Burnout 3: great fun. High variance, though. I didn't think I liked racing games but I liked this one. Proving high variance isn't necessarily evil.
Jedi Knight - Dark Forces 2: doing some retro gaming. Great level design, IMO. One thing they really nail is verticality. Being in high places is cool.
E3: only there for 4 hours. Spent most of that meeting people and talking. The one game I played was the Full Spectrum Warrior sequel, which looks great, although I'll buy it even if it's just an expansion pack. Found out that Public Beta (http://www.publicbeta.org) is now giving away *Difficult Questions About Videogames* for free. I'm in it - but I'd like to change my answer to "What is gameplay?" I later decided what I thought was gameplay is really game mechanics. Gameplay is broader.