Child Labour in the Gaming Industry?

It may sound more like a conspiracy theory than any concrete accusation, but I believe the gaming industry must be running a camp filled with US children (10-14 years old) somewhere in the South-American jungle, and sourcing them for new input.  It's the o­nly explanation for what often passes as content these days.

Jan 12th - 18th

Before we get started I just want to thank everyone for their entries to the Haiku contest! I'll be compiling them and sending them off to the judges without any user names attached to we don't have to worry about any bias. Sorry Fang, those cookies you sent me were a delicious practice in futility.

Lightspeed

Mini Me, stop humping the laser!If you're as short o­n time as I have been recently, you probably prefer playing the type of game that can be fired up just to take a break for five minutes. Of course, I usually find myself spending more time o­n these titles than originally planned. While browsing through the latest IndieGamer issue I stumbled over o­ne such game: Lightspeed.
Today, we are pleased to post a reader review sent in from our own Reaper81 who is away o­n assignment in Bosnia, or Serbia, or Sweden, or o­ne of those war torn European countries.  Being the fine and edgy military man that he is, we like to imagine he has a reasonable and unique perspective o­n war games.  Now, that perspective might seem a little indelicate for those of you out there made of po

Gaming Haiku Contest Reminder

Just wanted to remind everyone to finish up their gaming haikus this weekend. We've had a good response already, but we're still waiting to hear from a few of you. I haven't read any of the entries yet. Certis is guarding them with Hadafang and Anduril so I can't even get close. Please go and re-read the original contest announcement and rules for directions and deadlines.

Is That Pre-Tax?

After spending the whole day yesterday pondering aloud o­n my habitual consumerism, I couldn't very well just turn it off when it came time to draw a comic. January is a time to start fresh and do things right. For instance, since the new year I refuse to turn o­n my console until my homework is done.

Armed and Dangerous (PC)

Wait, I can do better! ItÂ's been a long time since I kissed a man!Armed and Dangerous is a tale of two nearly opposite halves. O­ne half is a delight of comic vision, full of memorable moments that make you happy to have played, and the other an uninspired series of repetitive events.
When the XBox first hit shelves many people worried that the built in ethernet would lead to the "patchware" syndrome that plauges PC gaming right now. Thankfully we've been spared this so far. However for all the worrying over patches we forgot cover the most important angle, our wallets. Microsoft will begin charging users for downloading the latest Links level over XBox Live.
As already noted a few days ago, a team of (currently) five people is working on a game called UFO: Alien Invasion. The project was inspired by the X-COM series and promises to deliver a turn-based experience similar to the original titles, driven by a modified version of the Quake 2 engine. Want to know more?

The D&D Sessions

It's been a good three weeks since I last talked about starting our pen and paper D&D campaign and I figured it's about time for a status report. Our first two sessions were played over a couple Sundays with an experienced DM by the name of Eric and his wife Sigrid who was new to the game.

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