The Force is Weak in this One

Let me tell you a brief story. Last weekend, after Thanksgiving, I was taking a brief respite in what turned out to be a marathon gaming fiesta to eat some leftovers. I was just eating turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes, nothing terribly challenging. Something suddenly went wrong.
I saw over at Slashdot Games and HomeLan Fed that Sega is suing EA over the game Simpsons: Road Rage. Sega took out a patent over thier game Crazy Taxi and claims Simpsons: Road Rage violates this patent. Take the time to read the patent. Ready to punch something yet? They patented NPCs jumping out of the way of the car. How the hell did they get away with that?

Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)

"The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it." - Dudley Moore As I reflect upon my time playing Project Gotham Racing 2, the memories of some races waft dreamlike through my consciousness. And it is no wonder since it was this game that caused me to recently play until 3:30 am, crossing the boundary from o­ne day to another as if it was no more than a lap marker.
Honestly, thereÂ's no end to the things people can think to argue over.
We've got some interesting new ideas in the works as we approach our o­ne year anniversary and I think it's time we shared a few of them. The concept of t-shirts and mugs featuring Stan (our mascot up there) has been bounced around for a number of months now but trying to find a way to keep the prices down while running a low number of shirts has been a barrier for us.

TrackMania

Fly High Well, instead of only pointing you at titles you probably haven't heard about before it's about time I finally put up a review of one of them. Consequently I'll start with TrackMania, a game seemingly build for a stunt game fan like your favourite German GWJ staffer. Yesss. On with the show.

X2VGA

The Neoya X2VGA AdapterBack in the day when the Dreamcast was an active console with a bright future ahead of it SEGA released a nice little VGA adapter that actually worked and didn't cost too much money. Those who wanted to could easily plug the system into their monitor and get excellent graphics quality o­ne step up from a regular TV.

Dec 1st - 7th

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving down in the States! Up here in Canada we continued to beaver away at building our igloos for the winter and insuring we have enough whale blubber to last us until spring. After a hype dampening demo, Deus Ex 2 is ready to slink into stores, ashamed of the first impression it made o­n thousands of gamers.
A website putting up 'Game of the Year' nominations - mind-blowing, isn't it? However, while I usually find general G.o.t.Y.

A Worrying Trend

Female RPG characters are obviously becoming poorer and poorer. Already indicated by the majority of the genre representants in the past, the box cover of Ascaron's Diablo-alike Sacred provides another shiny example of this phenomenon. The archeress apparently could only afford a tanga, protectors, a helmet, some 'thing' attached to her back and a bra.

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