Dr. Henry Jenkins Interview: Pt. 1

In 1999 the United States Senate held a series of hearings in the aftermath of the shootings at Columbine, at issue youth violence, the media, and not the least of which, video games.  Having published two widely read books on mass communication, Textual Poachers and From Barbie to Mortal Kombat, Dr.

Unreal 2 Demo Denied

The official Unreal 2 forums contains news that there will be no demo forthcoming on the recently gone gold title. The reasons given are that everyone is much too busy doing other stuff that's like, really important.

Ikaruga Confirmed

Just in case anyone was worried, the popular old school shooter Ikaruga has been confirmed for a North American release on the Gamecube. The bad news is the current release date isn't schedualed until April of this year.

Kazaa Files Pointless Countersuit

After judge Stephen V. Wilson dismissed Sherman Networks' claim that it could not be sued by the RIAA because it was not a U.S.

Praetorians Screenshots

We don't generally report screenshots but I've been meaning to cover Praetorians for a while now. The demo felt kind of a like a mix between Age of Mythology and the Total War series, which was interesting since I do pretty well at AOM and get wasted in games like Shogun: Total War. The end result was me surviving against the AI but totally flubbing my troop formations in the process.

Top Ten Selling Games of 2002

NDP has released their list of the top ten selling PC games of 2002. You'll never guess which title and it's expansions dominate!1. The Sims Vacation Expansion Pack - Maxis/Electronic Arts - $282. The Sims Unleashed Expansion Pack - Maxis/Electronic Arts - $283. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos - Blizzard/Vivendi Universal Games - $544.

GeForce FX Reviews

Open the floodgates, GeForce FX reviews have started to pop up all over the place today. Here's what HardOCP had to say about Nvidia's latest:The Bottom Line: The GeForceFX 5800 Ultra is a very hot and noisy beast that may give you a bit of an edge over the current king of the hill, the ATI 9700 Pro in some applications.

Retailers Set To Sell Downloadable Music

Interesting exercise in futility from today's New York Times.  According to this Times article, six retailers, including Best Buy and Tower Records, are ramping up a service called Echo which will allow consumers to purchase downloadable music.  While there's little specificity about format, price, or selection, it occurs to me that these retailers would have to pull off a marketing mira

The Week Ahead

Monday already? Time flies when you're watching a boring Super Bowl! It looks like this would be a good week to work on your existing game collection since there just isn't much coming out. It does make my job easier though so let's get on with it.

The Amazon.com Daily Elysium: Buy Stuff!

WeÂ've got a huge week planned for you at Gamers With Jobs. Certis is working on some impressions of Dead or Alive Xtreme Volleyball, and IÂ'm pretty certain heÂ's got a new site design in the works so GWJ may look different/better soon.