Unreal Vulnerable to DoS Attack

An interesting story up on Bluesnews today.  It appears that there is a potential risk in all Unreal games leaving users open to Denial of Service, DDoS, and Bounce attacks online.  Compounding the issue, the problem is not isolated to new releases, but to all Unreal games from the original Unreal to the recent Unreal 2.Read on for some specifics.

Starwars Galaxies Interface and Feature Cuts

You know a MMORPG is getting closer to release when promised features begin to flutter away like leaves in the Fall. Following that analogy I suppose the bare winter trees would be the end-product. Whoops, my cynicism is showing again.Read on for the details. Big thanks to Griffon walker for the news!

The Animatrix Part 1

Part One of The Animatrix is now live! It provides some more backstory about The Matrix through some anime-ish presentation which looks pretty damn slick. Head on over here to check it out.

Daredevil Review

AICN's Moriarty has posted a review of Daredevil, the latest superhero flick to hit the big screen. The first part of the review is spoiler free so it's safe to peek.Writer/director Mark Steven Johnson deserves much fanboy love and mainstream crossover success for what he’s accomplished here.

Nokia Steps Up

Nokia is entering the handheld fray with the announcement of the N-Gage cell phone. Shaped similar to a GBA Nokia seems to think cell phone users want game playing devices that also act as unwieldy cell phones.The N-Gage is a half-moon-shaped device that measures 5.2 by 2 inches and is an inch thick. It has a 4,096-color active-matrix display and built-in camera for video and still images.

Daily Elysium: A Few Hours With Unreal 2

Despite another hectic day, I had a chance to sit down with Unreal 2 for a few hours yesterday. A hard decision, because Certis’ enthusiasm for the multiplayer element of the new Black Hawk Down demo nearly drove me away from my solemn duty to play games then talk here about those games.

Risky, Becoming a Jedi Is

Anyone who feels violent urges towards me after reading that headline is perfectly justified. I caught an interesting little bit in the Starwars Galaxies FAQ about becoming a Jedi in the upcoming MMORPG. Read on, it's a good one.

Black Hawk Down Demo & Impressions

I've always had a soft spot for the Delta Force series ever since my first online sniper fight. Folks liked to complain about the voxels but I always found they gave you a chance to actually hide instead of squatting in a bush and pretending the enemy can't see you like most games. There's a new Black Hawk Down demo out now and it clocks in at 132 megs.

Book Watch - Crossroads of Twilight

Since book 7 Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series has slowly mired itself deeper and deeper into a rut. Too many characters and sub-plots have ground the story down to a halting lurch where it seems to take 12 chapters to cover an event that should only take one.
Still slow on the news front, so I figured we could all take a moment out of our day to point and laugh at people who simply don't have a firm grasp on reality.  Rick Berman, executive producer of the most recent poorly written Star Trek movie, talked with SciFi Wire about the disappointing numbers for Nemesis' theatrical release.  Surprising as it may seem, particularly for those of you