Summoner Cubed

Most of my play time has been spent on Voilition's Summoner: A Goddess Reborn on the Gamecube. This is a port if the PS2 version (Summoner 2) and it shows with some murky textures and low-poly creatures. Not to say it looks terrible or anything, just really average. What Summoner 2 lacks in graphics it more than makes up for in game play.

Mortyr 2 Revealed

Assuming this isn't some kind of sick joke, Mirage Interactive has revealed that they are heavy into developing Mortyr 2 and looking for a publisher.

PS2 Limited Edition Flavors

How much would you pay for a Super Red Limited Edition Playstation 2? Wait! Don't answer yet! What if it came with a free Super Red Limited Edition stand? Would you pay $314.99? Sony seems to think you might. You can pick up a PS2 in one of 5 new limited edition colors from the Playstation website. I haven't seen these in the stores yet.

Zelda Pre-Order Starts For Real

Last week Nintendo announced that 250,000 of you nutty gamers already pre-ordered the upcoming Zelda: The WindWaker. Unexpected? Perhaps not. But this week marks the official start of the Zelda pre-order program.

MMORPG Launch Alert: A Tale in the Desert

For those of you who like to give each new MMOG a try, February 15 saw the launch of A Tale in the Desert. This unique game drops you into ancient Egypt where you must work towards achieving perfection in the seven disciplines of man. If you think one of these disciplines surely must be whacking overgrown ants or rats, you might want to check out the FAQ.

EB's Return Policy Down the Drain

Reports from EB managers across North America indicate that Electronic Boutique will no longer be accepting returns on games beginning on March 1st. They will allow you to return defective items for a copy of the same game but that's about it. Something like this screams reactionary after their poor stock performance but it looks like the only real reason to shop at EB is slipping away.

The Week Ahead

This weekend I spent quite a bit of time playing through the C&C Generals single player game and Summoner: A Goddess Reborn on the Gamecube. You can expect a review of both eventually, assuming I don't get buried under all of the games coming out in March. As for this week, it's pretty solid.

Movie Watch: Old School

I had the opportunity to catch a preview release of the latest in a long line of college comedies, Old School. Coming out this Friday, Old School is about a guy (Luke Wilson) who has just broken up with his long-time girlfriend after walking in on a little swinger party she was having while she thought he was away.

Games, Does a Body Good

BBC News has posted an article about games and all the good they do the people who insist on playing them.

Happy Valentine's

I know you probably relished in the honeyed schadenfreude of watching The Sims Online not sell. It appeared as though the franchise with the biggest advantage was unable to capitalize on it. I thought I'd take a moment to remind you how lucky you are that it didn't replace sliced bread.It could have made things awkward.