Mar 20, 2001 Submitted by Trixter (8729)
Internal network is up and running, machines unpacked and repaired, all systems go. I'm back, and with an approval vengence. And just in time, too, because we've got some big changes coming soon that will no doubt cause a lot of you to do a double-take the first time you notice them. You won't be disappointed.
On a completely unrelated note, I just now learned (months late) that FASA is throwing in the towel. FASA is, of course, responsible for the BattleTech/Mechwarrior pen-and-paper game universe, and the resulting computer games licensees we know and love. I cut my teeth on pen-and-paper gamng like Dungeons & Dragons and Gamma World, and the original Mechwarrior is probably one of the top ten games responsible for Brian and I creating MobyGames in the first place.
I'm sad to see FASA go -- and yet it can be argued that computer games were primarily responsible for the P&P market dying way down and becoming unprofitable. They're selling all assets and intellectual property to Wiz Kids, so here's hoping Wiz Kids will do the series proper. Until April 1st, they're still in business and selling their inventory, so move your ass on over there if you want to pick up what you can while you can.