A post on Planet Romero
points out that
yesterday was the tenth birthday of Spear of Destiny, the Wolfenstein game that
was sold in retail stores. The Romero offers a few thoughts about the game,
including how the failure to emphasize that it was a Wolfenstein game probably
hurt its sales. On another anniversary-related note, this
and a note on the Ultima Online
(thanks Ultima Online Deutschland
points out that we are also now coming upon the fifth anniversary of Origin's
MMORPG. It's probably due to the several generations of software and hardware
updates in between the two games that makes SoD seem older and UO seem newer
than that. Anyway, if you feel like celebrating, a little poking around lead me
to 3D Gamers' Spear of Destiny
where you can still download the demo, if you can get the DOS-based
program to run (it won't hurt too much to try, it's only a 720 KB download).
Likewise, if you want to celebrate UO's anniversary, The Ultima Online
) is now
offering the opportunity to purchase pre-advanced characters, allowing you to
become a veteran without actually playing (which seems a little messed up, no?).
Well, this is a bit awkward. Forum regular Snide has posted a Bluesnews Paypal Link Petition.
This is not how I would have handled getting feedback on this sort of
proposal, but since he cared enough to go to the trouble to post it, the least I
can do is link it here and take a look at the results.