May 22nd - 27th

I suppose I could have given the nod on this week's Game of the Week to Rockstar's belated April Fools joke, Table Tennis, but, short of Rockstar Games Presents Chutes and Ladders I can't think of a stranger title to come out of that particular developer.

What Mattered

Talking up E3 has become something of an annual pastime, as each year the size and scope of the event is inevitably related in breathless detail by exhibitors, media, and attendees alike. It's as if the sheer spectacle of it all, with the booth models, the swag, the towering LED displays, and the endless rows of plasma screens, endows the event with great meaning and purpose.

Thoughts From E3 2006

If you're anything like me, then you're probably getting tired of the often hysterical pre-E3, at-E3, and post-E3 coverage. I assure you from personal experience that such a sentiment would likely be trebled had you actually attended the show and come back bleary-eyed and swollen-footed.

A History of Videogame Violence

Warning: This article contains spoilers for a minor but well-done sidequest from Troika's "Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines"

My Name is Julesy

In which our hero, 29 years later, spends a weekend inside Dungeons and Dragons Online "I can have fun playing any RPG. If the GM is good." - Gary Gygax

GWJ's E3 2006 Game Wrap-Up

Pics From The Show

The line for the Wii was made even more awesome with people on TV screens to chat with. This particular fellow does a lot of voices for Nintendo games.

May 15th - May 20th

E3 is done and gone for another year, but its shockwaves will be with us for some time I'm sure. While most will invest themselves deeply in the debate between PS3 and Wii, there exists another contingent among us that heard and saw something long awaited. Something that spoke of the bright and regained future, which we've suspected for some time might come to fruition.

E3 Day Three

We're closing on the final day of E3 and everybody is trying to get everything wrapped up before they kick us out the door. One of the hallmarks of this show has been the amazing amount of great games on display here. I've literally spent hours just looking at interesting stuff I randomly spied while walking the floor.

E3 Day Two

I have two minutes before I need to run off to my next appointment. We're all just utterly swampped with games we need to write about, but getting a spare 30 minutes is a lot tougher this year with all of the appointment we have. Yesterday I saw one game on the show floor, the rest were behind closed doors. Insane! So, welcome to day two! Lots more to come.