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The hat, as they say, makes the man. Or the woman. Or the Dwarf. Unfortunately, in Lord of the Rings Online, the hat often makes the man completely silly. I'm not quite sure how it happened, but the hats in LotRO have garnered the reputation as being goofy as all get out. Sure, this is hardly a f...

December 10th 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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A fan site of all things Simlish, called Infinite Sims, recently uncovered a handful of web domains registered by the ever-stealthy, third-party outfit Corporate Domains, Inc. These reserved addresses could be an indication of an upcoming expansion to the Sims universe -- one that could take the br...

June 1st 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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There ain't no party like a Medieval party 'cuz a Medieval party don't stop. Of course, that likely has more to do with rampant dysentery than any measure of fun, something we hope won't come packaged with Medieval Games, a new collection of minigames casually heading to the Wii.The game is being h...

January 13th 2009 at 10:45pm 0 Comments
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Is the MMO fantasy genre finally ready to relax and take its long overdue vacation? It does seem to be the case, as nearly all of the highly anticipated titles in the coming years are exceptionally not high fantasy or even really general fantasy. So while the sun is setting on the age of fantasy, a...

November 15th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Ah, new screens from MySims Kingdom, the game in which you build a town of anthropomorphic critters, dig up fossils, and spend your time fish-- no? Oh, that's Animal Crossing. Right. MySims Kingdom is the WiiWare game in which you take on the role of a young king tasked with rebuilding your father'...

June 4th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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For most of us the term 'MMO' conjures up images of combat, whether within a medieval fantasy setting, or a science fiction milieu. Other images are mixed in there, too, of course, but I'd wager that fighting is the one that pops up most often. It's so common, in fact, that when a game deviates from...

March 1st 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Ever wanted to own a medieval-esque castle with secret passages and a dungeon? Produce one of the most significant gaming franchises in history and that dream could become a reality.The HGTV show Secret Spaces was guided by gaming industry eccentric Richard Garriott, aka Lord/General British, throu...

November 21st 2007 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Available in Europe since May, Sega's Total War: Eras will finally arrive in the States next week. For $60, this series-spanning collection includes the Shogun, Medieval, and Rome titles, as well as last month's Alexander digital download. All seven games have averaged a composite metascore of 85, a...

July 24th 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments