WarCraft III Art Tools Released

If you own WarCraft III and love tweaking/modding games you have you might want to get this: I saw over at Shacknews that Blizzard has released the WC III art tools as promised earlier.Comprising a set of plugins for Discreet®Â's 3ds max®, these tools allow advanced users to create, modify, and quickly preview models and animations, including particle and ribbon effects, that can be used
I suppose an introduction to this new topic is in order, but as youÂ'll soon understand, I should be brief. Parenthetical Aside is a column that recognizes three things: 1) Not every topic needs a four page dissertation, 2) you donÂ't have time to read dissertations anyway, and 3) I sure as hell donÂ't have time to write Â"˜em.
The latest Castlevania wasn't really what I expected. From the early screenshots and initial previews I had the impression it would be side-scrolling, much like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. So when I finally ended the first cutscene and walked out into the game, I was in for a shock.

On my Plate

A big helping of too much is what I have on my plate right now. Damn publishers and their Thanksgiving releases I say, damn them all for not spacing these games out over the spring and summer months when we have room for some excellent games. Mind you, things are pretty good when youÂ're complaining about too many good games coming out all at once.

PlanetSide: Core Combat

Which side? Planetside!One of our resident Planetside junkies and all around good guy Kegboy was kind enough to share his thoughts on the newest (and first) Planetside: Core Combat expansion. Do the new weapons, vehicles, locations and other features spice up the established game? Read on and find out!

More Indy-Mania

Today taking a look at the fan adventure department: a few weeks ago I stumbled over the freeware adventure project Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth.

Zodiac Now Shipping

In order to move that Oprah abomination off the page I thought I'd throw up a little post about the Tapwave Zodiac which is shipping today. The Tapwave Zodiac is a PDA/Gaming device based on the Palm OS. It's a PDA designed for gaming, not the other way around. It can do email, web, SMS, addresses, music, videos, photos and gaming all on the same device.

Oprah Wants YOU

Yes, you read that correctly. If you're lusting for some TV fame you might want to take a look at this offer which I've spotted at Dungeons&Dreamers. Oprah plans a talk show on the topic of videogame addiction. Has an addiction to video games complicated your life or your child's life? How many hours do you or your child spend each day playing video games?

The Wrong Kind of Difficulty

The alternate title of this article was Â"Japan Enjoys Your PainÂ". That's really what I'm feelin on this side of the pond. After giving up on Viewtiful Joe because of frustration with the save point system and occasionally ridiculous bosses I jumped head first into Castlevania: Lament of Innocence.

Nov 3rd - 9th

We've got a ton of games coming down the pipe this week and considering it's 2AM now I think it's safe to say it took me a while to compile the list. I've added a few screenshots and some extra info you may not know about the upcoming versions of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time so be sure to check inside for those details.