Offworld - Why Real Time Strategy Is The Genre Of The Year.
"And you don't need to give a damn about base-building or resource
management to be enticed, either: strategy is more action than ever, and the
top slots of the charts are there to prove it. The last couple of weeks have
been dominated by everyone I know playing Relic's maximalist squad combat
offering, Dawn Of War II. Can a third person combat game really call itself
real-time strategy? Yes, it really can. But it's also very close to being
Diablo-with-squads. There's no denying it: strategy is now as much about the
fluidity of moment-to-moment violence as a hack 'n' slash."
Destructoid - Why my children can never play the Wii again.
"How disgusted I was when I found out that the Wii, far from being a
sanctuary from violence and swearing and everything else that upsets me,
actually had some videogames on it that were not suitable for children. Et
tu, Nintendo? Have you also abandoned the only audience you have ever had?
Poring through the Wii's library of games, I was shocked to see that the
grisly work Michael Crichton had started was being allowed to run amok.
Jurassic Park was only the beginning -- violent videogames exist ... and I
CAN'T TAKE IT!"
Online - Action Must Be Taken. By Richard Wilson, CEO of UK trade
"No tax breaks for games production exist in the UK. Consequently, video
games development in the UK is increasingly uncompetitive, despite its
world-class talent pool and impressive track record. Investment is flowing
away from the UK with global companies downsizing or relocating their UK
operations. Many UK based developers are being actively wooed by overseas
companies and government agencies to relocate to jurisdictions with more
favourable tax regimes. The UK game development industry fell from third
largest in the world based on revenue in 2006 to fourth position in 2007 and
is expected to fall to fifth place in 2009."
- 'Resident Evil 5' Reignites Debate About Race in Videogames.
"Opponents of the new game will have plenty of ammunition. Although there
are Arab zombies in 'Resident Evil 5,' the majority of the undead are
Africans. As a player, you are often forced to use a machete to hack your
way through your attackers, using the same kind of weapons that were used in
atrocities in places like Rwanda and the Congo over the last two decades.
Killing African zombies can earn you gold treasure -- in addition to the
loot you find in barrels and vases in the different African villages. And
while Chris's partner, Sheva Alomar, is from the region, she's light-skinned
with straight-hair, and is introduced to players during a cinematic sequence
highlighting not her face, but rather, her rear end."
Monster-Hardware - Buy AMD NOW!
"I bought AMD because I believe there is a good chance that AMD is going to
go out of business in the next year if their sales don't increase and I
couldn't stand on the sidelines and do nothing and watch that happen. So I
guess you can consider my latest CPU (and I am sure I am going to catch heat
for this) a pity purchase. I am under no illusion about its performance
relative to a new Intel CPU. If you are one of the people that think AMD
deserves to go out of business if they can't compete with Intel on
performance, be careful what you wish for because if AMD goes out of
business then Intel can go back to resting on their laurels, being
non-responsive to the market, and not innovating. Know this: If AMD goes
away so will your 300 usd I7 CPU."