April 26 - May 2nd

A handful of truly notable games will see release this week, City of Heroes and Lineage 2 among them. While Lineage 2 has failed to gain any sort of foot-hold in our fickle forums, City of Heroes has managed to garner a following, if only to kill time until World of Warcraft comes out. Neither of these games however, are Game of the Week.

Star Wars, Bioware and Warez

The end of the week is upon us once more! You have the weekend to look forward to and the slow, creeping dread that Monday is just around the corner. Oh yes, I smell your fear and it intoxicates me! I've been putting a fair bit of time into the World of Warcraft beta this week so you can expect something about that soon, probably Tuesday.

Analog Madness

Anyone who played RavenShield with me last night should know that it was the first time I've really been able to sit in front of console or computer in a week. My father in law is staying with us and we don't really have a very large house. The guest room is normally the computer room / office. The console TV is also the only TV outside of our bedroom.

Something Looks Different ...

If you've taken a look around today you might have noticed a bit of a facelift to the site. We tweaked the theme a little, installed a templating engine and updated the News module. Now that we've got this shiny new templating engine installed, we just have to start changing things, so expect a few minor changes here and there in the coming weeks.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I donÂ't like to travel. IÂ've probably said that before, but it bears repeating. I particularly hate flying on planes, not because IÂ'm afraid of plummeting toward the ground at fiery speeds – because, ya know, if IÂ'm going to go, IÂ'd like to go fast – but because IÂ'm very tall.

April 19th to 25th

Happy Monday corporate drones! I spent a good part of the weekend putting some time into the City of Heroes beta after reading PaladinÂ's glowing impressions. I havenÂ't played enough to fully form an opinion of my own, but here are some screenshots from my adventures.

Tribes and More

It's time for a new feature! Starting today and repeating every Friday we will be running a weekly wrap-up. Here we will look at some of the bigger news stories of the week and what the GWJ staff has to say about them. This week we discuss Square and the GBA, Nvidia, D&D and some Tribes for good measure. Have yourselves a good weekend and we'll see you on Monday!

Smoke 'em if you Got 'em

I think the nicest thing about upgrading your system isn't being able to play all of the new releases, but rather being able to go back and show the older games who is boss. I've bought countless new games that were best described as "playable" on my system at the time.


And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?Painkiller works on one fundamental principle: killing hell-demons is fun. This is known as the Doom Doctrine, and if it isn't then it should be.


With E3 coming up fast we will be running our executive employee profiles so you guys know a bit about the people in the E3 pictures humping John Carmack's leg. The first member to brave my hard hitting questions is a man who is no stranger to fear. Recently, Sway opened The Box and not only did he not pass out, there were no reports of him screaming like a little girl.