Joyous Malaise

Like many avid gamers, I frequently feel compelled to detail all the myriad ways that our favorite industry has gotten everything wrong. This, I assure you, is not pleasant business.

Your Title Here!

[This Space for Rent!] So I was playing Burnout 3 with the GF the other day and I saw my very first example of what the advertisements called Enhanced Advertising. Basically, there are billboards along the road of certain race courses, and the game uses your Xbox Live! Account to download shiny, new advertisements to paste onto those boards as they become available.

April 4th to 10th

Where they hell did the Doom III expansion come from? Apparently itÂ's coming out this week if itÂ's not on shelves already. The total lack of buzz doesnÂ't surprise me, if you want to get people excited about an expansion you have to offer more varied game play in the original release.

God of War (PS2)

Come back with your shield - or on it True first party PS2 games seem to be few and far between for Sony. That said, when we do finally see one it tends to be worth watching thanks for luxuriously long development cycles and very talented teams working on them. God of War seems to be no exception and 4tomsm4sher is here to tell us about it today.

The Northwoods Wallpaper Effect

Several years ago I eschewed pretty much all chemically mind altering forms of stimulation, and it's a decision that I question on an hourly basis.

Torment Revisited

As of this writing, two weeks have passed since I decided to play through Planescape: Torment, and much has changed in the interim. My outlook on gaming has changed. My appreciation of gaming's past and my expectations for its future have been bolstered. My zest for life has increased, my six terminal illnesses have miraculously been cured, and my libido has never been more active.

Forty Years in the Desert

I took a couple of night courses a while back to shore up my degree, one of which was called Working in Groups. It was geared towards cubicle-dwellers looking to move up the ladder and, as one might infer, was about working in groups. It was nowhere near being up my alley, but I had to take it to take another class that actually meant something to me.

March 28th - April 3rd

There will be no April Fools jokes on GWJ this year or any year, we're far above such tomfoolery and scuttle-buggery. We donÂ't need some contrived Hallmark holiday to make asses of ourselves or our readers, 365 days a year baby!

Silent Hunter III

"Forty years I've been at sea. A war at sea. A war with no battles, no monuments... only casualties. I widowed her the day I married her. My wife died while I was at sea, you know." - Captin Ramius Here's a review from that clean shaven young lad Sanjuro.

The Zelda Diary Part Three: Waiting for Zelda

I haven't played a Zelda game in two weeks. Not a single one. Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Link's Awakening "… they're sitting there, watching me, waiting for me to pick them up and play them. Yet somehow whenever free time has come my way I've managed to play anything but Zelda.