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Do we really want another MMORPG, even o­ne as promising as World of Warcraft? Haven't we learned by now that massively multiplayer games are filled with other people? We're not all trained actors or even mediocre roleplayers. Hell, we're not all even trying.
Some new screens from Eidos are putting a new perspective on Thief 3. The latest Thief game will now be played from a 3rd person perspective as you can see in the screenshots below. The shots also show off some of the lighting and shadows present in the game already. The first shot showcases a guard holding a torch, it looks like his feet are casting shadows from the light of the torch.


Nintendo is an inevitable lightning rod for stormy and impassioned discussion. Across a thousand message boards its supporters rally to the Big NÂ's defense with zealous intensity and bared teeth, while its detractors, like chattering monkeys hurling feces, sit high o­n their pedestals and soil the faithful with no shortage of verbal excrement.
Ever since participating in the Far Cry multiplayer beta I've been desperate to see if the single player portion of the game could match the multiplayer's potential. I'm pleased to report that the single player demo has been released today and it locks Far Cry in as a must have for me. It's worth the time and effort to download the huge 496 meg demo.
IGN is reporting that Nintendo's big unveiling at this year's E3 will be a freak of nature judging by the description offered o­n the site.The company's mystery machine is in fact a dual-screened portable game device that is entirely separate from both the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. It will be marketed completely free of its sister hardware.

Jan 19th - 25th

There isn't a ton happening o­n the games front this week with Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II out of the gate and a few other console titles worth noting. The big story is the release of Silent Storm, a turn-based World War II strategy game along the lines of Jagged Alliance and X-com but in 3D.
If there's a cautionary tale of late, the kind of story parents tell their children so they won't grow up to be game designers, it's the saga of Black Isle Studios. With no shortage of blame to be turned on Interplay's legendary mismanagement, the lamentations of BIS have been lavishly wept across the gaming spectrum and mostly deserved.
Okay Boys and Girls, it's time for another round of site updates. You should all notice some shiny new buttons to click on in the comments. That's right, you can all stop cursing my name behind my back, you can now edit comments.

Now I'll Try Without Losing Any Guys

If I wrote down, end to end, all the games I've never'd probably remark at my terribly inefficient use of paper. You might also notice that nearly every game I've owned is o­n that list. I'm just not a finisher.
After some serious voting by the judges and then re-voting to figure out who got third place we finally nailed down our contest winners! Our judges were Hoochie, Sway, Elysium, Pyro and Spunior while I compiled all of the entries and took care of vote counts. The haiku's were all listed in their groups of two but unlabeled so the judges did not know who wrote what exactly.