the epic quests set in Tolkien-inspired fantasy universes have gotten really boring to me. Give me sci fi, superheroes, or asian animism, anything but elves and trolls.
A long post on looking for more new NEW in games. I think gaming is still catching up to the wild creativity of the web, and yes, some sort of Second Life-level piece of player interaction is going to be the more interesting space.
All the comments about City of Heroes makes me want to kick the tires on it.
Incidentally, gaming isn't going to go on my tech asides, it's going to go here.