Several news sources, including Blues and Homelan, are noting an interesting change to LucasArts' product page for their upcoming MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies.  While once listing the PS2 and the Xbox as platforms for the game, these two platforms have been quietly removed and only the stalwart PC remains.  There are a variety of conclusions to leap to, not the least of which is that development
How long ago was 1998? Well, the obvious answer is about five years - and thanks very much, Captain Math, for calculating that out for me - but I'm going for some kind of context here. So, letÂ's put it this way: 1998 was the year that the original Half-Life was released to a rather startled and pleased public.

World of Warcraft Night Elves

For those of you that didn't catch the latest World of Warcraft screenshots over at EvilAvatar, I suggest you do it now. We are treated to a batch of images that feature the Night Elves as playable races. Can you say "style"? Blizzard's art direction continues to be top-notch. These screenshots ooze atmosphere. Look at the way their eyes glow, even in the distance.

Nostromo Speedpad

The keyboard has been a staple of PC gaming since the dawn of time. When you think about it, itÂ's also fairly inefficient for gaming purposes since we only use about half of it for any given game. That being the case, it was only a matter of time before game-specific replacements came out to take the place our trusty keyboards. Enter the Speedpad.

G-Spy Makes My Life Easier

The aforementioned has directed my attention to this meta news site about games. G-SPY scans a bucketful of gaming sites (sadly GWJ is not among the probed...yet) and gathers up all of the headlines and stories. Then it compiles a list of the stories that were posted on the most sites, and posts them to its own front page.
I like action flicks. Gimme some sex, some violence and a few gaping plot holes and I am a happy camper. Which also explains why I like the Anita Blake books by Laurell K. Hamilton, a series which follows the adventures of an intrepid and sarcastic Vampire Executioner through the streets of St. Louis and beyond.

Finally, A Gaming Website Newer Than Us

I can only assume they're jumping on the bandwagon after the resounding success of our first few months, but Slashdot has opened their own gaming site. Introducing While not really known for their design skills, they already have a huge audience to help them out by submitting stories.

Raven Shield Map Pack

The Platoon Raven Shield site has put together a 50 meg zip file containing the best user made Raven Shield maps currently available. There are nine maps total and highly recommended if you want to make sure you stay compatible with your favorite servers. You know, like the official GWJ Raven Shield server we run once a week! Hit the forums every Thursday for details.
Note the question mark after the word "certain" You just gotta love that. VE3D, Evilavatar, my paper boy and a few others have indicated that all three consoles will be dropping $50 bucks in price soon. One would probably assume correctly that this would come into effect just before E3 when each console maker has their presentation.

E3 SEGA Shots

I'm always a little sad when instead of having the SEGA logo for posts like this I have to use the "all platforms" image. Speaking of being sad, could SEGA's current E3 line-up be any more depressing? ToTheGame has shots from the currently known SEGA games to be shown at E3 this year.