Taking Stock: The Gibson-Goldstein Index

An overwhelmingly positive week. How annoying.

PC Platform Perception
Computers used more often for gaming than any other platform. If only the users had some gaming money left after their WoW subscription.

'Rents apparently more nervous over video games than porn. Time to move out of the basement.

The Dark Knight may not officially have a game on the way, but regular-Batman does, and it's looking pretty good.

Star Trek Online
The Trek MMO is finally coming, and so far, it doesn't look half bad. Trekkies, un-Spock your fingers and start crossing them.

Militant Atheists
Wright's intelligently designed Spore has some atheists upset due to the presence of religion.

Team Fortress 2
Largest update yet planned for release on Tuesday.

EA Partners
No More Heroes dev and Epic Games both sign on to the EA publishing program.

"Even if it was a marginal business case, we would still do it because it's the right thing to do."
id Software's John Carmack, on the his company's plans to release Doom 4 on the PC platform.

"We don't exactly know the proper way to close down a company."
Former Flagship Studios employee Travis Baldree, on the slow death of the Hellgate: London developer.

"So far I've had no critical feedback at all from anybody who is religious feeling that we were misrepresenting religion or it was bad to represent religion in the game. It was really the atheists."
Maxis designer Will Wright, expressing his surprise that only atheists have objected to Spore.