After months (and months) of toil Gamers With Jobs 2.0 is complete. We'll still be tweaking it as time marches on but the brunt of the work is done. Wait, let me rephrase that because I don't want anyone getting the crazy idea that "we" had much to do with it. The brunt of the work has been done... by Pyro.
The site will be going down this evening while we make the transition over to GWJ 2.0. Normally we would wait until the weekend to do this but weÃ‚'ve been such a burden on our awesome and very patient hostÃ‚'s server lately (Tactical Gamer) that weÃ‚'ve wanted to get this sorted out as soon as we could.
Perhaps the most common -- and certainly the most annoying -- criticism leveled by non-gamers against games and the people who play them is that games are steeped in violence, and gamers are blood-obsessed barbarians. I have just claimed that any such criticism is "most annoying", but I wish to state clearly that I am not annoyed for the same reason as most gamers.
The lead up to E3 always leaves us pretty short on new and exciting games since all the hype and overblown expectations tend to drown out any game that actually exists on shelves.Ã‚Â That being the case, ourÃ‚Â Game of the Week is the best gameÃ‚Â of all. Hype.
I have just opened iTunes on my computer as I sit down to write the coming words. I create a new playlist and title it SW, because, although it is composed entirely of music from the Star Wars films, I don't want my wife to be reminded what an unmitigated dork she's hitched her wagon to should she casually glance at the screen.
That's it man, game over man, game over!
The Fly, formally known as atomsmasher, has sent us a delightful review of Area 51, the FPS playable on the Xbox and PS2. Like any good cake I find his reviews both consistent and delicious. Thanks The Fly!
I'm a strong proponent of the idea that an author's writing -- or an artist's work, etc. -- should be allowed to stand on its own, without the aid of commentary or explanation from the creative mind that birthed it. In the poems that follow, you may therefore expect little in the way of exegesis or apology from me.
Well folks, over the past half-year I've shared seedy tales of my checkered past with you, let you in on more than a few of my dirty secrets and bored you with tales of sexual intrigue, moral deviancy and downright shameful behavior – all starring me.
Last week, I even let slip that I'm either a total loser or an underground hero (depending on what kinds of comics you read).
Our good pal at GameTab hasnÃ‚'t contacted me with a release list at the time of this posting so IÃ‚'ve gone ahead and done it myself. Poorly. There are a few interesting games coming out this week, two of which are expansions to World War II Online and AsheronÃ‚'s Call 2. Amazing. Our Game of the Week is Pariah which will see ship for the PC and the Xbox this Tuesday for $49.99.
Not long ago I penned some thoughts on the state of innovation in the industry that devolved into a cognitive exercise on the applicability of strict, literal definitions. Scintillating, I know! It resolved as an unsatisfying thought-experiment that meandered through abstract concepts and really had no material bearing on anything relevant.