August 22nd to 29th

Welcome to the slightly delayed Week Ahead, I hope your Monday morning is humming along nicely. There have been some cool site developments over the past week that are probably worth mentioning.

Business As Usual

Let's talk about Xbox 360's pricing, shall we? It's all the rage these days. Did you see what I did just then – I used rage for its double meaning; rage as fashionable, and also rage as crazy freaking angry, the kind of angry where you might throw knives at other knives just because it seems really destructive. Also, I just wrote a sentence with a hyphen and a semicolon!

The sound of one hand eating

Your plans for the evening primarily consist of a protracted excursion into no man's land, fighting dragons, trolls, bad guys, other drivers, or just one more turn in your god game of choice. You've filled the cooler with libations, and set it within arm's reach of your digital mistress.

Code Red Revisited

I have a list. This list is titled Things I Do Not Like. On this list are a great many things. Foreign films, choking on fish bones, and going without sex, are just a few. These are entries number one hundred and three, eighty seven and two, respectively. At position number three, is driving in Boston.

August 15th to 21st

Good Monday everyone, I hope your week turns out to be a good one! I know it's usually pretty taboo for web masters to share stat information publicly these days but since you don't even get user counts anymore, I thought a little info wouldn't hurt. We currently we have 1950 users registered, ten new users over this past weekend alone.

Gamers with Appetites

Using my awesome powers of persuasion and a few carefully selected photos of "that one time at band camp", I've convinced Certis to to let me test the waters of making Anatidaephobia an arena for the Gweejer Gourmet. Because, let's face it, gamers have priorities; sex, food, gaming, family, jobs. Perhaps not in that exact order, but probably fairly close.
Begin a new game of Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (the best game in the series thus far). Play for a few turns, at least to the point that you have revealed the territory of your AI foes and may observe their movements unhindered by the fog of war. Save the game, end your turn, and note the movements of the AI. Then reload your game, end your turn, and observe once more.


Hello, fair readers. This is Certis, making a small change to Fletcher's article. I'm given to understand that a few people have been blocked by their work filters from seeing the front page due to the saucy nature of his opening. I assure you the language is mainly clinical (yet sexy) so while I take no issue with it, apparently the filters do.

August 8th - 14th

Interesting week to look forward to here. First up we have Madden 2006 for every console under the sun. According to IGN, it's less impressive than last year's and shows no real improvement, hurray for exclusive licenses!
My friend Phil has brought me to Best Buy because he's TV shopping and needs moral support. I've never felt entirely comfortable providing this crutch for Phil, because the rate at which the guy buys electronics rivals the rate of growth of Imelda Marcos' shoe collection in the 80s. Where the money comes from, I don't know.