Area 51

That's it man, game over man, game over! The Fly, formally known as atomsmasher, has sent us a delightful review of Area 51, the FPS playable on the Xbox and PS2. Like any good cake I find his reviews both consistent and delicious. Thanks The Fly!

Poetic License

I'm a strong proponent of the idea that an author's writing -- or an artist's work, etc. -- should be allowed to stand on its own, without the aid of commentary or explanation from the creative mind that birthed it. In the poems that follow, you may therefore expect little in the way of exegesis or apology from me.

Late Edition

Well folks, over the past half-year I've shared seedy tales of my checkered past with you, let you in on more than a few of my dirty secrets and bored you with tales of sexual intrigue, moral deviancy and downright shameful behavior – all starring me. Last week, I even let slip that I'm either a total loser or an underground hero (depending on what kinds of comics you read).

May 2nd - May 8th

Our good pal at GameTab hasnÂ't contacted me with a release list at the time of this posting so IÂ've gone ahead and done it myself. Poorly. There are a few interesting games coming out this week, two of which are expansions to World War II Online and AsheronÂ's Call 2. Amazing. Our Game of the Week is Pariah which will see ship for the PC and the Xbox this Tuesday for $49.99.

Ninten-do or Ninten-don't?

Not long ago I penned some thoughts on the state of innovation in the industry that devolved into a cognitive exercise on the applicability of strict, literal definitions. Scintillating, I know! It resolved as an unsatisfying thought-experiment that meandered through abstract concepts and really had no material bearing on anything relevant.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Trying to write a cogent review of the movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a lot like trying to catch one's footing during a pebbly landslide. Being unsure where to begin, I grab for a thesaurus and look up confused. "Disorderly, muddled, jumbled," it tells me. Yes, yes, those are all quite fine.

Losing Oneself

When I began typing this article, I intended to title it "Forum Faux Pas". It was to be an examination of the more common errors of logic, argumentation, and good sense that can be found on the GWJ boards and elsewhere.

The Monkey Chased the Weasel

So I woke up and looked at myself in the mirror the other day and I realized a couple of things. First, I look a lot like Paul Giamatti. Younger. Less facial hair, but the resemblance is there. "Hi Paul," I said. "Loved you in Truman Show. Glad you're getting more work." Second, aside from looking like Paul Giamatti, I also looked like crap. Seriously.

April 25th to May 1st

Once next Sunday rolls around we'll be entering the month of May and ever closer to E3. Can you smell the hype? Can you see the PC faithful shuffling back into their caves until the storm blows over?

Grand Re-Opening

Pardon our mess. Building for Your Future. Your tax Dollars at – wait, that one doesn't fit. But you get the idea. Since there have been times over the last half year or so that I have felt decidedly un-comic and/or mischievous (and since I'm sick of hearing Pyro bitch about that lime green Jester) I've decided to rename this space. Welcome to the unveiling. I hope you like it.