, and running every Wednesday through December 19th, you need to make sure your TiVo is pointed to the Discovery Channel at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. For gamers of any stripe, they're covering a gaming retrospective
that will be as sweet as popping a Power-up right before stomping King Koopa, and as comforting as the first level of Pong
. For those of us with an interest in MMOs, however, we have one episode -- Level Five
, premiering on December 19th -- dedicated to our obsession.
The final episode of Rise of the Video Game
covers the first MUDs from the late 1960s through the latest MMOs today. They'll be discussing everything from Ultima Online
through World of Warcraft
, and they'll include interviews with both Richard Bartle of MUD
fame and Cory Ondrejka from Linden Lab
. So make sure you have your popcorn ready and your recorders running: we've got us some game history to uncover.