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Look, playing actual Dungeons & Dragons takes a lot of time and effort. First you have to find a group of people you don't hate to play with, and then you have to spend days constructing a campaign for them to adventure through. And then, when you finally get down to playing, that one guy decid...

September 14th 2012 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Here's a question for you: How much do you really, really have to love a game to pay $8.00 an hour to play it? Considering how much we tend to whine about a flat $15/month fee, I'm guessing the answer is, "Only if it loved me long time." And yet, in 1991 this wasn't considered crazy extortionist...

November 23rd 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The Spiderwick Chronicles may not be the best game ever, but $7 is a decent price for this fantasy game. Sure it has its faults, but such things are usually reconciled by cheapness. Since Spiderwick is an Amazon "Deal of the Day" (along with the PS2, 360, and Wii versions, which cost a little more),...

June 6th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Bay Area game developer Stormfront Studios is closing its doors after 20 years of operation.This is an unfortunate turn of events in the video game industry -- especially the MMO sector -- because in 1991 Stormfront produced the very first graphical online RPG, Neverwinter Nights. The company wa...

April 2nd 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Stormfront Studios -- developer of acclaimed titles such as the original Nevewinter Nights, and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers -- is reported to be closing down shortly. According to Next-Gen, the closure was announced internally yesterday, and is due to poor business performance.Stormfront...

April 1st 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember when you used to believe in the possibility of faeries, goblins, and other sorts of mythical creatures? If you do, games like The Spiderwick Chronicles probably appeal to you in some way, whether you like to admit it or not. Still, none of that means anything if these games based on fantas...

February 26th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Creepily crawling its way to both the U.S. and Canadian Xbox Live Marketplace is a super new The Spiderwick Chronicles demo for you to try. And before you ask, the answer is yes. This is a game based on a movie (The Spiderwick Chronicles, of course) so be prepared for what "fun" the demo will bring....

February 14th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments