The Northwoods Wallpaper Effect

Several years ago I eschewed pretty much all chemically mind altering forms of stimulation, and it's a decision that I question on an hourly basis.

Torment Revisited

As of this writing, two weeks have passed since I decided to play through Planescape: Torment, and much has changed in the interim. My outlook on gaming has changed. My appreciation of gaming's past and my expectations for its future have been bolstered. My zest for life has increased, my six terminal illnesses have miraculously been cured, and my libido has never been more active.

Forty Years in the Desert

I took a couple of night courses a while back to shore up my degree, one of which was called Working in Groups. It was geared towards cubicle-dwellers looking to move up the ladder and, as one might infer, was about working in groups. It was nowhere near being up my alley, but I had to take it to take another class that actually meant something to me.

March 28th - April 3rd

There will be no April Fools jokes on GWJ this year or any year, we're far above such tomfoolery and scuttle-buggery. We donÂ't need some contrived Hallmark holiday to make asses of ourselves or our readers, 365 days a year baby!

Silent Hunter III

"Forty years I've been at sea. A war at sea. A war with no battles, no monuments... only casualties. I widowed her the day I married her. My wife died while I was at sea, you know." - Captin Ramius Here's a review from that clean shaven young lad Sanjuro.

The Zelda Diary Part Three: Waiting for Zelda

I haven't played a Zelda game in two weeks. Not a single one. Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Link's Awakening "… they're sitting there, watching me, waiting for me to pick them up and play them. Yet somehow whenever free time has come my way I've managed to play anything but Zelda.

March 21st - 27th

ItÂ's a big week for tech enthusiasts (and obsessive compulsives) everywhere! SonyÂ's PSP will finally be hitting the shelves and it looks like they are making sure plenty of games will be available right away. Obviously Sony isnÂ't screwing around and it will be interesting to see how much of a dent this will put in NintendoÂ's market share.

Bits and Windmills

Do you ever feel like you're just wasting your time playing games? I rarely do myself, but I get the feeling that I'm supposed to. People aren't supposed to play video games after a certain age, at least that's the vibe I get from other people. The older you get, the less people talk about games.


Robear is a grizzled veteran of the P&C forums and he's got the sword to back it up. He also participates in "combat sports" to get his exercise, that usually means you wear a cup and get kicked in the jimmies (we miss you already, Billy) a lot. To each his own I suppose. Read on for Robear's profile! If you don't, he might come after you. The eyes, the EYES!

Spiderman's Web

I think it's fair to say that the topic of the week has been whether or not certain sequels and/or prequels to certain games and/or movies will live up to the standards and/or mythos of the originals.