Half the Internet shut down today when Wizards of the Coast announced the upcoming release of their 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons RPG at GenCon. Witness the above screenshot from Wizards.com and the capture below of the D&D wikipedia entry which has been temporarily closed for editing. Apparently nerds still run the Internet.
The last version of D&D was released 8 years ago, so clearly, this news is enough to induce the above Internet seizure. Having played Dungeons and Dragons all of three times in my life, I can’t pretend I spend much time following wizard.com announcements, but it would seem one of the nicer aspects of the game is the online component. Having pissed off a lot of gamers when they canceled their magazines Dragon and Dungeon in April 2007, they are now attempting to bring back some of that content online. Of course, like all fine American products you have to pay a monthly fee to access the new material.
Originally via: Slashdot