In our feature story about Louisville company NetDevil's attempt to fuse the magic of World of Warcraft and LEGO into a massive multiplayer online game called LEGO Universe (slated to be released next month), we looked at how respecting "the sacred language of LEGO" added extra challenges for ... More >>
In the pantheon of video games, Leeroy Jenkins is a legend. Leeroy, the World of Warcraft character of mild-mannered Lafayette native Ben Schulz, shot to stardom thanks to a 2006 YouTube clip (seen below). His gaming fame earned Leeroy a Howard Stern reference, a mention on Jeopardy and a sp ... More >>
Rodriguez onstage at Ignite Boulder 7 Our featured Twit this week goes by the handle @pugofwar on Twitter, and Ef Rodriguez most other places. When he's not busy blogging (on his own blog and for the Huffington Post), he can be found playing World of Warcraft, organizing events such as Boco.m ... More >>
As we noted in this week's cover story, Louisville game developer NetDevil is hoping to hit the big time with a family-friendly version of World of Warcraft thanks to its upcoming game, LEGO Universe. Most of the game's development has been hush-hush, though the company released the first official ... More >>
Mark MangerA LEGO Westword, created by Duane Hessâ€‹ The idea was so delightful we had to give it a shot: For this week's cover story, which details how local video game developer NetDevil is creating a LEGO version of World of Warcraft with the game LEGO Universe, why not transform Westword's signa ... More >>
Still no flying car, but I've got something betterAll too often, people get so hung up on the fantastic future we didn't get that they can't focus on the even-crazier one we did. You know the complaints: "Where's my flying car? Why can't I live forever? When do I get to visit the moon?" But f ... More >>
At first, handing out lame treats on Halloween seems like a victimless crime. Kids are already getting bags of candy as it is, so what's the harm with one fewer awesome treat. Part of the harm is that they're not the victim, really--you are. You, your house, your cars, your trees, your pe ... More >>
Nan Desu Kan brings the best of anime alive.
A pair of Hollywood studios said this week that Sam Raimi (of Spider-Man fame) will direct a live-action movie based on the online video game, World of Warcraft, and we can only hope there will be part, even a small one, for our old friend, Leeroy Jenkins. Jenkins, of course, is the character creat ... More >>
From ColoradoMethProject.org Tweet a request for fake anti-meth slogans and ye shall receive. Earlier today, we posted a blog offering alternative slogans for the fledgling Colorado Meth Project's new ad campaign. The ads are aimed at teenagers and feature gritty images aside such slogans as, "No o ... More >>
The nature of print media is strange these days. Pages shrivel and shrink, then disappearÂ altogether, while paid positions dry up like teens on Proactiv, resulting in a frenzied scramble toward writers and editors doing more with less, pissed off at their frozen salaries yet unable to bitch about i ... More >>
Just when the world seems in capable hands with the election of Barack Obama, some disquieting news comes out: The president-elect has hired a disciple of Leeroy Jenkins, the wacko who gained global fame by running beserk in the online game World of Warcraft. (To learn about the mild- ... More >>
Letters from the week of October 2, 2008
Two Worlds sends next-gen RPGs back to the Dark Ages.
Brooktown High takes you under the bleachers.
MySpace can be soul-sucking, but it has its upsides.
From the week of 3/22/07
Turning LEGOs into a massively multi-player online game.
Ben Schulz issued the battle cry that echoed across World of Warcraft.