Being a games geek, I tend to follow the development and release of certain titles via their forums service. Amongst the two or three I'm keeping an eye on at the moment - in the name of Media and Cultural Studies as much as geekery, of course (*ahem*) - is the new Tomb Raider game at Eidos Forums - Tomb Raider - The Angel of Darkness.
Lara, it seems, is in a certain amount of trouble. The game has been released to poor reviews and reports of bugginess in the US, and with UK ane European gamers - including myself - clamouring for its release, a firm date is yet to be announced by Eidos.
They're planning a trilogy of next-generation games for Lara, and, having been a fan of the series since the original, I've been looking forward to ths immensely. But there's a lot of anger amongst the fanboys against Eidos, for a) being so tardy in releasing the game, and b) allowing it to end up in such an unpolished form.
In the UK we face a dilemma - part wishing for the game to be released ASAP so we can get out eager mitts on it, but now partly hoping they'll hold it back to clean up the problems it seems to be hitting in the States.
Check the link above for more fanboy ranting...