The Legacy of Empedocles

We may fairly say that the games industry of today owes a great deal to the many insightful minds of the past. For as with any creative endeavor, we rely on the context provided by history to judge the merit of our games. We heap adorations and accolades upon game designers whose groundbreaking works have become springboards for entire genres of games. This is all well and good.

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Sixteen

Episode Sixteen - January 24th, 2006 D&D Online, EA Price Drop, Dead or Alive 4, Star Wars: Empire at War Demo and more!

Jan 23rd to 29th

You want to know how hardcore I am? I burnt my hand from my thumb to my index finger in a tragic oven accident and I still played Dead or Alive 4 for three hours on Sunday. I simply alternated playing and holding a cold can of Ginger Ale to ease the searing pain as I tried over and over to beat that damn transparent, teleporting end boss.
I have a not-so-secret confession to make: I love American Idol. Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm a shameless corporate whore who clearly lacks both taste and maturity, and every time I watch American Idol, I bring my country one step closer to becoming a complete cultural wasteland. I know. I can't help it. I love American Idol.

The 2006 Gamer's Tome

Should you choose to darken the doorstep of your local bookstore and query the pretty, yet tantalizingly brainy, girl behind the counter wearing the Lisa Loeb glasses as to where you might find the 2006 Gamer's Tome of Ultimate Wisdom, an Almanac of Pimps, Orcs, and Lightsabers, not only will you probably not be going home with said girl's phone number, but, you might also have trouble


All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.--Frank Zappa

Gamers With Jobs: Press Pass Launches!

Today, we are very excited to reveal our next big project: The Gamers With Jobs: Press Pass.

Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Fifteen

Episode Fifteen - January 17th, 2006 Rise of Legends Beta, Nightwatch, Tom Merritt Interview, New Music and more!

January 16th to 22nd

I'm sitting here with my laptop watching the new season of 24 and never on TV has breakfast been treated with the tension it deserves...until now! Dooooom doooooom... bacon and eggs... dooooom. Overwrought drama aside, there isn't a lot worth getting worked up about this week.

Employee Profiles: Podunk

Podunk. The name alone conjures images of, I dunno, some toothless appalachian sipping moonshine from a jug with XXX scrawled across the front. But, Podunk, the man as we know him, has surmounted my preconceived notions of his being a West Virginy vagrant who likes a fussin' and a feudin' and become a towering standard of our humble site.