Sim Taxman (Yeah, Yeah)

I'm doing my taxes now. I'd rather being playing a game or chewing glass, but it's tax season and I'm a responsible citizen so it's time to see what I can do for my country. Monetarily, of course. I love the term Tax Season. Makes it sound like a game, which it isn't. It really really isn't. It could be I suppose.

March 7th - 13th

Until we get into this weeks releases I just want to apologize for the slow front page content lately. We really want to have something new up Monday to Friday but it can be tough to manage with real life constantly asserting its will on us and our disinterest in posting every half-baked piece of writing sent our way.

I Didn't Want To Be Popular Anyway!

I did something I donÂ't normally do the other day.  I tuned my radio from the safe haven of public radio or my personal localized iTrip broadcast to a few of the more popular stations in this metro market.  IÂ'm here to tell you it's ugly out there, people.  I happened quickly upon one of those stations where idiot deejays take call-ins from people on whether a thirty-fo
So this is going to take longer than I thought. Mainly because I just acquired a fancy, new flame-colored Game Boy Advance SP, which adds another three Zeldas to my list, but also because IÂ'm having a hard time depriving myself of all of the other tasty-looking games I own. I mean, the Zeldas are great, wonderful games, but Beyond Good and Evil just showed up at my door.

Feb 28th - March 6th

A sneeze away from March and still no sign of winter letting up in my neck of the woods. Where's the justice I ask you? God help me, I want to start jogging again! Well, if nothing else it's a good excuse to keep playing some games without too much guilt.

Coach *Legion* Begins

We have a little something different for you this Sunday. For one, we're actually posting on a Sunday, that right there would be enough for other articles to give this one a wedgie in the school yard. Sunday aside, this feature is different because it talks strategy, football strategy to be precise. Let's join Coach *Legion* on the field and see what he has to say.

Musings From The Guest Room Closet

I find I have a lot of time on my hands lately to mull over otherwise boring topics while scrubbing obscure corners of my house so strangers can come in, judge my furniture, and do a whole lot of not buying my place. Let me tell you, there are a lot of people out there perfectly happy, and really quite skilled at not buying my house. ItÂ's like a profession, or maybe an intramural sport.

Special Edition: Slambie

A long, long time ago I interviewed Slambie for an article I was planning to do about women gamers. The article itself went nowhere and for the longest time our chat log has collected dust on my hard-drive.

Water Ballet

Until this very day my experience with synchronized swimming was limited to a scene in a Mel Brooks movie and a cruise ship commercial or two. Now, thanks to a little SO peer pressure, I can finally say that I have first-hand knowledge of it. Or second-hand rather. Or whatever hand you use to describe sitting on your butt while other people do the hard work.

Feb 21st - 27th

I got an email from Jeremiah over at tonight, possibly the greatest missive I've ever recieved. He sent me a list of every game coming out this week for every platform, all formatted and ready to go. It covers every base and allows me to be lazier than ever before! Unfortunatly he won't write these front page parts and I still have the Game of the Week decision to make.