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.

We Come in Peace

I am thankful to be sitting here in my home and uploading this comic today. It means I'm not out with the mass of teeming Americans gnashing their teeth and elbowing others out of their way as they fight to make retail purchases. I'm not saying that I wouldn't mind saving a few bucks and taking advantage of some tremendous deals.

Penny Arcade Needs Your Help

You may have already seen this story elsewhere, but it's important enough to repeat here. Those reprehensible foul-mouthed know-it-alls Tycho and Gabe have initiated a pretty admirable campaign to share some gaming love over the holidays. Penny Arcade is basically holding a toy drive for some kids who really deserve it at Seattle Children's Hospital.

GTA Under Siege

Haitian-Americans are the latest faction to line up in the 'Blame Grand Theft Auto' queue. Two groups recently organized a public protest in New York according to Le Spot. "Grand Theft Auto [Vice City] is a cultural attack on the millions of Haitians living in the United States," said Henry Frank, executive director of the Haitian Centers Council.
It's time for another edition of Gaming in the Real World. This is where we ask developers, web writers and regular gamers to talk about their experiences talking to people about what they do for a living or gaming in general. Today Gone Gold's Bill Harris chimes in with his experiences and our own Fangblackbone offers his own story.

Nov 24th - 30th

Finally, a slow week! The rush to release games before Black Friday has ended and publishers are mostly hunkering down and waiting for next year. There are a few notables coming in December but for the most part it should be pretty quiet. This week is especially slow with o­nly a handful of games worth mentioning.
I should make it clear from the start for those of you who've arrived at this article or website in search of pornography, "warez", or to appease your raging beach fetish, that this article is written entirely in the spirit of mocking you. I point this out, because there appears to be a hell of a lot of you.
Years ago one might have considered OverClocked ReMix an insider game music site. These days many of you may have heard about this site which features over a thousand remixed videogame music tracks from authors all over the world. If you havenÂ't visited the site by now itÂ's about time you did!

Ready to Work

I don't really have any sort of diatribe or message to go along with today's comic. So I'll just update you with what I'm up to. My wife and I have increased tension in our marriage by playing rounds of Mario Kart: Double Dash in the evenings. If she happens to be working during the evening, I head upstairs to inch my way through the Warcraft III single player campaign.
I like this game. Certis is prodding me in the back, so I guess thatÂ's not quite enough. Okay, I like this game because it is a glorious and perfect sequel to FFX, itÂ's dynamic and fun, and Yuna can jump now and the girls are so damn cute it makes me want to giggle everytime they do their little victory dance thingie at the end of a fight. Can I go play it again now? Dammit.