This may read like one of those crazy things I post to be funny, but this is actually serious. Newton Dragon, who maintains the servers for http://www.ianstorm.com (Todd Pratt’s gaming news site) and http://www.moongates.com/uj.exe (the ever-helpful Update Journal which we’re in the process of cloning for other games) let us know that the reason both those sites are down is apparently due to, um, the Chinese. Before the server went down this message replaced the home page:
Beat down Imperialism of American!
Honker Union of China
====== H.U.C ======
The manifesto of Honker:
Maintains the reunification of the motherland!
Guards the national sovereignty!
Outside consistent resistance shame!
Attack anti-Chinese arrogance!
We’ll let you know if we hear more from the previously unknown “Honker Union of China” and what views if any they have on Ultima Online and/or the New York Mets.