Here’s a composite of Saturn’s moon, Titan, provided by NASA and its rock and roll Cassini mission.
Woah then. Count this as something I wasn’t expecting. We’ve known for years that Blizzard was developing a new MMO. We knew that it was a bit of a troubled development. But I don’t think any of us knew it was headed towards cancellation.
Shout out to NASA. Even if they’re like, totally underfunded, and wrangling with all sorts of bureaucracy, at least they come up with some pretty fantastic ideas. I don’t know how practical they are, and I generally regard them as science-fiction, but I’m on board. Like. A quadcopter drone on Titan? Sold.
Hello slime, I have missed you. Two days in the gorgeous, but insanely backwards state of Florida has given way to a return to the Space-Ship proper. I’m sitting in the Space Hub, paying $3000 space-cubits per minute to type up this bad boy before departure. Instead of trying to cover everything upon return, here’s a fucking rundown of all the dope stuff I’ve noted whilst away from my terminal.
Read all this dope shit, and then hit the comments with your own…commentary? Clearly the sun has done nothing to help my tattered remains of lucidity.
WELL THEN. It was announced sometime in the recent past (searchable, I’m sure) that Blizzard’s next titanic MMO Titan was going to be seeing a significant restructuring. Now it sounds a lot like the company has no fucking idea what they’re doing with the title, or what the fuck it looks like. Eh, who cares! We got Pandas and shit! NoseriouslythroughBlizzard I want a new MMO from you. Pretty please.
Let’s side-step what we think of Call of Duty, or the potential game from its creators. The fact that Microsoft may be sewing up the next game from these lads is pretty impressive. The Duty franchise is a veritable license to print money, and while there isn’t anything guaranteed about this new franchise I have to imagine it’ll be making crazy dollars. In a world where Sony and Microsoft are struggling to differentiate their console from the others, this could be a hell of a marketing point.
The minds behind Modern Warfare have yet to show the world their new IP, but the reveal inches closer. I’m pretty sure some Marketing Czar from EA said the studio would show something at EA, and now it comes out that they have registered a trademark for Titan.
God knows when the new Blizzard MMO is going to drop. SWTOR is all the rage these days, and WoW’s getting set to drop their next expansion. You know, Mists of Kung-Fu Panda. Meanwhile they toil on in secrecy. Sort of. An inter-soul has found a Blizzard job listing, and uncovered that it mentions product placement.
Check out this super bombad picture of Titan taken by Cassini back in August. You can see surface detail of the lovely rock, and it’s all thanks to the powers of infrared.
Welcome back to MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE! By the time you read this, you’ll most likely have completed your first day of the workweek and will be primed for some solid entertainment. But not if you work the graveyard shift. Which is a bummer, unless you actually work at the graveyard, `cause then you get to meet zombies and mad scientists and packs of goth kids playing Ouija!
In any case, I’m going to give you the rundown on some of the shit that’ll be keeping my spirits high over the course of the next week. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to hit up the comments and show which sidearms you’ll be using in this workweek showdown.