There's been a movement lately toward posting older, what we call "orphan" games online. (Take, for example, a prime Webgame Wednesday pick from last year, the 20th anniversary release of Wolfenstein 3D. We here at Webgame Wednesday couldn't be happier with this nostalgic gaming trend. So we're super stoked that somebody has ported Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty to the Internet. This pioneering real time strategy game was released in 1992. It more that set the stage for current RTS hits like Starcraft II. Choose your House (Atredies, Ordos or Harkonnen), mine the spice, make money, spend it on troops, power plants, weapons of war, etc. Then get out there and take over the planet, RISK-style. After all, the spice must flow!
Surrealist filmmaker’s long-lost masterpiece comes to life in imaginative, inspirational documentary
Webgame Wednesday. Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
The Daily Word: NPR CEO Resigns, Ron Bell DWI Conviction, California Fish Kill
Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation to abolish death penalty in Illinois.
Fire destroys 13 homes in Silver City.
Gang rape of 11-year-old girl in Texas leads to the arrest of 18 men and teenagers.
Pennsylvania farmhouse fire kills seven children.
Ron Bell found guilty on DWI charges.
Drivers illegally detained for using large bills on toll roads.
Utah lawmakers passed a bill forcing public school teachers to teach that the United States is a republic, not a democracy, because "Democracy" sort of has the word "Democrat" in it.
Victim's father vows to murder child killer if he gets out of prison.
Top ten things Newt Gingrich doesn't want you to know about Newt Gingrich.
Millions of dead anchovies clog shoreline in Redondo Beach.
Mexican police chief seeks US asylum.
A history of our attempts at communication with aliens.
Teacher quits after students discover her porny past.
Leave it to monkeys to invent a new fishing technique.
Al Jazeera announces plans to launch English language children's channel that you will never get to watch because your cable company won't carry it.
Michael Chabon is creating a show for HBO about magicians who fight Nazis!
Check out McDonald's
fancy new M Selections menu.
Because sometimes an ear of corn is not an ear of corn, or how to interpret your food dreams.
Angry Burger King customer
climbs lumbers over counter to attack employees.
Have you tried Sonic's new hot dogs?
Watch every Power Ranger ever battle at the same time!
I wish there was something nerdier I could read to my kids instead of Goodnight Moon.
Here's a nice gallery of 1970s Japanese sci-fi art.
RIP Mike Starr, original bassist for Alice In Chains.
Watch the pilot to the Clarissa Explains It All sequel that never made it to air.
The Daily Word starring Banksy, Thom Yorke and Bryan Cranston.
Here’s a handy guide to Middle East protests.
Will Zimbabwe sell uranium to Iran?
Whippersnappers say no to the new sexiness.
In other news, a 23-year-old grandma looks like a grandma.
A bad lady was a mean to dogs.
Alibi's Ben Radford reports on North American Lake Monsters.
Blair River, spokesperson for the Heart Attack Grill, died of pneumonia.
Banksy bailed out some artistic Russian hooligans.
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it. NASA found fossilized bacteria on a meteorite.
Quick. Somebody buy me a Dune coloring book.
I love e-books. Andy Rooney hates e-books.
China wins top honors in 700-year-old Chinese mummy preservation.
On the other hand, China's mega-mall is kind of like downtown Albuquerque.
National Geographic built the house from Up!
I don’t remember any of these weird wrestlers.
Listen to the new smooth jazz Metallica.
My new burial plans involve being shattered like a frozen liquid Terminator.
Heather Wilson is probably going to run for Senate.
The arts board wants to protect Albuquerque’s Ghost Bikes.
Read more Albuquerque stories from Adelita over at DCF.
Happy birthay Bryan Cranston.
Thanks to Tom Nayder, Robert Masterson and Geoffrey Anjou for some of today’s fine news stories.