You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have "… the 2005 year-in-review. Or, more accurately, the highly biased, completely subjective, and woefully incomplete Elysium-flavored look back at 2005.
I've come solidly to the conclusion that the memories of my childhood are best left in a box at the back of my brain, sealed in some kind of titanium container, with a big yellow sign on the front that says "˜do not inspect too closely'.
As you settle yourself to Thanksgiving dinner at your large overstuffed table surrounded by large overstuffed family and try not to listen to your mother and her drunk belligerent brother have their annual argument over who knocked who off a bike and down a ravine in 1971, it's natural to look forward toward the end of Thanksgiving. Natural, that is, unless you work retail.
The first snow of the year has fallen, along with the temperatures, and that can mean only one thing. It's cold, and I'm an idiot for living in Minnesota. But, if it meant two things, it would also mean that gaming season has begun.
As I look back over the past few weeks of front page coverage, all I see is games, games, games, give us money, games, and a man wearing a coconut bikini-top that does not cover the parts a coconut bikini-top is damn well supposed to cover.
Welcome to this third opportunity to make fun of the, I assure you, many many perverts who inadvertently arrive at GWJ looking for content that I very much hope we never provide in any measurable volume. The following is the tiniest sampling of unusual and disturbing search terms which bring people to our little website.
Everquest 2, when it was released, was a game that I managed to play for about a week before abandoning it as a disappointing follow-up to one of my favorite addictions. I offer that as an opening statement so you know from the start precisely what kind of mindset I'm coming from.
Upon our return from LA and this year's E3, way back in the misty month of May, we were quickly scandalized for not toeing the line on Ensemble's newest Age of Empires. It appeared we were the only visitors to the show that walked out the door not over-whelmed by Ensemble's offering.