I Want To Be Alone.

When I was little I got the ninja/spy game 'Saboteur' on the ZX Spectrum as a birthday party present. (The Spectrum was a 1980s computer that needed a tape player to load games and had 48k of memory. As the games loaded the machine made a sound like train wreck arguing with a dial-up modem.) Saboteur was the hit of the evening.

July 19th - 25th

I donÂ't know about you but my blood is running hot with American Football fever! That may sound a bit odd coming from a resident of the (not currently) frosty north but there you have it. With ESPN NFL 2K5 shipping this Tuesday on the Xbox and PS2 for the sexy low price of $19.99 I think we have plenty of reasons to celebrate!

Hype Hype Baby!

While our very own Elysium is off gallivanting or frolicking or whatever people with Thesauruses do, I've been left to do the Weekly Review. Unlike last week, the forums were filled with all kinds of discussion about events and rumors in the gaming industry. Unfortunately, none of them turned out to be true. It did make for interesting discussion though.

You Have Found a 'ANTIDOTE'!

I'm six hours into Tales of Symphonia, a full-blown Japanese RPG on the Gamecube. These are the gaming equivalent of going to McDonald's in another state. Honest. Allow me to explain. You go on vacation or you're travelling for work and you find yourself in a state you've never been to and in a city that's completely unfamiliar.

A Blade of Stormwind Part Two

It's time for part two in the Blade of Stormwind series! If you missed the first one, you can read it right here. In part two Ronsy sets out on her quest to "borrow" some documents from the Defias Brotherhood.

A Day In The Life

It occurs to me that many of you are not yet endowed with the gift of child, and so you really have little idea what that kind of life is like. I'm sure you've heard many otherwise reasonable adults speak on the bliss of parenthood, its glut of difficulties dismissed as they recite endless platitudes in a secret but organized effort to encourage single people to share their pain.

GWJ Swag Update

Seeing as how we're close to the middle of July I thought now would be a good time for a GWJ swag update. We need fifty pre-orders of shirts and 50 pre-orders of mugs to get them made. Here are the current figures:    T-Shirts: 37 pre-ordered GWJ Mugs: 23 pre-ordered So out of the 2000+ people who visit the site each day this is where we stand so far.

Deus Ex Violentia

Summer is the time for rose-colored glasses if you're a gamer. There's plenty of time inside thanks to that bastard yellow ball of burning we call the Sun, and there's very few new releases to keep us occupied. There's usually so many good games in the Christmas/post-Christmas season that there's plenty left to tide us over.
A while ago I stumbled over a project called Nirvana thanks to a mention over at SuperMutant. It certainly is not the first time that one of our interviews features a remark along the lines of Â"a small team in [insert overly exotic countries such as Germany] is currently working on...Â".

July 12th to 18th

Your mileage may vary, but happy Monday! I have a confession to make this morning, IÂ'm not proud of it but here goes. IÂ'm constantly tempted to play Japanese RPGÂ's despite the fact that I havenÂ't enjoyed one since Final Fantasy VII. I donÂ't like the way most of them portray their characters as children.