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

Archive for November 2007

Gamespot Fires Senior Editor For Giving Honest Review

November 30, 2007

In the category of unethical journalism, we have the news that Gamespot has fired one of their reviewers and chief editors, allegedly because he gave Kane & Lynch a 6.0, and Eidos (the company that developed K&L) is a major advertising contributor. This is exactly why I respect Gabe and Tycho over at Penny Arcade for their stance […]

The Halls of Borkdom

November 30, 2007

  So, I was playing Rock Band last night, trying to finish the drums on hard.  I’m down to the final six songs, but I’ve hit an absolute wall.  I’ve played drums live before, nothing fancy, but I’m alright.  I have some limb independence is what I’m saying.  However, I’ve come to the place that every […]

Weekend Gamer (Nov. 30-Dec. 2nd)

November 30, 2007

Hey guys, Sorry about the lack of content in the past day or so, work is kicking my butt.  I’ve got a few things for you today though.  Before we go there, let’s get started with our Weekend Gamer tradition! I may finally play Mass Effect this weekend, it all depends on how the schedule […]

DIY Fix For Your Broken Rock Band Guitar

November 27, 2007

  So, the rumors abound that lots of people have seen their Rock Band guitar go belly up, mostly because of a cheap and rushed strum bar.  Yours truly hasn’t seen that yet personally, but that doesn’t mean that many of you out there are frustrated and without a guitar.  Fear not! Kotaku has highlighted […]

Star Trek Online, the BBFC Admits It Has Nothing, and Spying On Your Friends’ Friends

November 27, 2007

  You guys knew that there was a Star Trek MMO in the works, right?  I’ve always been bigger on Star Wars then Star Trek, but with an IP this big, you can’t help but keep an eye on the process. Well, it seems that since Perpetual came under new management, that the game has seen […]

Gamers Can Be Such Bigots

November 27, 2007

Loot Ninja recently was asking why the gamer community is so hate filled.  John Gabriel has already given us the answer that Loot Ninja came to, and has communicated it to us in handy apparel form: Case in point, the horrible experience of meeting nearly anyone online in Halo 3, especially concerning certain issues.  The game itself […]