Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I don't normally link to short stories, but I will to The Last Question by Isaac Asimov because I really liked it. It is a story about Humanitie's relationship with the universe's eventual state of entropy. It was published in 1956 which was a year before Sputnik and the year that IBM announced their first hard disk storage unit. Yet the story being written in a time when electronics used a lot of vacuum tubes, it is still very reliant and doesn't feel dated.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I bought Crusader Kings II hoping for a game that was slightly more complex than Risk and slightly less complex than any of the Total War series as I always struggle with the simulated battlefields (mainly I don't have the patients for that kind of battle). But what I got was a game that is so insanely complex that I find it impenetrable. I might give it another go in a few weeks, but at the moment I find the whole relationship structure of the game to be very difficult. But while reading up on the game I found out about the Game Of Throne Mod which if you like the TV series will probably have instant appeal to you.