You start up a game. Before you can make it to a start screen or main menu you're barraged by a series of loud swooshy logos and copyright text you don't read. This is the modern hell of video games in which we live.
Grand Theft Auto is in at least one way a victim of its own success. It's so popular now that some aspects of it have become entrenched, and may never be able to be changed. Like the game's title font, which in 1997 might have been cool, but which today could be seen as a little - dare I say it - amateur.
The people who publish video games Red Faction, Saints Row, UFC Undisputed and, soon, Homefront are putting the old THQ out to pasture. At least, that's where the logo is going. This is the new "THQ."
The last place I expected to discover a fully-realized online trading card game, complete with duelist animations, experience point rankings, and animated dueling effects, was the virtual world of Second Life.