pq.jpg Some of the folks from Evil Avatar have splintered off and formed a new game-related blog Toybane, which looks like it should have some neat content within its plain exterior.

One example is a column called 'The Role Call', which discusses "the symptoms associated with the fatal RPG battle-syndrome, and the antibodies being concocted by brave games that are striving to eradicate this vile disease."

The author notes: "With the large glut of genre releases on the Playstation 2 over the past five years, most are steeped in traditional battle mechanics. This not only means the random encounters that interrupt dungeon exploration and immersion flow, but also the fights themselves... Thankfully, many games are realizing that an evolution needs to take place." Yep, we like Progress Quest too.