Oh, yes.  It was payback time.When I haven't been jacked into a certain MMORPG beta which shall remain nameless my time has been spent blowing pirates out of the sky in Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge.

Attempting to Create a Gaming "Canon"

I saw over at Slashdot Games where there was an article about an attempt to create a canon for gaming. Somewhat like a literary canon, which is a collection of works that are essential to read for anyone serious about literature. Everything from Tic Tac Toe to Halo is included though there are a few omissions.

Oct 27 - Nov 2nd

It's snowing outside today, gusting too. I'm a little sad about it but I also appreciate what it means to my inner-gamer. An excuse. Finally, an excellent reason to stay inside and play some games without feeling like you should be doing something else. With Amped 2, Call of Duty, Gladius, Rainbox Six 3 and more hitting shelves this week we're going to need all the help we can get!
Saw over at Adventure-Treff that iMuse Island posted a nice interview with Peter McConnell. The ex-LucasArts composer was involved in the creation of the soundtracks of classic titles such as Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island 2, Sam&Max, Full Throttle and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis among others.

ATI Compensates for Half-Life 2 Delay

Or so they think.


I'm beginning to reverse my position on patching console games. Up until recently, I've been adamantly opposed to consoles being allowed to patch their software. I've worried about the slippery slope between gameplay updates and releasing software that is just plain unfinished. Well, this week's bout with Viewtiful Joe has nearly changed my mind about the whole issue.

Viewtiful Joe

CUT! CUT! CUT!YouÂ're sitting in the theater with your best girl and watching a special re-release of the classic Star Wars trilogy when suddenly a giant Darth Vader reaches out of the movie screen and snatches your date away as she screams for rescue.
Instead of praising myself for coming up with such a clever headline I'll direct the spotlight onto 21-6 Productions. The most known title from the young indie developer is Orbz and it's quite a challenge to categorize the game with a few words. Let's just say it incorporates golf elements but it's not golf and multiplayer happens to be the focus.

Two Realities: The N-Gage

Recent stories hinted at a rather weak launch of Nokia's cell phone/gaming handheld combo in the UK and in the US. Ilkka Raiskinen, "senior vice president entertainment and media" at Nokia, however, states that the company shipped 400,000 units so far according to this Reuters story.The number refers to models Nokia has sold to shops and other retail outlets, but Raiskinen said sale

Max Payne 2

Love Kills....I could spend all day dancing around the point, hemming and hawing over the Havoc rag doll physics married to Max Payne 2Â's revamped engine, prattle on endlessly about stylistic presentation, and speak volumes about the ever pleasurable experience of diving down staircases in bullet-time while levying a healthy stream of projectile death into some anonymous bad guy whoÂ'