I hosed the link on this submisison - it's supposed to be http://deadpanic.com/failure/
Making a triple-A console game costs millions of dollars, but independent developers have to think on a much smaller scale. If you're willing to do things the indie way you can create your own game for under ten thousand dollars. These are the resources I used to do exactly that.
The LOTR strategy games were good - inclduing War of the Ring, which you can get for supercheap, and Battle for Middle Earth 1/2.
Action-wise, Return of the King is also fun for co-op play on consoles. My wife and I played it through twice.
Yeah, but the "buy total shit because it's homemade" argument is dead in the water. Should you subsidize inferior, inefficient products with your pocketbook? No, and no economist would tell you to.
"Buy American" is patriotic-sounding, but wrong. Punishing buggywhip businesses that is darwinian, and - long term - better for the economy.
The cost of the fuel is reflected in the price of the product - if it makes economic sense to buy CFLs, it makes environmental sense too.
Yeah, I find it hard to believe. If the economics work, then the envronment aspects (probably) work out too.
If $10 worth CFLs can certainly save you more then $10 worth of electricity; but the OP think it costs more than $10 worth of oil to ship it here? If true, then they're loosing money on each shipment.
In short.. bullshit.