Code Red

So I was bored the other day. Nothing new there. I'm frequently bored. I'm afflicted with the ennui of the criminally intelligent. Luckily I have a stockpile of entertainment supplies for just that reason. On this particular day I felt like playing a game, and had a hankerin' for something spacey.

Pirates of the Spanish Main

Once word leaks out that a pirate has gone soft, people begin to disobey you, and then it's nothing but work, work, work, all the time. - The Dread Pirate Roberts My friend Erik got a job managing a geek shop called Campaign Outfitters (order online!) here in Winnipeg a couple weeks ago. This is a problem for me because they sell all sorts of things I shouldn't be spending money on.

January 31st - February 6th

Welcome to (almost) February everyone, weÂ're almost out of the gaming release slump but weÂ're not quite there yet. There is only one game worth mentioning this week and for fans of the series, it's very good news indeed. Winning Eleven 8 for both the Xbox and PS2 will be shipping this Tuesday for $39.99.

Five Stages

IÂ've got nothing.  I mean, nothing.  Not a single workable idea.  Not a one.  I am bereft of inspiration.


By now we all know DuckiDeva and her many articles regarding gaming, sex and.. sex. But who is the man behind the woman? What makes him tick and why is it Deva puts up with him? Perhaps our little profile will shed some light. He doesn't look like he's much help around the house. Read on for the profile!

Drinking and Gaming: The Dynamic Duo

I remember reading an article once about how Generation Next doesn't drink. The reasoning went that drinking slows the reflexes and blurs the vision, and therefore the youth of today (or yesterday, depending on how you look at it), who are all Serious Gamers , abstain in order to retain their skillz. Naturally I saw this as a sign of the end times.

January 24th to 30th

The January dry time continues with a quiet two game release list. One is Playboy: The Mansion for the PS2, Xbox and PC. The other is our Game of the Week, Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for the Xbox. Consider the long line of Oddworld games, this time with a Western twist and an all new lead character.

Sid Meier's Pirates!

And really bad eggs... Drink up me 'earties, yo ho! We don't usually hold with any type of scoring system here at GWJ but when SpyNavy sent in his review of Pirates! complete with his own special system I couldn't really say no. You see, Spy is in the military and they might be training him to kill people with mind bullets.

The Seven-Week Itch

 Like a bride ordering a mail order bridegroom, most gamers have no idea what to expect when the tuxedo comes off and they can get their hands on the code of a much ballyhooed and anticipated game.  Sure, there are those who may have lived with him first, (beta testers), but youÂ're sure they never went all the way, and besides, they only lived with him while he was getting ready to be

The Empire Strikes Back Syndrome

I am and will remain a fan of games that throw a solid story at the player.  I will continue to put myself into the digital ether and demand that designers invest as much time telling a story with their technology as they spend on the technology itself, and will beat with wordy prose those who treat narrative as a meaningless ancillary to gushing virtual blood and titillating anti-aliased curve