The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times

Depeneding on who you ask, the coming year is either a renaissance or a swan song for PC gaming, highlighting one of the great paradoxes of late within the industry, the simultaneous success and failure of gamingÂ's granddaddy.


The Employee Profiles roll forward, this time focusing on Ulairi. Former Horizons pimp (developer), IGN staffer and all around nifty fella. Ulairi didn't send in a picture even though he totally promised he would so here's a dancing robot courtesy of Penny Arcade.Read on for Ulairi's profile and... dammit, there he goes again.

Game Calendar is Live!

After many weeks of toiling away in my secret Batcave/Laboratory (i.e. Computer Room) and several more weeks of procrastination I present Game Calendar! Game Calendar is a way to help everybody on the site get together to play games. When you click on the link above that says "Games", you'll be taken to something that looks like a calendar.

Champions of Norrath [PS2]

The Wal-Mart experience youÂ've been waiting for!Not since The Sims have I done so much shopping. Every slaver, ant, goblin, spider and mollusk you kill in Champions of Norrath has a wide array of (usually) crappy items for you to sift through and decide whatÂ's worth picking up.

March 1st - 7th

We have a very solid line-up of releases this week! Yet even with so many great titles coming out the obvious game of the week is Rainbow Brite 4: Payback's a Bitch. No wait, that's from my design document pile, pretend you didn't read that.

Starshatter Demo

It's demo time, and once again we're pointing out one of those that are not likely to receive as much buzz as the trial versions of let's say Painkiller or UT2004. The Starshatter demo (67MB) is pretty much a must download for gamers that are interested in space combat games.

Waiting for the B

Sometimes life imitates art...or is it the other way around? Anyway, sometimes our gaming world intersects with the rest of our world and we have no way to react. We can't exactly draw attention to the event because the chances are pretty good that we're the only one around that would even "get it".

Underground Adventures of 2003

Quite alive for a dead genre: the AdventureGamers posted their Underground Awards, taking a closer look at and awarding the best amateur adventures released in the past 12 months in categories such as story, writing and graphics among others. While they may not look as polished as Broken Sword 3, they definitely provide enough entertainment for puzzle fans.

War Revisited

Smart money suggests that the next cycle of console systems are just around the corner, and that impending unveilings are mere months away. With the most recent battles of the console wars still fresh in gamer minds, and no clear successor to SonyÂ's loftily perched throne decided, the reinvigorated war is destined to be every bit as bloody as before.

Rat Boy

The first user to reach 1000 posts was our very own Lord of the Rats and it's quite possible he still holds the lead for most posts in the forums. Just who is this Rat with all the spare time?Look out ladies, he's single! Ok, so that's not an actual picture of Rat Boy but I had to take a stab at it.