Then Kotaku linked this, a mostly-fluff but still fun piece on how RPG/MMORPG quests parallel classical oral epics. *hugs* the internet. I miss being able to be a recreational classicist. (It was my minor in college; those classes kicked my ass up one side and down the other and I loved them to pieces.)
And for the PW folks reading this, I really ought to write up how closely the games follow several patterns in classical tragedy. Video games *are* a literary form, and thankfully some bits of academia have started to see that.