has to be one of the most interesting and innovative ideas we've seen
for a PC game in quite some time. Currently under development at
Cambrian House, the world's leading crowdsourced software community,
and Hothead Games, also currently collaborating on the Penny Arcade
game project, Gwabs is an online desktop to desktop fighting game.
Aside from weapons which you would commonly find in fighting games,
Gwabs actually utilizes the desktop interface, meaning players will
be able to use their taskbars, windows and icons against their
opponents too. The game will also be compatible with Skype and Google
Earth, allowing players to trash talk each other and find other
players around the world. Characters will be customizable, along with
their moves, there will be a leaderboard, tournaments and even
points. The game is currently in beta and is set for release within
the next couple of months. Gwabs will be available for Windows XP
based PCs and is not yet rated. For more information on the game
itself, you can check out www.gwabs.com.
To learn more about Cambrian House or Hothead Games, go to
are some new Virtual Console games on the market this week, and more
coming next week. Wii Play will also be releasing next week, along
with a free Wii Remote packed in. This week's Virtual Console titles
are Gain Ground, originally from Sega Genesis, Super Mario World,
originally from SNES, and VIGILANTE, originally from TurboGrafx 16.
We're actually really excited about the upcoming release of Wii Play
here in North America, and it's not just because of the packed in Wii
Remote, but because we really want to see how the shooting range game
plays. Sure, there are eight other games that you can play in it, but
the shooting range is what's really going to do it for us. DS and
Game Boy Advance owners will also have some things to look forward to
this week. Diddy Kong Racing DS and Final Fantasy VI will both be
releasing this week.