Greg Costikyan posted a Blog a couple days ago about the feeling of doom and gloom at this year's GDC thanks to developers being forced to work on license games and sequels instead of new and creative projects. With independent developers slowly dwindling it's very possible he was right on the mark. Things really get interesting when Warren Spector replies to his initial rant..

Peter Goes to Bat

Peter Molyneux believes that the British government should be lending financial aide to small game developers. This concept would be similar to subsidies given to the film industry in the region. "It is well known that Britain leads the world in development terms," he told BBC News Online.
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Interplay Hates You

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel has been announced for the Xbox. Is it finally the 3rd Fallout RPG many were hoping for? No, it's a 3rd person action title similar to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance except it looks pug-fugly. We've known this was coming for a while now but to actually see it is very depressing to say the least.

A Tale in the Desert Review

pc.ign.com has posted a review of A Tale in the Desert, the recently released non-combat MMOG that no one seems to have noticed. IGN went ahead gave it a 8.9 overall.This game is incredibly ambitious and delivers more than I expected. There are so many different things to do and so many different ways to play the game that I can't imagine anyone getting bored.

Chicks in Gaming

I don't know where the BBC News gets off saying that gaming is a male dominated hobby where skirts aren't welcome. I mean, we love chicks right guys? I say if a nice piece of tail wants to join in the fun more the power to her! That message isn't getting through apparently; maybe we're not sensitive enough.Read on..

Zelda Pre-Orders Take Off

Here's a little ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy period for Nintendo. Zelda: The Wind Waker has 560,000 pre-orders so far two weeks before its release this month. This number beats the amount of Vice City pre-orders by a fair margin, something which Nintendo is quick to point out.

Age of Mythology Sells 1 Million

Microsoft has sent along word that their excellent RTS Age of Mythology has sold over 1 million copies world wide. This of course means that once these buyers start playing online they will probably be joining the hordes of Norse rushers who have nothing better to with their lives. What, me bitter? Yes.Read more if you really feel a need to watch MS talk about how great they are. 
Seriously, what is up with my headlines today?Ok, there's apparently only seven of you out there reading the front page today, so let's sneak in a little Gamecube talk under the wire.  I noticed, via Voodoo Extreme, this 'exclusive Nintendo response' to recent troubles, in which Nintendo assures customers that all is well with the Gamecube, and a perception otherwise is likely

Nintendo Fights Bad Press

With steady pronouncements of 3rd parties taking their balls and leaving while retailers in the UK are halting Gamecube sales Nintendo is doing some damage control.

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