Well, in the three days since I attempted to pinpoint the annual summer slowdown
in gaming news, we've had the announcement of development of Fallout 3 and the
announcement that DOOM 3 is gold. Certainly doesn't diminish the arguments that
some make about sequel-mania, but it sure isn't a slowdown. This sure supports
what I said at the time: "as soon as you think you've picked up all the patterns
around here they will change on you."
Unfortunately, as you may have noticed, the big news kind of knocked us offline.
We weren't Slashdotted, but we were FARK
(if you're going to FARK
me, at least take me
to dinner first). I need to see what can be done to bolster the site against
such fortuitous linking turning out to be a problem in the future, but in the
meantime, a HUGE thank you to Frans
for working on temporary solutions to help
keep things running for the moment, which is why you are able to read this. It's
quite possible that some scripted elements of the site such as the news archive
may be broken for all or part of today as a result, but the forums are still
working, and responding properly once more.