Gabe Drops the Bomb

Over at Tech Report they have an article up describing the latest Half-Life 2 debacle. It seems NVidia's newest graphics cards don't cut the mustard when it comes to Half-Life 2. Specifically 30fps on a Geforce 5900Ultra when a Radeon 9800Pro gets 60fps.

Xbox Bugs Found

We always knew it. A sensational report at California Online points at a new kind of threat to everybody's (more or less) favourite living room equipment. No, not the couch. Someone recently checked no less than two Xbox units that had stopped working and found the reason for the malfunction: cockroaches.

Gothic II: Die Nacht des Raben

About 8 months after the launch of Gothic II here in Germany, Piranha Bytes released an add-on to the action-RPG, providing new fodder for the fans. Which means, this happens to be one of those cases where I can get my hands on a game ahead of you guys, penning what might be one of the first English reviews.

Daily Elysium: Madden vs. ESPN

It's September and that means one thing: yellowjackets are trying to kill me.  I don't know what it is with those venomous little darts of angry death, but when you've got a yellowjacket allergy even going to the grocery store for floor cleaner and feta cheese is the civilian equivalent to infiltrating a mafia hideout wearing a t-shirt that says 'I'm a stoole pigeon, shoot

Silent Storm Preview

Certis spread the "Silent Storm-'luv" by pointing us to the demo that released a few weeks ago. Catapulting the turn-based game onto the 'want'-lists of quite a number of players. GameSpy features a preview of Nival's game.

The PS2 Saga Continues

While people all around the world are still busy debating the ever-amusing "2nd place"-topic, Sony simply keeps on selling their system without worrying too much. MCV is reporting that the company shipped no less than 60 million PS2 units so far.

Steam, Valve and Trial by Fire

Steam will come out of beta Wednesday, just in time for the launch of Half-Life 2. It's also rather timely for the original Half-Life, as a patch in the near future will require use of Steam to play Half-Life online, replacing the WonID system the game has used since it's release.

Sept 8 - 14

I feel like my week started on Saturday with much of my time spent squatted over my computer trying to fix it after replacing the motherboard, CPU and RAM with some new stuff. As usual, I can't do an upgrade without spending days trying to sort it out and eventually fixing it with a solution unknown to even myself. Good times, good times.

Gothic II

My review of the German version of Gothic II was originally published in January over at EA. Meanwhile it is not available anymore due to the switch to a new database. Seeing that you'll get to read my thoughts on recently released expansion to the game soon, we decided it would make more sense if it was reposted here now.

Desert Combat Q&A

Los HomeLANitos feature an interview with Frank DeLise, who initiated Desert Combat. He's talking about the success of the Battlefield 1942 mod (700,000 downloads of the latest version) and what we're going to see in the upcoming version. Well in .4, there will be 3 new maps and 2 new gameplay mods. This is going to be very exciting. One map is called, DC_Weapon_Bunkers.