I had a bit of an unintentional intervention this weekend. In fact, it came from my good friend Comcast, whose incompetence, laziness and generally poor customer service left me without internet access all weekend. Besides spending the fourth almost blowing myself up, I went through my Gamefly games, my Netflix movies and even watched a little TV.

Do You Come Here Often?

I started to play Zelda: The Wind Waker the other day. Or rather, I started to play it again. I hadn't touched the game in months. Getting back in to it was a little awkward. Firstly, I'd forgotten what I was supposed to be doing. Secondly, I'd forgotten how to do it. I knew I had to ask a boat for assistance. It could give me a hint about my next task.

A Blade of Stormwind

Certis made me a deal.  I could play on his WoW account, as long as I made it worth his while.  Now, normally this would involve nakedness and possibly chocolate, but this time he wanted me to write something for all you poor saps who continually feed his ego...er, read the site.  Thus, Quest Log was born. Quest Log is my fictional interpretation of the various quests and adventures that

July 5th to 11th

ThereÂ's nothing coming out this week thatÂ's much worth talking about IÂ'm afraid. Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow for the Gamecube and Way of the Samurai 2 for the PS2. I seem to recall that the original Way of the Samurai was very short and the replay value relied solely on playing through again and making different plot choices.
So, last week was a great week to start this new column of ours.  You guys were waxing oodles of clever, thoughtful, gaming commentary on the bountiful topics laid at your feet.  I guess all that news and debate left you guys, and the industry, a little spent.  Last week I was literally beating away your witticisms with a stick; this week, not so much.  I feel like a man trying to use
Sway is out gallvanting in some place that doesn't have any internet or "inty" as he would normally put it. I've got the comic here and I'm looking at it but.. damn, I don't know what he's shooting for today. I think I'm just going to assume he's making fun of Elysium and leave it at that. Have a furry Friday!
I'll Save You Some Suspense: It's Fantastic! Big Huge GamesÂ' Rise of Nations was arguably the best PC game to hit the shelves last year, and one of the best real-time strategy titles ever released. Its gameplay is incredibly complex, but so elegant as to remain more than manageable, more than playable, but also fun.
After the 'drought' in the late 90s we've seen a surge of pirates-themed titles in the past 2 years thanks to games such as Port Royale I&II, Tortuga, Sea Dogs, Pirates of the Carribean and, well, Puzzle Pirates. And more are to come due to projects like Pirates of the Burning Sea and the Pirates! remake being in the pipeline.
Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. Sony's back on the warpath pushing Star Wars Galaxies with aggressive free trials, high profile previews of the upcoming Jump to Lightspeed, all trying to illustrate how the game has and will continue to improve from its, one might say, inauspicious beginnings.  I certainly had my day in the sun with the game, s
The other day I heard a sound that I'm sure most of you have heard at one point or another. It's an irritating sound that grinds till your ears just have to ignore it. Most people drown it out quickly, I know I did. But something the other day reminded me of it. You see, it's that sound non-gamers sometimes make when you let something about gaming slip.