There was a series of games I played many years ago. In these games, I was injected into a world where giant robotic machines cut lumbering, awe-inspiring paths of destruction through cities and each other. That was the universe of BattleTech and the MechWarrior game series, and it was good.
Unfortunately, the MechWarrior series came to an end some years ago- the last “real” MechWarrior game was MechWarrior 4, which came out in the 2002 timeframe. The good news: a new MechWarrior game is coming sometime in the next couple of years. And if the video (see below) is any indication, the makers of this “reboot” understand at least a little about what made MechWarrior fun.
My Mom is a pretty smart lady. She grew up during the great depression, served overseas in the Second World War rising to the rank of Sergeant Major. She raised six kids, several of us largely as a single mom on a small salary. Thanks to her, we all turned out pretty well.
Microsoft is giving clearer and clearer signs that they really “get” the frustration and pain their complex and sometimes buggy software causes. Their error reporting features within Windows XP have allowed Microsoft to reduce system problems significantly. But what’s next?
I am far from being a “trendy” kind of guy. I tend to be either ahead or behind the curve in terms of whats cool and whats not.
Case in point: I had my first “website” before the Internet existed…okay, it was a BBS, but it was up and running in 1980. Arguably it was a blog, since I posted opinion pieces, and it was as close to the ‘web’ as you could get in 1980. And it had a forum of sorts. I was 16 at the time, and in those days no one except a real loser had a computer.