Oddworld Stranger's Wrath

Is that a chipmunk in your crossbow, or are you just happy to see me?

Unrealistic Expectations

IÂ'm under the distinct impression that most people live hopelessly hopeful lives of constant futility.  IÂ'm also not convinced thatÂ's a bad thing.  People have the admirable tenacity to dream big in spite of any reassuring evidence that those dreams might ever be fulfilled.  And despite the realistic certainty that most of us are more likely to approach the speed o

The Zelda Diary Part One: The Quest Begins

So I got the Gamecube a while back right? Well one glance at the Nintendo logo and the music from the original Zelda started running through my head non-stop.

Feb 7th - 13th

ItÂ's well known that GWJ keeps it real in the hizzy, which is why NBA Street V3 is The Game of the Week. EA Games ban notwithstanding, the NBA Street series has proven to be surprisingly fun over the years and it looks like the latest version maintains the trend.

Winning Eleven 8

'I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football.' Les Ferdinand I used to play soccer back in the day, a dark time where none of you were lucky enough to have me in your lives yet. I can't say I was a super star or anything but I was great at knocking people over and stealing the ball.


Comic books; never had any use for Â"˜em.  I know thatÂ's not necessarily the warm fuzzy way into a lot of your hearts, but theyÂ've always held the same kind of appeal to me as anime, which is to say not a lot.

It's not you...

Writers, theyÂ're a fickle bunch.  It just doesnÂ't matter how much money you throw at them, or how many cases of bourbon you send, most of them will still flake out on you.   ItÂ's true.  On the scale of dependability, writers rank just a little above pirates, but below topless dancer on a coke bender.  (Some writers spend their lives trying to get below a topless

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.