That Ol' Hoary Debate ... Again

Earlier this week, Certis pointed me to this article at Quarter To Three regarding Computer Gaming World's decision to remove a numerical rating system from their reviews in favor of more in-depth, content focused reviews.

Master of Defence

"The first shot is for the Devil, the second for God, and only the third for the King."--Napoleon Bonaparte I started playing videogames more than 20 years ago, and it's somehow good and bad at the same time to realize that I still fall into the trap of thinking that I can play any random game for just 10 minutes and then quit to get back to work.

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Twenty-One

Episode Twenty-One - February 28th, 2006 Attack of In-Game Ads!, Battle for Middle Earth News, Mercenaries, Arcanum and more!

Feb. 27th - Mar. 4th

So many big-name games. You'd think there'd be something to get excited about. But, for as much digital entertainment as is to hit store shelves this week, the week smells more of a nice big spring house-cleaning than a big roll-out of strong games. Despite vague attempts at information-free hype, Black's initial reviews have been average at best.

Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Hands-On Preview

Every quarter has known us, and none bore our passing except with trembling.

Star Wars: Empire At War

"This bucket of bolts's never gonna get us past that blockade."

Forced March Home

"I just want to say something before you turn on your machines. I don't have to be here. I can leave whenever I'd like, and I seriously doubt it's worth your time to pester the magistracy for a proper rendition order. So if I detect the slightest accusatory tone in your questions, we're through.

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Twenty

Episode Twenty - February 21st, 2006 The New Lara Croft, Atari Cuts Jobs, Xbox Live Gamerscore Controversy, Fallout, Psychonauts and more!

Feb. 20th to 25th

Like the successful, bloodthirsty investment bankers ring side at the MGM Grand, sprayed with another man's blood tinged sweat as he rocks to a fiercely delivered upper-cut, my giddy, primal joy at the orgnaized violence of Fight Night 3 is insatiable.

Gamer's Block

It's just me and my dog on the couch. Open magazines and half-wilted carnations sit behind me. My laptop rests on my legs. The room vaguely smells like pasta. I'm desperately trying to come up with something to write, because it's my turn to go on Friday and I don't want to make Elysium whip out an Employee Profile on my behalf.