Archive for October, 2005

Oct
30

World of Warcraft: Expansion Pack

October 30th 2005 by Yzabel in Gaming News, In The Media, MMOGs/MMORPGs, PC Games 0 comments

Several years have passed since the Burning Legion’s defeat at Mount Hyjal and the races of Azeroth have continued to rebuild their once shattered lives. With renewed strength, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance have begun to explore new lands and broken through the Dark Portal to investigate the realms beyond the known world. […]

Oct
28

A Force More Powerful

October 28th 2005 by Yzabel in Gaming News, In The Media, Strategy Games 0 comments

Ever thought of learning the ropes and strategy of nonviolent conflict? If the answer is “yes”, then A Force More Powerful may be something you’d wish to keep your eyes upon. Wired News has an interesting article about this upcoming game, the child of Ivan marovic who, along with the Otpor resistance group, helped remove […]

Oct
26

Why Morrowind Will Ruin Your GPA

October 26th 2005 by ThumbGods Editor in Game Reviews 3 comments

About two years ago (Long long ago, before I met my boyfriend Stick), I was at Eric’s, lying on the couch and studying. With characteristic focus on my homework, I looked over Eric’s shoulder and saw Morrowind. “Oooo, that looks pretty. And you have lots of stuff in your bag! Can I play?” “I told […]

Oct
26

Game Developer Lists Top 20 Publishers

October 26th 2005 by Sarah White in Game Reviews, Gaming News, In The Media, PC Games, Xbox Console 0 comments

For the third year in a row, Electronic Arts has taken top honors in Game Developer magazine’s list of the top 20 game publishers, according to a news release. EA reached revenue of more than $3 billion this year. Activision, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony rounded out the top five. Microsoft slipped from No. 2 last […]

Oct
16

Special Offer on Irth Online

October 16th 2005 by Yzabel in Gaming News, In The Media, MMOGs/MMORPGs, PC Games 0 comments

The game itself looks interesting for some of its announced features (non-instanced player housing, open skill system not involving levels…), even though it seems to me like one of the “calssical fantasy-types MMORPGs” out there, but one thing is certain: it never harms when one can subscribe to a MMORPG while benefitting from a few […]

Oct
13

The Sims 2: How to Buy Electronics

October 13th 2005 by Jim Moser in Gaming News 10 comments

When I first started playing the Sims 2, I was having a great time, so were my sims…Until! One of my sims had a peculiar aspiration: he wanted an MP3 player. Then he wanted a cell phone and a handheld video game. Befuddled, I took my sim to the community lots (the stores and park) […]

Oct
13

ROSE Online: Q&A

October 13th 2005 by Yzabel in Gaming News, In The Media, MMOGs/MMORPGs 0 comments

Stratics presents today a series of Q&A with Gravity, makers of the famous Ragnarok Online, about ROSE Online, their upcoming MMOG. This one seems to be targeting a younger audience (namely “Teens and Tweens”), yet can probably be of interest to older players as well (after all, it looks like there is a deeper, evolving […]

Oct
11

Phoenix Wright Retails In America

October 11th 2005 by Yzabel in Gaming News, In The Media, Playstation 2 Games 8 comments

“Courtroom drama”: this is how Gamespot qualified Capcom’s Phoenix Wright. Until now, the game wasn’t available in the USA before, but soon this won’t be a problem anymore: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney now retails for $29.99 on PS 2. According to a previous review written about it, the game is pretty much heavily text-driven, but […]

Oct
11

Greek Houses in The Sim’s University

October 11th 2005 by Jim Moser in PC Games 0 comments

In playing the Sim’s University Expansion pack, I got a little confused when I wanted to join a Greek house. Each source I went to said that all I needed to do was click the phone and choose “Join a Greek House”. I found out that this was not an option: when I clicked the […]

Oct
11

Renaissance Kingdoms

October 11th 2005 by Yzabel in Game Reviews, PC Games, RPGs 0 comments

For these moments when you want to play a game online but don’t have much time to dedicate to it everyday, here’s one of these little “management/roleplay” games that will only demand you a few minutes of your time: Renaissance Kingdoms (also available in French at Les Royaumes Renaissants). It’s free (unless you want to […]

Oct
11

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

October 11th 2005 by Yzabel in Gaming News, In The Media, PC Games, RPGs, Xbox Games 1 comment

Everybody remembers Arena, Daggerfall and Morrowind? Yes? No? You should! Not only have these games marked their time, but the fourth opus of the Elder Scrolls series is now to come soon… very soon… on our beloved machines. I’ve seen a pretty snazzy demo of the game recently, and both my boyfriend and I were […]

Oct
10

Final Fantasy: A Look Back

October 10th 2005 by Jim Moser in Playstation 2 Games, RPGs 0 comments

I love the role-playing video game genre. The Final Fantasy games are as much a staple of the role-playing genre as good old fashioned Dungeons and Dragons. Some of the FF games are much better than others. I think the most beloved of all the Final Fantasy games is Final Fantasy III (or FF VI […]

Oct
10

Question: The Sims 2 & University Expansion Pack…are they worth the dough?

October 10th 2005 by Jim Moser in Game Reviews, PC Games 0 comments

Answer: Every Penny! Elaboration: I have played many a computer game in my life: ranging from extremely dynamite to ultra poor. The Sims 2 as well as the Sims 2 University Expansion Pack rate on the extremely dynamite end of that scale. This game is very engaging and quite addictive. Don’t buy this game if […]

Oct
06

Hot Coffee

October 6th 2005 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Why all the controversy with the “Hot Coffee” easter egg on Grand Theft Auto? It’s a game about running people over. You can beat hookers to death. You can go postal at restruants… they are even old ladies to shoot. But there’s a cheat that allows sex — with your girlfriend, no less — and […]

Oct
06

Gamers in the Movies

October 6th 2005 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News, In The Media 0 comments

Wired’s article on gamers in movies talks about the way gamers are shown in movies. In Japan, skilled videogame players are treated with the reverence Americans reserve for rappers and athletes. It’s no wonder that anime films show gamers as attractive (showered!) and popular. Most interestingly, videogames are a date activity, and the girls even […]

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