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Opus the Penguin Retired 218

garylian writes "Berkeley Breathed has announced that he has drawn the final comic containing the greatest penguin ever, Opus. The author is now going to write children's books. For those of you in your mid-30s and older, you remember Bloom County as a staple of the comic pages in a similar time frame as Calvin & Hobbes, and that time was probably the greatest the daily/Sunday comics have ever known. From running for the vice presidency to impersonating Michael Jackson, from gracing a ton of t-shirts to being one of the weirdest stuffed animals ever, from rocking in a heavy metal band 'Billy and the Boingers' to cleaning up Bill's hair balls, Opus was perfect for that time. And Bloom County would have been perfect during the Bush 2 years. Now, I'm going to pull out all my old Bloom County books and read them. After I dig through some boxes and find my old Opus dolls. I wonder what my kids are going to think of them."
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - PC Gaming is Dead! Long Live PC Gaming! (

Vigile writes: "We've all heard id Software and Epic Games claim that development of PC-only games is dead and that consoles are going to be the platform of the future. It's all been said before, but this time it seems the idea is holding more ground than it used to. What is left for the PC to survive as a viable gaming platform? A good editorial on the subject explores the ideas of development cost, gaming genres that just don't work on a console and game mods to defend PC gaming."

A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill