A relatively simple vista gadget, that my users could put their username and password and select how often to update.
It would then send the details to a website which would reply with any new messages, notifications, news. The webpage will be coded in PHP the output will be the way you want it.
It has to look professional, with keeping the feel of the game. It would also be nice if it was able to be skinned by perhaps selecting from a number of graphics.
Any questions please ask. URL is available on request.