You ever wonder what Spider-Man gets up to in Cairo? He takes the train, does his laundry, and enjoys a good smoke.
Pinball machines and video games (oh, and the movie Aliens) popularized the phrase "Game Over." Those two words are also used at times of political unrest.
With all of Earth's conspiracy, mythology, and theology at their fingertips Funcom has a broad spectrum of horrible things to visit upon the players on modern day MMO The Secret World. In the Scorched Desert of Egypt, things get biblical.
Think of it as a very specialized version of SimCity; one that replaces UFOs, monster attacks and city-flattening meteors with political unrest and economic upheaval; and replaces charming tiny animated people with real-time charts and in-person advisers.
"Game Over". It's a term synonymous with video games, yet right now in Egypt, it's also a rallying cry for mass political action.
Almost two millennia before the rest of humanity entered the industrial age, the Greek inventor Hero invented the steam engine, wind-powered machinery, and theories of light that couldn't be improved for centuries. And then he invented some really crazy stuff.
Why does it always have to be mummies? Bigpoint is bringing Brendan Fraser-powered film franchise The Mummy online, with a massively multiplayer online game due out in winter 2010.