The Weekend Gamer
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Archive for August 2008

Last Post Before PAX–Check My Twitter Feed for Updates!

August 28, 2008

Alright, so I think I’ve gotten most of my ducks in a row.  I won’t be posting again officially until Tuesday of next week, but some of you may have noticed that I’ve done away with the Gametab RSS feed in the sidebar and replaced it with none other than my very own Twitter feed. […]

What is the Sound of 5000 Knuckles Cracking?

August 28, 2008

While looking up photos for some blog posts on Google Images, I stumbled across a YouTube video of one of my absolute favorite moments from last years “make a strip” panel.  I found out that it’s a PAX tradition to have everyone in the theater crack their knuckles at the same time.  Disgusting? Yes.  Awesome?  […]

My PAX To Do List

August 28, 2008

I leave today for PAX.  In a mere 36 hours I will be shoulder to shoulder with 50,000 other gamers at the biggest gaming convention in North America.  After looking over the newly released program, I have put together my must see events at PAX.  Here’s my “to do” list: Breakfast at Pike Place Watch […]

Castle Crashers Impressions

August 28, 2008

So I downloaded the final title in Microsoft’s Summer of Xbox Live Arcade, Castle Crashers. I knew basically nothing about the game except some vague rumors of it being quality.  My best guess was that it was a tower defense game.  Wrong! Castle Crashers is a exceedingly well put together multiplayer brawler, with a wonderful […]

Leipzig + Interpretive Dance = Buckets Full of Awesome

August 27, 2008

I’m not quite sure what to make of this.  Many of you may know that Leipzig Games Convention just finished up last weekend.  What you most probably do not know is that there is an official/unofficial interpretive dance for the show, which is startlingly strange, yet undeniably awesome.  What a feeling indeed! 😛 1upfm referenced […]

Gearbox to Develop Halo 4 for the Xbox 720?

August 26, 2008

Word on the web has exploded today with the juicy rumor that Gearbox is already in pre-production on Halo 4, a game that Microsoft wants to be a launch title for the next Xbox (which Kotaku has neatly coined the “Nextbox”). From the newspost: With Bungie admittedly uninterested in creating Halo games ad nauseum, and […]