Morning Discussion

by Alice O'Connor, May 07, 2009 7:00am PDT

3D Realms. Wow. Practically every other game I played when I first got into video games was a 3D Realms title, so they're an intrinsic part of PC gaming as I know it. Surreal.

In sunnier news, I'm excited about the upcoming StarCraft 2 beta. Nick badgered me into playing StarCraft recently and it seems we've finally found a game he's better at than me. Hopefully SC2's changes throw him off enough for me to win at least one round.

  • So I guess Microsoft has been trying a desperate game of catch-up in social media by integrating services into their Windows Live Spaces. The only problem is I didn't realize they take your MSN Messenger status changes and throw it into your profile's feed ala Facebook. My mother, who isn't in my Messenger list, has for months been exposed to whatever ridiculous TV/movie quotes I always change my status to (that I expect about two dozen friends to read.)

    Today I get an email from her:

    I don't know what is going on but I keep getting these notes that I think you are writing. ex: Derek: "Listen you beautiful bitch I'm about to fuck you up with some truth". Is this you writing like this?

    It seems the Kenny Powers hasn't quite hit critical mass. Other recent snippets directed to her MSN dashboard:

    I'm cuddly, bitch, deal with it.
    noteworthy trick of conveying real love for kids while talking about eating cocaine for breakfast
    Some women like men, some are lesbians... Femiden toothpaste.
    Your back is going to look like a Jackson Pollock.

    So to save future possible embarrassment, I suggest you peeps changed your Live permissions...