It's good the weekend has arrived, because I could really use a weekend right now...and with the weekend has arrived three things I just found out about in the last day, all of which are delighting me on the beginning of this glorious end of the week:
1. The Guild, a free and very funny video podcast about the travails of a group of guild mates. It's been going for a year, no idea why I hadn't heard of it (the writer/main character was apparently on the last season of Buffy...)
2. Dr. Horrible, Joss Whedon's formerly free (now $4) series of video blogs by a regular down home evil guy who's just trying to be accepted for who he is. Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion (of Firefly fame), and Felicia Day (the actress who created The Guild). Did I mention it's a musical blog? Yup.
3. Depths of Peril, an indie Diablo-like game. Actually, more like Diablo on steroids. I got interested in this when Felicia Day (mentioned in the first two items) said she was playing it, and then I heard or saw another reference on the same day. I've just started playing it, but one of the things that attracted me is that the NPCs are playing the same quests and game as you are, which is always something I've wanted to put into a game. There's a free demo, and the game is $20.
So, never say I didn't not give you anything!