I don't pay attention to very many off-livejournal "blogs", but one that I wouldn't want to miss is Grumpy Gamer
by Ron Gilbert (of Monkey Island fame). He's long since moved on from the genre, but today posted a longish article The Economics of a 2D Adventure in Today's Market
. If you've ever wondered what it would take to put out an old style adventure game today, you'll really want to read this.
That is my mindless linking for the day. Had an Operating Systems exam this afternoon. Not fun.