I'm still too sick to put thoughts together. So is whoever wrote this, but it's hilarious:
ME Jeremy Slater. You know, the awesome screenwriter. I'm a big fan of your work, by the way. Especially the way you directed Jurassic Park. And that other one...what was it called? Snakes on a Something. Bus? Plane? Plane, right?
I don't know if I want to live in a world where the University of Oregon Ducks are a sports powerhouse.
I grew up in Eugene and outside Myrtle Point, Oregon. My father taught at the U of O. The official sports slogan I remember was "Go Big Green!", but the usual local usage was more commonly "Go Little Yellow!" as the basketball teams generally didn't reach .500 playing at Mac Court ("Pack the Pit!") and the football teams didn't play a bowl game between 1963 and 1989. The one thing I remember the U of O being somewhat successful at was track and field. We watched "Pre" run fourth at the 1972 Olympics.
There was a certain rightness to the world when the U of O and OSU fought for the bottom every year.
Microsoft has jumped onto the free-to-play bandwagon with its latest game, a text-driven adventure called Visual Studio 2010. The innovative new game marries the traditional interactive fiction text adventure with its arcane commands and exploration with the free-form, open-ended gaming pioneered by the likes of SimCity.
There are two major modes to the game, a textual spell-casting game, and a more complex interactive puzzle mode.
Play starts with the spell game. The game has three difficulty modes. In the two easiestmodes Visual Studio questers must cast spells to appease a malevolent gatekeeper known only as "the compiler," combining the text adventuring of Zork with the wizardy and magic of Loom. If the player's spell contains even a single faulty incantation, the compiler will respond with a torrent of abuse and spells of its own; the player must piece together clues contained within compiler's response to determine how they went wrong.