Microsoft's Diabolical Plans

At GDC this year Gamespot sat down with Dean Lester, the top dog of Microsoft Windows Graphics and Gaming division. A few tidbits were collected during the interview, one being that Direct X 9 may be the last DX we see for a couple years.

This Just In - Videogames Popular

If Reuters is to be believed, and I think it is, then the videogame market is continuing to outpace a flagging world economy by growing at double digit rates.  I don't know why this is good news, per se, as 1) I don't make money off the video game industry, and 2)  ...

Planetside Spotlight has posted a spotlight on Planetside along with some new screen shots of the game in action. I think they're hoping to wow and amaze us but I'm feeling pretty under whelmed at this point.

The Week Ahead

I'm a little low on time today so rather than fill up the front page with the usual nonsense we will dive right into the releases for this week. Shave your legs and strap on your speedo, here we go!

Daily Elysium: Everquest Confessional

The sun sets fiercely over the parched dust of the Field of Bone, and from over a nearby hill something evil screams and dies. Lysion rustles his scaled tail, sniffs the air, and kicks absently at a scorpion that scampers past his bare foot.

Playstation 3 in 2003?

Well, you've probably already seen this rumor on a dozen sites by now, but I'd feel irresponsible if I didn't post it here. According to this Bloomberg story, Sony may introduce Playstation 3 this year, effectively getting a two year jump on the competition. This strategy certainly worked for them this last round. It makes sense that it would again. What does this mean for us?

Amped 2 Announced

Microsoft has sent word that Amped 2 will be released this winter for everybody's favorite black and green monster. Along with this comes news that like many games, it will have Xbox Live support but only for stat tracking, replay sharing and downloading new content.

Halo 2 Slips

And lo, the Microsoft did speak, and unto the Gamernites He did say, you have worshipped the Golden Plumber, and it hath displeased me.  And the Gamernites wailed and gnashed their teeth, but the Microsoft looked upon them with displeasure, and their suffering was increased.  Then He did say, 'for thy transgressions I shan't deliver unto you Halo 2 in this year'.  The Gamernites did

Max Payne Kung-fu Mod 3.0

I've been following the development of the Max Payne Kung-Fu mod for quite some time now. Like many projects similar to this one, I was expecting it to fade away before reaching any kind of final release but version 3.0 has proven me wrong.

Metroid Prime Game of the Year Again

According to this Reuters article at Yahoo!, Metroid Prime was voted "Game of the Year" last night at the Game Developers Conference going on in San Jose. I guess what makes this notable is that these are awarded by more of a "jury of your peers" than most of the other awards we've seen.