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

Archive for February 2008

The Weekend Gamer (Feb 29th-March 2nd)

February 29, 2008

  I’ve always wanted to be born on leap year, because then I could legitimately say to people today, “I’m six years old today!” with a silly grin on my face.  I can already see young mothers everywhere clutching their children to them and backing away slowly in terror. At least that thought is not […]

Metal Gear Solid 4 Confirmed for June 12th

February 29, 2008

  Sony and Konami have announced that Metal Gear Solid 4 will ship to retail on June 12th, ending the wait for what has arguably been the most anticipated PS3 title to date.  Add to this the news that MGS 4 will be bundled with the 80 gig PS3 for $500 dollars, and you have a pretty […]

Lost Odyssey 2–in the works?

February 28, 2008

  It seems that Lost Odyssey has had ample enough success to warrant a sequel, something I must say I’m happy about.  allrpg.com broke the story today, catching a bit of a quote from a Microsoft exec who said that the series will grow as time goes on. As you know, I was very complimentary of […]

Can We Handle Permanency in Games?

February 26, 2008

At GDC last Friday, Garnet Lee had a whole slew of all-star pundits including N’Gai Croal, Stephen Totilo, and John Davison.  As part of their round table discussion, they brought up something that got me thinking, and I’d like to bring it to you.  Basically, it’s this–can we as gamers handle consequence?  What I mean […]

The Weekend Wrapup (Feb. 22nd-24th)

February 25, 2008

  Hey all, how was your weekend? I didn’t get as much time to game as I wanted–but I did spend yesterday traversing the ice dunes of lake Erie (seriously, they’re real!) and then introducing Rachel to The Terminator.  On Saturday, I spent some time playing through each of the new community trials from XNA.  […]

The Weekend Gamer (Feb. 22nd to 24th)

February 22, 2008

  Time to show up again weekend gamers.  So many good games out right now–some of us are on a Burnout Kick, others have abandoned Lost Odyssey for Culdcept, and still others are finishing up Devil May Cry 4.  What’s on the slate for you this weekend? For me it will be Lost Odyssey, and […]