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Comment: Re:But unfortunately... (Score 1) 189

by Minigun_Fiend (#30830730) Attached to: Looking Back At <em>Dungeons &amp; Dragons</em>
I started a board game society at my university at the beginning of this academic year and we had some not-inconsiderable interest in D so I - having never played it myself - was obliged to support someone to DM a few games and see how it went. A few months later and our party has grown to 11 people, plus DM, who meet up once a week (as well as again the next evening for board games) to play an ongoing 3.5 campaign with inventive scenarios and some really, really great roleplaying - the kind of D&D sessions which I imagine we'll still be talking about years later. We've also got several other people interested in joining in for the next story arc, a couple of people wanting to DM their own D&D games, and we're in the process of starting a new GURPS campaign to run alongside. Certainly D&D probably isn't as popular as it used to be, but I really have to take issue with the idea that 'few people born after 1990' would be interested - if anything it's one of our biggest membership pulls. There are so many people out there who, like me, have never tried it but - despite any bad press they've heard (mostly to do with uber-geeks; you know the kind) - really would like to try. They just need a gentle nudge in the direction of a group who's willing to have them.

Comment: Re:Kills it (Score 1) 258

by Minigun_Fiend (#29625323) Attached to: PSP Go Debuts, Disappoints

Translation: they killed the PSP.

Although Sony have said that the PSP Go is intended to co-exist alongside the other, older PSP with UMD support. They're targeted at different markets.

Sure, the market Sony have targeted with the PSP Go is practically non-existent and I can't deny that it's a wholly stupid manoeuvre, but it certainly isn't a case of 'killing' the PSP. It's just the the PSP Go was stillborn.

Social Networks

Twitter Offline Due To DDoS 398

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the hate-when-that-happens dept.
The elusive Precision dropped a submission in my lap about a DDoS taking down Twitter running on CNet. It's been down for several hours, no doubt wreaking havoc on the latest hawtness in social networking. Won't someone please think of the tweeters? Word is that both Facebook & LiveJournal have been having problems this AM as well.

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