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

Archive for May 2008

Males More Likely to Play Games Because of Brain Chemistry

May 28, 2008

The latest video game related study (seems like it’s becoming quite an in vogue area of research) has found a link between certain areas of the brain and the drive to compete and win.  These areas were found to be more active in males, and is being used as evidence by Professor Allan Reiss for why […]

Guitar Hero For DS–Are You Serious?

May 28, 2008

more about “Gametrailers.com – Guitar Hero: On To…“, posted with vodpod     Ok…this has to be the cheesiest video I’ve seen in a long time.  I laughed really hard throughout.  Hit the button and enjoy. –WG   

Resident Evil 5 Rumored Release, Miyamoto Saves the Games Industry with Wii Fit

May 27, 2008

Hope you had a good memorial day weekend.  Since we were last together I’ve: Turned 27 Played a show with my band that went really well Thrown out my back (it’s getting better, thanks for asking) Finished Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 1 Gotten back into Oblivion for the 3rd time I also forgot to mention […]

I’m Back

May 21, 2008

I spent two days up in the great white north of Canada, relaxing in a cottage with Rachel and Dave and Danielle.  We brought the Wii along, and spent some of our time playing Mario Kart as well as Boom Blox.  I’m starting to get nervous about everyone’s skills at Mario Kart.  There were several […]

More Resident Evil 5 Details

May 16, 2008

In what is fast become Zombie day here at the Weekend Gamer, Capcom has finally released some new information on Resident Evil 5 in the latest Famitsu magazine, in anticipation for a new trailer that is to debut shortly. 1up has the summary which you can check out in full on their site. Here’s an […]

Left 4 Dead Gameplay

May 16, 2008

I’ve mentioned Left 4 Dead before as a game I’m anticipating. Co-Op Zombie Survival (or C.O.Z.S. ;)) is a dream genre for me. The game has been dormant in the media since Christmas, but has risen back up to the forefront this week with several new game play videos. One thing I’m noticing immediately from […]