Week in Review – 05/19/03

May 27, 2003

The Week In Review is a feature that we’ve wanted to bring back
for the past few months. We finally think that we have hammered
out a system that will let us do the WIR every single week in a
timely manner. Personally the WIR is one my favorite things to write
because I get to let the readers know my thoughts on the news from
the gaming industry. It also gives the readers a chance to know
me a little better and what kind of things I like and don’t like.
Sometimes it’s hard to communicate your feelings about a particular
subject if you’re just cranking out reviews all the time. Everyone
enjoy and welcome back to the Week In Review.

Wouldn’t it be my luck that the week we had scheduled to bring
this back is the week after E3? It’s not as though nothing happened,
but anything that was big is old news by now. Mainly the news I
get stuck with after E3 is all the bad news. I can’t imagine that
anyone would stand up at E3 and make an announcement that they have
delayed release of a game for nearly a year. I have a feeling that
wouldn’t go over too well. Everything at E3 is all upbeat and positive.
A few things did happen that actually grabbed my attention though.

Governor Gary Locke, Washington state governor, signed a new bill
into law placing restrictions of the sale of video games depicting
violence against law enforcement agents. I’ve made my feelings about
violence in video games clear in a
previous installment
of the WIR, but this is a total load of
shit. Isn’t it illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone under the age
of 18? Drive around a high school sometime and see how well that
law is working. Isn’t it also illegal to sell alcohol to anyone
under the age of the 21? Lord knows none of us ever drank until
we were 21 right? Once again I’d like to reiterate that some things
should be left up to parents. It really bothers me that tax dollars
and government time is being spent on things because parents in
this world are just too damned stupid to figure out that games like
GTA3 aren’t for children.

More bad news for those anxiously awaiting Star Wars Galaxies.
The PS2 and Xbox versions of this game have been put on hold to
put all efforts towards launching the PC version. I wouldn’t hold
my breath on this game getting launched anytime soon. I hate to
beat a dead horse, but is this game ever going to come out? I’ve
seen screen shots, how far away could it possibly be? Speaking of
delays, no Starcraft Ghost in 2003. All I have to say is
this game better be fucking good. It seems like a decade ago that
I saw the in game footage video. I have no idea what could possibly
be taking so long. I am of the thought that I would rather have
them take their time and do it right, it’s just frustrating as hell
to the consumers.

Shout out time! EB Games Huebner Oaks. Not enough good things
I can say about those guys, seriously. If you live in San Antonio
go there, you might get a chan
ce to meet your favorite SB character.
Whoever those two guys were that were talking about my Stake
article in NWN. Pickle has been bitching about that for like
the last week. Anything that makes Pickle that flustered is good
in my book. All the new SB members. Dots and Pretz
have officially been baptized into the SB crew. Basically there
are two ways to get into the crew; 1. Have known us since like middle
school, 2. Marry one of us. So if you’re a hot single chick interested
in being a part of the SB crew Pic and myself are still single;
Wink, wink. Last but not least, our readers. I hate to sound like
a kiss ass but I’ve been hearing nothing but good things from you
guys. It’s great to have your support and you guys make this place
kick ass, not us.

-Soda out