Established 2006; consigned to shambling undeath since 2009.
We have political leaders who have missed decades- or centuries-old pieces of common knowledge in the soft and hard sciences. People coming a little late to one of the better board games isn't so bad.I think of it kind of like how tapas restaurants are gaining popularity, or any sort of ethnic dining. "Have you heard of [food]?" "Yes, they have been eating it in [country] for hundreds of years." One of our conversation examples from Japanese class was someone's being amazed at this strange, exotic food called "tacos."
Wired is the geek equivalent of Popular Science. Maybe I don't read enough magazines, but I think we're still waiting for our equivalent of Nature. I mean, have you ever tried reading one of their game reviews? Barf.That said, that's what good blogs are for.
I always have the same feeling, when something cool and "underground" that I'm into finally becomes pop mainstream. There should be a name for this.
Last year, Settlers doubled its sales on this side of the Atlantic, moving 200,000 copies in the US and Canada—almost unheard-of performance for a new strategy game with nothing but word-of-mouth marketing.I am agape at the thought of being this far ahead of the fine people/editorial process at Wired.
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