Re: Oblivion

This is not a review. Frankly I have no interest in reviewing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for a number of reasons. First I'd lose a lot of objective credibility in making statements like the following: Oblivion is one of the greatest CRPGs made. It is in the company of titles like Fallout, Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, and Ultima IV.

Adventures of Old

I'm sure that anybody more than slightly beyond my own twenty-three years of age will laugh heartily when I say that I am growing old. This is because they are ancient and jaded, and their favorite thing to do is to make fun of younger people and dismiss what they say. I'm not quite to that point yet, but I can feel the metamorphosis occurring.

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Twenty-Four

Episode Twenty-Four - March 28th, 2006 Starcraft: Ghost Delayed, Valve Disappointed with Half-Life 2 and more! ... oh yeah, and Oblivion.

March 27th to April 2nd

With Oblivion rocking so many socks in both the forums and the industry at large, it's easy to forget that new games continue to roll in as the current financial quarter comes to an end this week. Always be extra careful at this time of year folks, sometimes games are rushed to make this important financial date.

A Muted Panoply

In the late 1990s, Interactive Magic and Erudite Software released three of the best wargames ever made: The Great Battles, respectively, of Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar. Lately I've been replaying these games and exploring the intricacies of combat across three continents and three centuries of warfare.

The Religion of Release

The last game I truly anticipated with complete abandon was Black & White, and the lesson I learned from it was so sharp, so biting, that I've never anticipated games in quite the same way since.
"In the game of chess, you can never let your opponent see your pieces." --Zapp Brannigan, Futurama

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Twenty-Three

Episode Twenty-Three - March 21st, 2006 EA Turns Over A New Leaf, Gamespot Tries to Scoop Oblivion, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (Xbox), Burnout: Revenge (360), Frank Klepacki Interview and more!

March 20th - March 25th

Sometimes, it's difficult to settle upon a single Game of the Week. Either there are no good candidates, or we're left with a couple of completely mediocre games that offer only a passing interest. Other times there are plenty of games to choose from, but nothing of any substance in the release list.
I'm a dabbler. I dabble. Sometimes I dabble in cooking styles, sometimes in fashion, sometimes in major life changes. Occasionally something sticks, but more often than not, after I'm done with my dabbling, I return to the old tried and true. Like chicken-fried steak, black t-shirts and jobs that suck.