Illinois Passes MMO Cancellation Bill – This is long overdue. Companies that make it a huge process to unsubscribe to their games and services should not be allowed to do business ANYWHERE. Illinois passed a bill into law that requires all games to have a “Cancel” button on their website if they want to do business in that state. Having to call in or send a letter via letter was bad but I think it’s equally offensive to go through the arduous process like that which Blizzard forces upon their canceling subscribers. If I don’t want to play your game then your survey and attempt at begging me to stay with promise of a brighter future is asinine. This was all accomplished by a guy who called his Rep… I guess the system does work.
Blizzard will have achievements for StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3 – Via a unified “Blizzard Account” Blizzard plans to take their achievement system in WoW one step further. I see this as nothing but the ultimate ‘carrot on the stick’ and epitome of Blizzard’s lazy autopilot development. Shovelware content at its finest. But hey, it will be polished right?
DVD: Stargate Continuum – Graev and I watched Stargate Continuum on Tuesday. I thought it was great even though I’m slightly disappointed that some of the things I wanted to see were left out. I won’t ruin the plot for you guys but I have to say it needed more Jack and Baal. Watch it.
Paul Barnett’s Top 11 Lessons From Warhammer Online – Definitely worth reading if you find the mmo industry fascinating like I do. Again, Paul is brilliant at what he does. My favorite quote from the whole thing: “…believers are wonderful people. I hire less talented believers over talented heretics every time. Three-star ability with five-star drive is how you want it. The other way around leads you to hell.”