Yeah, But the Resale Value Sucks

I realize this comic sets a dangerous precedent. However, I make no promises. Anyway, I think I've finally figured out why we're always so insistent on developers releasing demos of new products. I was recently trying to clear off some space on my hard drive and was playing the old Uninstall game. I discovered I had more demos installed than retail games. Demos suit me perfectly.
In anticipation of the upcoming Hidden and Dangerous 2, The Gathering and Illusion Softworks (makers of Mafia) are offering the full version of Hidden and Dangerous and the Devil's Bridge expansion as a free download! If you missed it the first time around (like I did) this is a great chance to give the game a shot.

Ten Hours in Middle Earth

Prove you are worthy of your Fanboi of Middle Earth title by stopping by one of these participating theaters on Tuesday, December 16 to watch the Special Extended Edition of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Thrill to the extended remix of Fellowship of the Ring. Wallow in the special huge edition of The Two Towers. Then sway to the first screenings of The Return of the King!

Star Wars: KotOR PC Info

I see over at Gamestar that the final hardware requirements for the PC version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic were posted. A 733MHz CPU, 128MB RAM and a Geforce gfx card happens to be the required minimum. As for new content and options: resolutions up to 1600x1200 are supported. Three texture packs are featured.

ESRB Asks, "OK to Play?"

I saw over at Voodoo Extreme that the ESRB is going to start an awareness campaign this holiday season asking parents if it's "OK to Play?". The new campaign is targeted at parents and seeks to educate them about which games are appropriate for thier families by placing adverts at cash registers in retailers soon.

World of Warcraft Class News

According to rumours there actually are a few people here looking forward to World of Warcraft. These lunatics might want to head over to the recently updated class page at the WoW website. Blizzard posted some new screenshots of and information on the Paladin, Rogue and Priest classes.

Half-Life 2 In Q2/2004?

The French newspaper Les Echos contains an interview with Christophe Ramboz of Vivendi Universal according to MCV-Online. He states that about one third of the source code was stolen.

Enraged: An Anito Interview

Once again we feature an interview on a game you may not have read about yet. Are you an adventure and/or RPG fan searching for something new? Look no further because the following title could prove to be very interesting to you. 'Anito: Defend A Land Enraged', created by a young indie developer from the Phillipines, mixes elements of both genres in a promising setting.

Homeworld 2

Â"Rolling back the days with my friend I love to playÂ" Homeworld 2 is the sequel to the original Homeworld. There, that's the review and you can stop reading now. Somehow I think I'll get a good old fashioned Certis Â"bull whips and leather masksÂ" beating if I don't keep writing however, so I'll write some more.

New 1C:Maddox Projects Unveiled

The official IL-2 Sturmovik website features exciting news for the flight-simmers among us (which would be Brian Rubin and me): first of all, an expansion for IL-2: Forgotten Battles is in the development. Unfortunately there's no information yet on what exactly we're going to get to see and play in the add-on.The second announcement is more significant though.