November 15th to 22nd

Do I have to say it? Alright. Half-Life 2 hits shelves everywhere on Tuesday and it is our Game of the Week. The Steam release should happen Tuesday morning as well, certainly around noon unless there are some technical issues. God help Valve if there are technical issues *shakes fist*.
When I start a new article I am met at the very beginning with a Frostian fork diverged in a yellow journalism wood.
Technically, the title of this article is a lie. As Blizzard has stated many times, the true endgame of World of Warcraft will not be implemented until after launch, so as not to Â"spoilÂ" things by letting the rabid powergamers at it and having all the secrets of raid dungeons and battleground pvp encounters spread like a spoilerific cornucopia across the internet.

Robots Dont Bleed, But They Can Cry

My experience playing Halo 2 online over Xbox Live has been a mixed bag so far. As much as I enjoy the feel of Halo and the array of game modes available to play I can't get over the fact that everyone who isn't on my team is a silent robot, a cold merciless killer.

Nov 8th - 14th

Much like Mario 64 on NintendoÂ's post-SNES foray into the world of 3D, Halo stormed out of the gate and clearly defined what the Xbox was going to be all about. It moved units like no other game could for the fledgling console years past the original launch date.

Empty Your Wallets, Bold Predictions

It's times like these I wish I hadn't spent all that donation money on Canadian smack. What began as an innocent look at EB's release list ended with me whimpering on the floor, wondering where it all went wrong.

Tribes Vengeance

"I thought I was your yesterday, I want to be tomorrow" When they first announced a new Tribes made by the guys behind Freedom Force and System Shock 2, I was just a little torn. These developers, Irrational Games, are good ... at singleplayer. The Tribes version of a singleplayer Â"campaignÂ" is just an elaborate tutorial.

Donation Winners Announced!

Congrats to MikeSands for winning the awesome computer system donated by GameGuru! He's been with us since December 2003 and we're happy to send him the ultimate gaming machine!

November 1st to 7th

I'll do a proper Week Ahead tomorrow morning, it's 1:15AM here and I'm pooped! I just wanted to let everyone know that donations are officially closed and we'll be doing the draw tonight (Monday) at 8PM CST. Thanks again to everyone who pitched in and good luck! The Game of the Week is Lord of the Rings: The Third Age because Aragorn told me so.

The Cynic Loosed

Disclaimer: The following mini-reviews represent what could widely be considered an affront to the established conventions of game reviewing in several significant ways. First, they are of a length best suited to describing a game in the manner readers are probably interested, instead of the rambling, self-involved mind-numbing missives which I do so enjoy.