The eSports/journalism thing was pretty nuts. It kind of boggled my mind that someone as big of a personality as iNcontrol, Idra, or even their team director doesn't understand how journalism works. Kind of depressing to see that thing turn into a shitfury storm in its final throes.
I am absolutely loving that piece on the Doom 3 code. My programming knowledge is pretty meager, but I always enjoy reading/hearing a developer talk about their craft.
Will read/watch the rest eventually. Quality WR this week, Patrick!
GOG is currently doing a "500 Game Celebration" where 500 users will get any $9.99 game of their choice (this applies to one product) next Thursday at 10:59 AM (GMT.) Duders, jump on it! If you have anything sitting on GOG that you've been eyeing, but are mysteriously short of funds, then there's no reason not to do this. You get 5 entries just for completing a single question, so why not?
I haven't spent enough time with the patch yet, but I did jump in to check the immediate changes. Had to deal with two counties too many in Ireland, didn't bother looking at the new succession laws though. Stewardship getting nerfed kinda sucks, but a lower maximum demesne makes the game a teeny bit more difficult which is one thing I believe it really needs in order for it to have a longer life. Right now I've already taken over all of the Iberian minus some pesky French counties, 90% of Ireland, and am going to purge Scotland very soon...
And the challenge is pretty much limited to assassination checks, keeping plots to a minimum, and preparing for the inevitable decline from my currently beloved 70-ish year old king dying. Then the further decline (I think) when my 50 year old son dies, and his teenage Andalusian son takes over.