January 24th to 30th

The January dry time continues with a quiet two game release list. One is Playboy: The Mansion for the PS2, Xbox and PC. The other is our Game of the Week, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for the Xbox. Consider the long line of Oddworld games, this time with a Western twist and an all new lead character.

Sid Meier's Pirates!

And really bad eggs... Drink up me 'earties, yo ho! We don't usually hold with any type of scoring system here at GWJ but when SpyNavy sent in his review of Pirates! complete with his own special system I couldn't really say no. You see, Spy is in the military and they might be training him to kill people with mind bullets.

The Seven-Week Itch

 Like a bride ordering a mail order bridegroom, most gamers have no idea what to expect when the tuxedo comes off and they can get their hands on the code of a much ballyhooed and anticipated game.  Sure, there are those who may have lived with him first, (beta testers), but youÂ're sure they never went all the way, and besides, they only lived with him while he was getting ready to be

The Empire Strikes Back Syndrome

I am and will remain a fan of games that throw a solid story at the player.  I will continue to put myself into the digital ether and demand that designers invest as much time telling a story with their technology as they spend on the technology itself, and will beat with wordy prose those who treat narrative as a meaningless ancillary to gushing virtual blood and titillating anti-aliased curve

Resident Evil 4 Final Review

Heads require exploding Swat has survived the totally not-undead hordes and come back with a final look at how Resident Evil 4 ended up. Did it maintain the level of greatness implied in the first impressions? Read on to find out and big thanks to Swat for the write-up!

"… people will continue to be idiots."

We were playing that game where somebody asks a question and everyone has to answer it. The rules for this game are not written down anywhere, but everyone knows them. If you're the one asking questions, the objective is to ask questions that make people uncomfortable. If you're an answerer, you're obligated to answer truthfully and pretend that it's fun.

Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within

The acrobatic female foes, who moan crap like "There's such pleasure in painÂ"…" and "I like you in this position" are the worst. We often like to joke about what goes on in the publisher's boardrooms when new games and new directions in a franchise are discussed.

Jan 17th to 23rd

You know itÂ's a slow week in gaming when The Punisher gets top billing as The Game of the Week.

Happy Anniversary, Again!

LetÂ's be honest from the start, this is a self-serving article.  It is written and conceived as an elaborate ploy of propaganda to invest you, gentle reader, with a sense of emotional ownership in our humble site.  By engaging you in our perennial celebration, we are encouraging a relationship meant to foster loyalty, pride, and satisfaction where it might not otherwise have existed.Ã

Cybernookie and the Boys Who Sell it

The armies stand poised, ready for battle. Their mounts steaming with the hard ride to the battlefields, the men and women readying their weapons and soothing excited pets. Just as battle is about to be joined, there rings out the clarion call of a trumpet, like the Grinch returning to Whooville, and in ride a battalion of Amazons, trailed by their tabbies, proudly proclaiming themselves to be the