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

Archive for January 2008

Review: the Turok Demo

January 30, 2008

  I awoke extra early this morning because the wind had blown open my porch windows and I couldn’t fall back asleep.  However, it gave me the perfect chance to play through the Turok demo that hit Live yesterday, and so play it I did. I’ve been very skeptical about this series–since the origianl gem […]

Jack Thompson Defends Mass Effect, and Microsoft Mulls Over Blu-ray Support

January 29, 2008

  We’ll get to good old JT in a sec… Believe it or not, last night I broke out Gears of War again with a buddy of mine who hadn’t played it before.  We played the campaign on co-op, and it was still tons of fun.  But that was about it for me.  Today’s news […]

Star Wars: the Force Unleashed Dev Diary 3

January 28, 2008

If you didn’t catch this on Friday, I wanted to point it out–the third developer diary for the upcoming Star Wars: the Force Unleashed was released.  This time they talk about the technologies that are making this game possible.  They’re using two different physics engines and a real time AI engine that are creating new […]

The Weekend Wrapup (Jan. 25th-27th)

January 28, 2008

I’m pretty exhausted this Monday, as the weekend was a whirlwind of activity, but I did manage to get in some quality time with my 360.  I didn’t get any more time with No More Heroes, but I made some serious headway in Mass Effect, a game I’d been neglecting for a few weeks.  I’m now […]

No More Heroes Review

January 25, 2008

  The Nintendo Wii has been shockingly lacking in successful third party titles since its launch.  Despite its continuing popularity, it’s the Zeldas and the Marios that have taken home the plaudits, whilst third party developers have had middling success at best.  Compounded to that is the feeling that the hardcore gamer is being left behind […]

Weekend Gamer (Jan. 25th-27th)

January 25, 2008

Hey guys, time to gear up for the weekend.  There’s been a couple of fresh games that have just been released, so there should be some variety to the old standards we’ve been playing the last few months.  I’ll be playing No More Heroes on the Wii (yes, you read that right), as well as […]