Taking Stock: The Gibson-Goldstein Index

It was all uppers and downers this week, until Australia got ahold of us. Now it's all vertically oriented arrows.

Deus Ex 3
Fetus-filled PC Zone magazine cover promises a reveal of Eidos Montreal's sequel next month.

Diablo Fan Persistence
A new video mockup of Diablo 3 saturation rouses the rabble once again. You could say they have a talent for causing controversy.

Gordon Freeman has entered the test chamber, and this time it's for real. Ready yourself for the resistance.

The island country's strict ratings board forces changes to Fallout 3's drugs that affect the rest of the world. Aren't they supposed to be descendants of criminals?

PC Branding
Consumers can buy the PC that Crysis Warhead was developed on, for $100 over the price of a launch PS3. And it runs Word.

Ensemble Studios
The Age of Empires creators are deemed fiscally prohibitive by owner Microsoft. Let's hope Halo Wars is a worthy swan song.

"The people who are going to buy stuff are going to buy it, and the people who are never gonna buy it, well, who cares about them? They're not a lost sale."
Stardock CEO Brad Wardell explaining his position on PC piracy.

"I think it would be a shame if people decided to not play a great game simply because it came with DRM."
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 producer Chris Corry, noting that his game will have a more lenient form of the controversial SecuROM copy protection.

"Certainly, there's a large audience that knows and loves this character."
Max Payne film producer Scott Faye, speaking on his new role as Duke Nukem film producer.