The Weekend Gamer
Thoughts on gaming culture, living among non-gamers, and growing up in the nintendo generation

Archive for August 2007

Weekend Gamer August 31st-September 2nd

August 31, 2007

I didn’t manage to get one of these up last week because of PAX, but I want to hear from you this week.  What games are you planning on playing this weekend? For me, finishing up Bioshock is the priority.  It’s time to save all those little sisters and get the heck out of that watery grave.  […]

Two Bits of Final Fantasy News

August 31, 2007

  Here’s a rumor– During Square Enix’s recent art gallery celebrating the tenth anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, Sony big-wig Kaz Harai put up a note of congratulations saying: Congratulations on 10 fantastic years! The best is yet to come You can check out the pic on Kotaku. While this could mean nothing, it’s already […]

Gamefly Can’t Handle the Demand

August 31, 2007 has a story about the video game rental service Gamefly, in which the author talks about the inverse relationship between its growing popularity and the availablility of its game library.  The report was timely for me, as my brother was just commenting last weekend about how he wasn’t as happy with the service he was getting […]

Viginia Tech Tragedy Not Linked To Video Games

August 31, 2007 has a story on the final report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel’s look into last april’s tragic shooting on campus.  Interestingly, they found no evidence linking the event with violent video games, contrary to what many experts, most notably Jack Thompson on Fox News, were saying just moments after the shocking slayings.  In […]

Mass Effect Dated

August 30, 2007

Bioware today announced that this fall’s highly anticipated RPG, Mass Effect, will hit store shelves on November 20th.  I saw the live demo Bioware was running at PAX, and it looked really good.  If you liked KOTOR, you’ll like this game as well.  How in the world are we going to be able to play […]

The State of the PS3

August 30, 2007

Don Reisinger has an interesting piece detailing the threat that Sony is under with the slack sales of the PS3, and how to fix it.  I don’t know if I completely agree with him, as I’m not sure that Sony needs the PS3 to be a success.  I do know they don’t want it to […]