One of the things that I do for hobbies is to play a game called Out of the Park baseball. It’s a baseball text simulator, which for those that weren’t around when MUD’s were a big thing, means that it’s completely text based game. No fancy graphics rendering or any other eye candy to be had, heck you could probably play this on the computer that your father uses in the basement that weights more then your dog and looks like it could withstand a nuclear blast. One of the big things about this game is the online communities that spring up, where folks that have the game participate in online leagues, controlling teams that all play for the championship every year, just like the real thing. (more…)