Think Before You Speak

It's Friday and that means another page from the sketchbook. Occasionally we are lucky enough to attract a companion. Maybe it's our collection of Bioware T-shirts. Maybe it's the towering stack of the old gigantic game boxes in our den. Maybe it's our encyclopedic knowledge of Buffy and 24. We usually try not to worry too much about it.

Shadowbane Gold

We can't this one slide by without some kind of post can we? Ubi Soft sends word that the long long long awaited Shadowbane has gone gold and should be launching March 25th. My time in the beta was spent lagging around and CLICKING ON THE GROUND to move my avatar so as you can imagine, I wasn't very impressed.
While Sega has clearly spurned the Gamecube on the sports front, just perhaps at the pressure of money burdened partner Microsoft, Electronic Arts remains comitted to supporting Nintendo.  EA has announced that the Gamecube will get the full EA Sports treatment that will see the two companies collaborate on 20 or more titles!  Read on for some specifics.
Today begins the annual Game Developers Conference, and with it the sublime Vernal days of gaming conferences which, every year, are fraught with conflict, competition, and, um, conferencing.  We here at GWJ were all set to send someone to cover the conference directly, but it came quickly to our attention that we probably wouldn't get through the front door, which is fine because we're

Laser Squad Nemesis Review

The Wargamer has a review up of the email tactical shooter, Laser Squad Nemesis. The creators of the game are the very same who did X-Com so I would imagine it's well worth looking into. Here's what Veloxi had to say about it:Laser Squad Nemesis isn't going to blow you away visually or audibly, but it does well considering how small the program is.

The GBA SP Stress Test

Those crazy cats over at Modtown took a GBA SP and put it through a gamut of stress tests and burnings to see how the little unit held up. This little feature is more for those of you who already own a GBA and are a bit miffed that Nintendo is putting out a sexier version of the system. Release your rage by watching the videos here.

Computer Zombie

When it’s 3:30 in the morning and you’re sitting on the floor in a trance staring at your open case you just know there’s going to be trouble. The problem with your system (assuming you can even remember what it was when you started) won’t go away or even worse, has changed into some horrific new problem that seems to involve components you didn’t even know you had.

Freelancer Docks Today

Freelancer should be on store shelves in North America today. In celebration of this fact, I thought I'd send you over to for George's quick take on Freelancer. He gives it a very good score and lauds the freedom that the game offers.

Animatrix - Episode II

The second installment of the Animatrix has been released for your viewing pleasure. You can watch it at My workday has started, so I don't have the opportunity to watch it, myself, yet. I'm going to have to leave it up to you guys to check it out and start up the discussion.

Medal of Honor Marching On

Electronic Arts is pushing valiantly forward with the Medal of Honor franchise with the announcement of a variety of titles currently in development.  Good news if you're one of the bazillion fans of World War 2 games that have been mobilizing on software shelves over the past few months.  But with plenty of digital warriors already spread across the European theater, much of Medal of Honor&#