Gaming NotesHere's some news on Mount & Blade's official release date (thanks Blue's):
NEW YORK- July 30, 2008 – Paradox Interactive today announced the release date for their highly anticipated upcoming PC medieval, action-RPG title, Mount & Blade. Mount & Blade will be released in North America on September 16 and in Europe on September 19, 2008.
If you haven't played Mount & Blade, it's just full of awesome. The game's official website is here, and it does things that games with 1000X the budget haven't done nearly as well.
Telltale Games (Sam and Max episodes) announced this week that they'll be developing Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, and here's a trailer. It will be very, very tough to do justice to the franchise, but I think Telltale is a good choice to try.
Tarn Adams recently had an interview with Kwanzoo, and, as always, he's thoughtful and interesting. I still think Dwarf Fortress is one of the most intelligent games ever created, and when I say "one of," I mean that conceptually, because I can't actually think of anything else that compares.