Analyze This

Catchy title, check. Inexhaustible vocabulary and willingness to say in fifteen words what could be said in three, check. Basic understanding of gaming industry mechanics, check. Prominent outlet with available pool of readers, check. Certainty at the superiority of own comments, double check. With just these easy to acquire tools, anyone can be a gaming analyst. No seriously, anyone.

Trace Memory

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.--Lewis Carroll

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Nineteen

Episode Nineteen - February 14th, 2006 Lionhead Studios Merger, Nintendo DS Announcements, The Matrix: Path of Neo, Call of Cthulu and more!

Feb. 13th to 18th

Oh, I know what you're thinking: holy humming horsepower havoc, a new Xbox 360 title! Why that must be, by default, the game of the week. After all, it's only the second big release for the system since Microsoft unleashed nearly two dozen systems onto a ravenous public last November.

Two Views of the Medium

In his 1883 essay Two Views of the Mississippi, Mark Twain described his experiences as an untutored observer of the Mississippi, and later as a skilled riverboat pilot. Twain lamented how his knowledge of the river eventually robbed him of the sense of mystery that once captivated him as he stood on its banks:

Birth of a Salesman

Every so often I like to offer an update from the realm of the self-employed, partly because I find the challenges of running my own business equal parts surprising and interesting, and I hope that by scribing my experiences I can perhaps inform, even entertain, but more specifically because I am painfully self-involved. Ask all the people who refuse to be my friend, and they'll tell you.
"Well excuuuuuuuuuse me, Princess!"--Link, The Legend of Zelda: The Animated Series

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Eighteen

Episode Eighteen - February 7th, 2006 EA Layoffs, Oblivion System Requirements, Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse, Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2 and more!

Feb. 6th to 11th

Finally! After a long and parched drought of decent gaming titles, the stormclouds are gathering and the first tentative droplets falling from the sky. Droplets the size of soccer balls! I suggest you carry some kind of reinforced umbrella.

Mind(less) Games

Biscuits, cornbread, and honey cakes rejoice, for I am the queen of quick breads and the harbinger of baked goods. If it has flour and egg in it, lo, I can and will bake it, and with such tasty fervor, I put the great and terrible Martha Stewart to shame. Sure, I'm a mean cook, too, but there's just something special about baking, isn't there?