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

Archive for September 2008

New DS with Pictures, Music Playback: Fact or Fiction?

September 29, 2008

I knew this was going to happen. There I go and buy a Nintendo DS in August, only to have Nintendo announce a new, sexier DS with a camera, music playback capabilities, and an improved wi-fi. Or so I thought.  While Nintendo has pointed out that the article from Nikkei Net that first reported the […]

Two Blemishes for Fable II

September 29, 2008

Fable two has not had a good two weeks, PR wise.  First, Peter Molyneux gave an interview in which he talked about some of Fable 2’s “lowpoints”. I think the lip-sync is pretty bad, you know, the quality of the animation falls off, you know, quite a lot, I think the navigation can be a […]

Bungie Releases Trailer–New Halo 3 Campaign for Jan. 09?

September 26, 2008

Bungie restarted the countdown that was aborted during E3 this week, culminating in the release of a trailer video that rumor has it is the teaser for a campaign expansion for Halo 3. Joystiq reported on some clever fans who pieced the information from the video’s description on Live and from freeze framing the video […]

Spore Wars–EA Relents

September 24, 2008

Three stories emerged today that caught my attention, each one about the Spore DRM saga. The first highlighted the official Spore forums, where a moderator made this comment: SecuROM as been discussed and discussed so much and it causes arguments in threads. If you want to talk about DRM SecuROM then please use another fansite […]

The Weekend All Nighter

September 23, 2008

This last weekend was the story of me playing bits and pieces of a ton of different games.  The main chunk of play came on Saturday night and moving early on into Sunday morning.  My wife and Danielle are launching a new website, and it was crunch time, so they decided to pull almost an […]

Mirror’s Edge and Prince of Persia get Release Dates

September 19, 2008

As if we needed more fall fodder for our video game release schedule, two dark horse titles for the close of 08 have been dated. The first is EA’s Parkour action adventure, Mirror’s Edge. The game will be released on November 11th for the 360 and PS3, and even though Zoe was unimpressed by the […]