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

Archive for October 2007

Game Update: Halo 3, MGS 4, and a new Harmonix title

October 31, 2007

Three bits of news for you today folks.  First off, Bungie has announced that today they’re putting on a special Halloween event for Halo 3–and it’s all infection, all the time.  The Dev team has put together a bunch of ranked multiplayer maps that cater to infection’s unique style of gameplay, such as fortifications for […]

Is the 360 making headway in Japan?

October 31, 2007

Gamplayer.com has a feature highlighting a percieved difference in the attitudes of the Japanese media towards the Xbox 360 during last month’s Tokyo Game Show.  With added support from Japanese developers like Square-Enix and the creators of Blue Dragon on new RPG’s for the console, as well as a highly favorable 37/40 for Halo 3 in […]

Weighted Companion Cube Halloween Costume

October 30, 2007

Joystiq has a really great post (via 1up’s Karen Chu) explaining how to make a Weighted Companion Cube for yourself this Halloween.  At this point, it may be too late, but man, it’s pretty much the awesomest-costume-idea-that-no-one-will-get that I’ve ever heard of.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then you probably havn’t finished […]

A Slow Tuesday…

October 30, 2007

It’s shaping up as a slightly quiet week for the industry as far as news goes.  Hellgate: London goes on sale tomorrow, but I’ve decided not to pick it up.  I need to save my cash for the five (count em, 5!) must have games coming out before November 20th–CoD 4, Mario Galaxy, Assassin’s Creed, […]

Rock Band’s Final Set List Released

October 30, 2007

Yeah, that video had nothing to do with the headline, except that it was Tycho playing Rock Band at PAX. Now, on to the real news! Harmonix yesterday released the final track list for their upcoming music rythym game, Rock Band.  We’ve known about many of these before, but there are a few new comers […]

The Weekend Wrapup (October 26th-28th)

October 29, 2007

Good morning!  Hope your weekend was relaxing.  Friday’s Halo 3 party started out on a disappointing note, as my other four from a neighboring town backed out, and one of our foursome didn’t show.  However, my cousin from Philly came online, as did a few other friends, and in the end, we had about eight […]