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

Archive for the ‘1up’ Category

The End is Nigh

January 8, 2009

It’s much worse than I thought.  This is what happens when you take a day off and don’t look at your computer all day.  As part of the sale of 1up, most of my favorite video games journalism personalities have been let go.  Nick, Phillip, Anthony, Ryan and the rest of the 1up Show crew, […]

Playing Video Games for Work

January 6, 2009

I am a huge procrastinator.  This is a known fact about me.  So it should come as no surprise that a lot of my weekend was spent getting my Little Big Planet Level created and ready for this Saturday/Sunday.  I was supposed to have yesterday off, but I had to go in anyway for various […]

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 […]

The Weekend Wrapup (May 9th-11th)

May 12, 2008

For those of you who missed it, Gears of War 2 had it’s first gameplay footage revealed on Friday night.  You can download it directly from live or watch it here.  Pretty decent looking.  I’d say Gears is right in the hype pocket right now.  They don’t really need to do anything to persuade me […]

Can We Handle Permanency in Games?

February 26, 2008

At GDC last Friday, Garnet Lee had a whole slew of all-star pundits including N’Gai Croal, Stephen Totilo, and John Davison.  As part of their round table discussion, they brought up something that got me thinking, and I’d like to bring it to you.  Basically, it’s this–can we as gamers handle consequence?  What I mean […]

Lost Odyssey, and a Day in the Life of Uematsu-san

February 20, 2008

  So I’ve graduated to Disc 2 of Lost Odyssey. If you’ve played the game, check out Penny Arcade’s latest podcast to hear some hilarious discourse on hats.  One of my favorite people on this planet is Nobuo Uematsu, a person who has consistently risen in my esteem since the late 80’s.  The fact that […]