Playing dig’n’fight and…

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…beginning to get myself up there.  Been playing for eons it seems like.  To the left is an edited screen cap of the current ranking page for Dig’n’fight.  I have a long way to go until I reach those heights.  Right now, I just want to pop into the Top 100 some time soon.  Probably take another month.

Feel free to give it a try.  It’s a browser based game so there’s nothing to down load.  You can play it while you do your work on line.  It’s like Dungeon Keeper if you ever played that way back when.

I’m not fat. I’m just big boned!

Wow, I don’t have a video games category.  /me gone to put one in there.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Wii Fit told a 10-year-old she’s fat.  What bothers me though is comments like “Only about 10% of children are truly overweight” when that clearly isn’t true.  The father states that his daughter only weighs “six stone” but that still seems a bit heavy.  Six stone for us Americans is 84 pounds.

Hat tip: Gamespot

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Are you a pirate?

drm-burn-in-hell-729666.jpgI was going to promote Shamus Young‘s webcomic Chainmail Bikini but it appears he’s no longer going to continue it.  Pity.

I will mention though that he has a pair of interesting articles posted about his take on Video Game Piracy and Digital Rights Management that may be of interest.  He even takes a shot at Penny Arcade’s new game,
On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
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I don’t run into the problem of re-registering my games that much.  The computer I have at home is fairly old and most of the games I play came out when DRM hadn’t been created as a anti-piracy program.  I think the newest game I play is Morrowind and that came out in 2002. (I do have Oblivion but I know my system can’t handle the graphics. Maybe in a few years.) I’m still going through the old Dungeon and Dragon’s Gold Box games from way back when and those sit on my flash drive.  I have to type in a CD key when I install something but I don’t mind doing that.

One comment that bothers me is how some folks who have purchased the game have to obtain a crack just to get around the security program.  I had that issue way back when when CD games first came out. (Trying to remember what game it was.  Maybe Pizza Tycoon?) I had a CD burner in that computer at the time and the game saw it and refused to play.

edit: Oh, forgot to mention that Mr. Young also did a Lord of the Rings Photoshop’ed webcomic called DM of the Rings.  It’s finished now but it’s a good read.  I wonder if he’ll start a new one of the Hobbit.

Image from here.

Dungeons And Dragons Co-Creator Dies

Gary Gygax at Gen Con 2007 Image taken by Alan De Smet. The photograph is multi-licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 and 3.0 licenses.Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away. He and Dave Arneson developed the game in 1974. He is survived by his wife and six children. His death was the result of long-declining health conditions. He will be missed.

Gary Gygax, Dungeons & Dragons creator, dies. (CNN)

Discovered from here.

Tales of Magic

TalesofMagic_teaser.jpgPlaying a new game.  Feel free to give it a try.  Still trying to figure it out.  You play a mage on do research and go on adventures.  It’s still early so you can get a pretty good sized jump on the game.

Here’s a description grabbed from the RedMoon site:

Tales of Magic
The biggest sorcerer´s school on the web has opened! The player learns magical spells, attack other sorcerers with fireballs or frost attacks and battle zombies and dragons!
Become the strongest sorcerer of all time! Come to Tales Of Magic!

Tales of Magic

Download Dungeon Magazine

To go along with my two previous posts about Downloading Dragon Magazine and Downloading Dragon Magazine – Part #2, here’s a list of Dungeon Magazine to download.  These aren’t mine and I didn’t gather them.  I just found them.

The list is missing some issues. I’ll come back and post them later on when I find them.

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