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As a long-time player of PC FPS (First Person Shooter) games, I got really excited when Battlefield 3 was announced. I’ve played most of the Battlefield games since the original (Battlefield 1942) and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest game in the series.
I’m not going to spend any time talking about the game, other than that it’s amazing. It’s not perfect, but games seldom are the week they’re released. Either way, I love it.
The thing is, EA did something a little different this time around. Instead of attempting to create an entire social experience in-game—Remember Tribes 2? Ouch—they contracted ESN to create a web-based server brower / social network called Battlelog.
While Battlelog is a fantastic idea, it has a few issues. I can’t address the fact that ESN has included jQuery 1.4.2, jQuery 1.4.4 and YUI 2.5.2 in their concatenated scripts. Nobody can fix that but them. Note: shame on them.
What I can do (and have done) is attempt to address some of the minor annoying issues surrounding refreshing and joining servers.
Simplified is a WebKit message style for the popular OS X Linkinus IRC application. While developed independently of the Linkinus app, great effort was spent working with the app development team to not only tailor Simplified to it, but to also enhance the app style API for Simplified and other message styles. As a result, the Simplified source is modular and well-organized, and style authors are encouraged to use Simplified as a framework for building their own styles.