The Weekend Gamer
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Archive for December 2008

The Top 5 Disappoinments of 2008

December 31, 2008

In any year, we are used to being bombarded with all sorts of promises.  Developers will promise us the moon, if they think it will garner interest in their game.  2008 was a year of bounty, with excellently executed titles for every variety of gamer, from the casual to the core, the RPG lover, the […]

Game of the Year

December 23, 2008

It’s customary this time of year to look back at the months prior and reflect.  In the time we have left in 2008, I’ll be doing just that.  I figured I’d start with my personal pick for game of the year. There are certainly not starved for choices.  Notable games I have played have included […]

Teaching My Wife Gears 2–Round 2!

December 20, 2008

Round 2 of Gears of War happened this week, with more mixed results.  The second level of Gears 2 is the now infamous on rails level that was demoed over and over earlier this year.  While it was panned for being a bit one dimensional, it was not without its challenges.  Two platforms side by […]

Jumping into Little Big Planet Creation

December 16, 2008

I opened up Little Big Planet’s create mode for the first time tonight, and began making my way through the cacophony of tutorials. For all the ways that they try to make it as easy as possible to wield the many tools on offer,  it’s more akin learning an instrument.   Having done that several times […]

Weekly Warhammer Wrapup #7

December 13, 2008

Progress Report Ding 30!  Spazter is finally Level 30.  I ended up having to head over to HEvDE Tier 3 to do some questing to make it all happen though.  Level 30 nets me with a 4th Loot Bag, a nice Damage + Area Group Heal spell in the Grace line, and an additional Career […]

Teaching My Wife to Play Gears (an experiment)

December 11, 2008

So Rachel recently found herself immersed in the latest pop sensation, Twilight.  It seemed to be a harmless enough diversion, with her slogging through book after book with feverish glee, until I met her gaze one night as she looked up ever so briefly from the pages of whatever book of the series she was […]