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

Archive for June 2008

Rock Band 2 Musings

June 30, 2008

Well, the inevitable has happened.  Harmonix announced today the sequal to last year’s break out music rythm game hit, Rock Band.  IGN has an interview with Dan Teasdale, featuring all the news that’s ready to be announced on the title (not much).  The gist is: DLC will be cross game compatible.  Hallelujah! RB1 controllers will […]

Diablo III Thoughts

June 30, 2008

Plenty to talk about today, and the first big announcement from this weekend is Blizzard’s Diablo III. I experienced Diablo mostly second hand–my friend in high school had it and I would watch over the shoulder and spend some time every now and again on his PC.  My PC games of choice were Doom and […]

360 Gets a Price Drop, DRM is Fixed, and Other Musings

June 27, 2008

Well, I got an email on Wednesday that my 360 had arrived at the service center, and then another email yesterday telling me that it was on its way back.  I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but it seems very quick for a repair.  Maybe they couldn’t find the problem, which would be […]

Left 4 Dead’s AI, Limbo’s Horrifying Ending, and World of Workcraft

June 23, 2008

I think I’m going to trade in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii.  I just don’t know towards what yet.  I don’t play it enough to warrant having it around, and I can get at least half of my money back towards something else I want.  Maybe Civ Rev, maybe something else.  Not having a […]


June 20, 2008

Sent of my 360 yesterday.  I suppose it’s good to send it off now, with a vacation approaching and the doldrums of pre-E3 announcements in full swing.  I’ve been playing a lot of Mario Kart, Desktop Tower Defense, and Peggle on my Ipod.  I actually played Mario Kart online a few times in the past […]

360 Customer Support Adventures with “the Gaming Queen”

June 16, 2008

  EDIT:  I came into work and checked my mail, and sure enough, UPS sent me and email with the incorrect address on it.  So I called back and this time on the third try finally got a helpful individual who wasn’t just trying to get me off the phone.  She canceled the first order […]