Windows’s ever famous (or, if you’d prefer, infamous) blue screen of death (BSOD). Cryptic, irritating, and generally all manner of useless–even if you happen to be a technical person with a degree of somewhat impressive Google foo. Basically, a BSOD is a bad time. But with Microsoft apparently getting into the gaming industry in a big way, I mean, maybe–maybe that changes? Maybe?
Microsoft is buying the gaming company Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, gaining access to blockbuster games like Call of Duty and Candy Crush.
The all-cash deal will let Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, accelerate mobile gaming and provide building blocks for the metaverse, or a virtual environment.
ActivisionBlizzard, formerly–separately–Activision and Blizzard, are so recognized in the gaming community that even the blind geek from the middle of nowhere who’s never playd Call of Duty knows who these people are. So I got to thinking. This could be promising for Microsoft.
It’s the blue screen of death, right? More often than not, some part of your system has just, entirely, had it up to hear and fried its everything. But it’s boring. It’s absolutely, undeniably, the worst. Not to mention you’ve got a 3-day migraine after reading the thing enough times to properly retain the error code you need to look up from the other machine that’s in the other room because, well, your current one’s dead. So I was thinking. Maybe we pretty it up a little.
There. Now that’s a little better. And, if nothing else, at least a little more entertaining. This happens for real, I might not nuke my next blue screen from orbit. Eh, a guy can dream.