This week's release list is so limp I've decided to call it Elysium Week. Hot Shots Golf FORE, Alida (Myst rip-off) andÃ‚Â Astro Boy just to name a few of the exciting titles waiting for you in stores. There is one game worth noting so I will do just that, notes away!
January 2005. The offices of publisher Vivendi Universal. In a back room on an unimportant floor, three marketing executives are gathered around a table. They're tasked with emulating the Q4 2004 success of Fight Club: a beat "˜em up that, despite having little to do with the film and leaving critics underwhelmed, was a commercial success.
I don't know how you guys have done it. How long has it been since the first rumors of Half-Life 2? Remember the discussion around those enigmatic crowbar advertisements? It seems to have struck our forum in April 2003. It is now August 2004. We've watched the source code get leaked (the announcement of which melted our site). We have seen footage from two E3s.
Ã‚"What the hell was that?Ã‚" I scream that about 30 times for every mediocre console game I play. I don't mind hard games, or losing at games, or even old fashioned Ã‚"getting my ass handed to meÃ‚" sessions once in a while. I'm not Punchy Controllerson over there, my beard isn't nearly to the Ã‚"plaid flannel shirtÃ‚" stage.
Bit of a special edition Coffee Grinds today as half of the article is written by `Brennil and the other half by Certis. It grew out of conversations we've been having recently about WoW, gaming in our lives, and how it affects our relationship.
We had our ESPN week and now it's time for Madden's turn. Like ESPN it has recieved stellar reviewsÃ‚Â but on average they have scored a bit higher than SEGA's offering. Are a few review points here or there enoughÃ‚Â to drop $50 bucks on a football game when you have a $19.99Ã‚Â title available? Maybe. Depends.
I didn't buy Doom. I don't know that I will buy Doom. I've never been much of a FPS fan and I never played any of the previous Dooms or Quakes (or even more than an hour of Half Life). I'd certainly like to watch someone play or check out the demo, but I think I'll save my money for something else.