Champions of Norrath [PS2]

The Wal-Mart experience youÂ've been waiting for!Not since The Sims have I done so much shopping. Every slaver, ant, goblin, spider and mollusk you kill in Champions of Norrath has a wide array of (usually) crappy items for you to sift through and decide whatÂ's worth picking up.

March 1st - 7th

We have a very solid line-up of releases this week! Yet even with so many great titles coming out the obvious game of the week is Rainbow Brite 4: Payback's a Bitch. No wait, that's from my design document pile, pretend you didn't read that.

Starshatter Demo

It's demo time, and once again we're pointing out one of those that are not likely to receive as much buzz as the trial versions of let's say Painkiller or UT2004. The Starshatter demo (67MB) is pretty much a must download for gamers that are interested in space combat games.

Waiting for the B

Sometimes life imitates art...or is it the other way around? Anyway, sometimes our gaming world intersects with the rest of our world and we have no way to react. We can't exactly draw attention to the event because the chances are pretty good that we're the only one around that would even "get it".

Underground Adventures of 2003

Quite alive for a dead genre: the AdventureGamers posted their Underground Awards, taking a closer look at and awarding the best amateur adventures released in the past 12 months in categories such as story, writing and graphics among others. While they may not look as polished as Broken Sword 3, they definitely provide enough entertainment for puzzle fans.

War Revisited

Smart money suggests that the next cycle of console systems are just around the corner, and that impending unveilings are mere months away. With the most recent battles of the console wars still fresh in gamer minds, and no clear successor to SonyÂ's loftily perched throne decided, the reinvigorated war is destined to be every bit as bloody as before.

Rat Boy

The first user to reach 1000 posts was our very own Lord of the Rats and it's quite possible he still holds the lead for most posts in the forums. Just who is this Rat with all the spare time?Look out ladies, he's single! Ok, so that's not an actual picture of Rat Boy but I had to take a stab at it.

Feb 23 - 29th

It looks like Elysium went ahead and posted his precious article before I could get The Week Ahead up to kick off the week. Once you're done checking out the (sparse) list for this week make sure you scroll down and read Elysium's latest. I think he talks about how gaming affects his relationship with his cat or something.

The Good, The Bad, and The Pointless

Occasionally I like to write meaningful articles that look at some aspect of gaming or its culture, and make a cogent point from a hopefully unique perspective. This is not one of those articles. This is a pointless excuse to talk about something so passé, blasé, and cliché that one must use words of French derivation to simply state how annoying a piece it is.
Yesterday news broke of Infinium Labs, the company behind the Phantom console, seeking legal action against HardOCP for defamation. To quote Infinium PR, HardOCP was "one of the original sites to have spread misinformation" about the Phantom console.