Geek Links of the Week

Researchers from the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh have done a thorough study of professional StarCraft games and have determined which of the three factions would win the war. [Wired]

This week, a source inside Maxis tried to blow the lid off of EA’s story that SimCity needs to be hooked up to the cloud to work. Well, a modder confirmed that story by making the game run offline. Hell, it might actually be better modded than standard. [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

Looking for something to drink in a couple of weeks’ time when Game of Thrones returns? You should try Game Of Thrones: Iron Throne blonde ale. [Businessweek]

Google is killing Reader as of July 1st. It’s only been the backbone of my blogging and internet surfing for years. There are a lot of people who use it or rely on it more than I do. So what is Google’s game? [Forbes]

The thinking is that Google is trying to replace Reader for reading recommendations with Google+. The problem is that no one actually uses G+ and it drives absolutely no traffic, especially compared to Reader. [BuzzFeed]

About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on March 15, 2013, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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