Fang Blackbone

Fang Blackbone. The name alone is enough to strike fear into the hearts of the burliest men. Fang Blackbone. Ruler of isometric Action-RPG's and knower of way too many MMORPG facts and ideas. Fang Blackbone. Giver of advice in the ways of love through our very own forums.

March 28th - April 4th

Finally, we can relax and not worry so much about buying games this week. There are a couple notables on the PC and PS2 side of things but that's about all she wrote. With slim pickings to choose from, the game of the week will be.... BAMM BAMM BAMM! Breed.

The Force Is Strong With This One

Along with the good pain of attempting to master Colin McRae's punishing if rewarding version of rally racing, I've also been putting the time into some Ninja Gaiden. Some folks -- especially locally it seems -- feel that this would fall in the bad pain variety.

Damn Bots

I love playing games online. In fact, since getting the Xbox, I rarely play any single player games anymore. I enjoy the social aspect and it's more reassuring to me to compete against human beings with all their inherent flaws. I know that when I beat a computer at something it's only because the computer was basically programmed to let me win.

A Tale of Two Aircraft

The days are getting longer, the ice houses are off the lakes, and there isnÂ't a constant buzzing of snowmobile engines in the air like angry robot bees. Spring is near, the sun has begun to feel warm again, and if itÂ's possible to imagine such a thing, other elements of life have begun to overtake videogaming at the forefront of my mind.

The End Of The World Is Nigh

I am utterly convinced that the world -- this world -- as we know it will end roughly around April 27th, 2004. Asteroid, spontaneous combustion, overarching plague... something is going to happen to create the End Of Days. Why?

March 22nd - 28th

Ubi Soft has two solid titles coming out this week and it's been tough to pick which one should receive top billing. Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow has a title that confuses and scares me while "Farcry" is way shorter but it's not a real word. In the end, thanks to the fact that it will be released on the PC and Xbox I'll have to give the nod to Pandora Tomorrow.

Dawn of the Dead Review

Well, dead in the sense that they fell down. Then they got back up. Then they started eating each other. - Steve Gaald sent in a review of Dawn of the Dead, a remake of the classic George Romero flick from back in the 70's. Can Ving Rhames carry this movie on his manly shoulders? Read on and find out!

The AGDzine Chats With Ron Gilbert

I saw over at the Adventure Corner that the Adventure Game Developer Zine features a pretty nice interview with Ron Gilbert. Who was involved in a number of LucasFilm Games classics such as Monkey Island as well as in Cavedog's Total Annihilation.

Everyone fancies themselves a cartoonist

Welcome to the inaugural edition of my new comic strip, Up Up, Down Down. The idea to try to create a comic strip has been percolating in my mind for a very long time, and you guys -- for better or for worse -- get to enjoy the first fruits of those labors. Note my cunning choice for the first strip... not a human in sight.