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Microsoft Lends Sony A Hand

August 27, 2002

It always warms my heard to see game companies helping their competitors out. Advertisements

Video Game Violence and Donahue

August 20, 2002

Here’s an interesting article about being ambushed on Donahue regarding violent video games. Unfortunately, violence in the media is now a hot button issue, and it shows no signs of ceasing to be one in the near future. Best comment I’ve heard so far: If video games influcened children, kids that grew up in the […]

Great Machinima

August 9, 2002

This looks like a job for me.

Their Games Prove That They Hate Gamers, So It’s Fair

August 6, 2002

How do you know your company has a PR problem? Here’s a hint.

Random Noise

July 11, 2002

Diversions: Crazy Rabbit will amuse you. Zombo will make you ask for your 30 seconds back. This is stuck at 80. See why the WWF is just like the WWF. News: EA has announced their decision to print more money. NCSoft has announced that they are publishing Trade Wars, which has nothing in common with […]

10 Things To Hate About Neverwinter Nights

July 10, 2002

So I finished Neverwinter Nights over the weekend. It took a lot to get into it, but thankfully, I had almost interminable insomnia. This allowed me to finish it, and better yet, gave me something more entertaining to do than count ceiling fan rotations. My overall review: the single player game is good, but made […]

Grand Theft Auto and Feminism

June 27, 2002

I’m on a mailing list where there is currently a debate about Grand Theft Auto 3. This is a group that is devoted to women’s issues in games, and they are incensed that GTA3 won the IGDA industry award for Game of the Year this year, calling it a ‘slap in the face’ that other […]

MindArk Battles The Man

June 27, 2002

More webmasters with too much time on their hands. How do you spin being busted for using unlicensed software? If you’re Mindark, you say that Microsoft is afraid of the impending cash juggernaut that is Project Entropia. If your response to this is ‘project whaaaa?’, don’t freak, you’re not alone. It gets better. As Waterthread […]

Magic, The Cowboys and Cyndi Lauper

June 26, 2002

What an interesting news day. First off, we have pandemonium at the Cher/Cyndi Lauper double bill. The real shocking thing about this story is that it’s so long – someone put a lot of work into this one. Second, we have the Sporting News displaying their ignorance of football. Does anyone really believe that the […]

Neverwinter Nights Thoughts

June 25, 2002

Selling the game with a naked woman that has nothing to do with the game? It’s a tradition! As for the game NWN itself: when they say that the game has 120 hours of gameplay in single play mode, is that counting all of the times I’ve replayed the first level because of save and […]