain for the company that I keep
The windows for sleeping rearrange
And I’m nobody
Well who’s laughing now

I’m leaving your town again
And I’m over the ground that you’ve been spinning
And I’m up in the air said baby hell yeah
Well honey I can see your house from here
If the plane goes down, damn
I’ll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn

Damn, I should be so lucky
Even only 24 hours under your touch
You know I need you so much
I cannot wait to call you
And tell you that I landed somewhere
And hand you a square of the airport
And walk you through the maze of the map
That I’m gazing at
Gracefully unnamed and feeling guilty for the luck
And the look that you gave me
You make me somebody
Ain’t nobody knows me
Not even me can see it, yet I bet I’m

I’m leaving your town again love
But I’m over the ground that you’ve been spinning
And I’m up in the air, said baby hell yeah
Oh honey I can see your house from here
If the plane goes down, damn
I’ll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn

You keep me high minded
You get me high

Flax seeds, well they tear me open
And supposedly you can crawl right through me
Taste these teeth please
And undress me from these sweaters better hurry
Cause I’m keeping upward bound now
Oh maybe I’ll build my house on your cloud
Here I’m tumbling for you
Stumbling through the work that I have to do
Don’t mean to harm you

By leaving your town again love
But I’m over the ground that you’ve been spinning
But I’m up in the air, said baby hell yeah
Oh honey I can see your house from here
If the plane goes down, damn
I’ll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn
I’ll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn
Well I’ll remember where the love was found
If the plane goes down, damn

Who do you
Think you are, are, are, are
To keep me so oh cold, cold
You keep me high minded
You keep me high minded

You get me high minded
You get me high