Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2011 5:00am PST Oh, hello there. I didn't hear you knock, Internet. Sit, sit. I've been on holiday since Crimble, getting high on life and a mysterious elixir I found in a bucket round the back of Tesco in Tooting. Tingly! Now, it's back down the video games mine to pry gleaming chunks of glee from the gameface for your delight, education and amusement.

Is geek culture mainstream and what does that mean for geeks? A chap by the name of Patton Oswalt has written for Wired that geek culture must be destroyed to save it. I might suggest that what he seeks still exists, unknown to him, and would argue that geek culture must be destroyed to save us all but I'm like that. Still, I found it an interesting read, especially as I had only known Oswalt for 'King of Queens.'

I'm home, you wonderful little darlings.

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  • Cthulhu Saves the World sales numbers are out!
    day - purchases/trials (conversion rate)
    - 12/30 - 897/1927 (46.55%)
    - 12/31 - 1090/3469 (31.42%)
    - 1/1 - 642/1942 (33.06%)
    - Total = 2629/7338 (35.82%)

    2629 copies sold in three days. Not bad. Not bad at all. Especially since it has a couple of things against it (such as being on the Xbox Live Indie channel and being a $3 game). I'm impressed that over 7000 people have managed to find it so quickly, but it has been getting a fair amount of publicity (all things considered).

    If you haven't given it a shot yet (and you have a 360), grab the demo! It's a super fun, humorous, and well done parody RPG.