It’s perhaps a reflection of my mental state at the moment, but I’m heartily amused by the fact that a Russian-sounding town name I just made up a for something I’m writing turns out to be a real place: Birsk.
Not only that, but it’s near what has to be the archetype for all Russian-sounding place names from now on: Blagoveshchensk. That’s just an awesome word in its own right.
Anyway, more publishing fun and, in this case, games, with 3DAvenue’s oft-delayed publication of one of my reviews:
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Xbox 360): “It’s undoubtedly very satisfying to take down your foes in an online setting, especially if you’re working as part of a group effort, but it’s here that the game’s most mystifying bug takes hold…”