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

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Bruce on the PS4 and the Console War

September 19, 2007

The internet is littered with fanboys of every persuasion, doling out their myopic and inane arguments without much thought for intelligent discourse.  It’s because of the fact that you can hardly go anywhere without getting inundated with abusive fans of one console or the next that is so appealing to me.  The conversation has, so far […]

Web 2.0–Microsoft’s Afterthought, Nintendo’s Blindspot, and Sony’s Only Hope–Part 2

September 19, 2007

This is the second of a two part article on how the Web 2.0 is affecting console gaming. If you missed part 1, you can get started here. Sony As for the Playstation 3, while much can be said of the mistakes that Sony has made over the past two years regarding the announcement and […]

Web 2.0–Microsoft’s Afterthought, Nintendo’s Blindspot, and Sony’s Only Hope–Part 1

September 18, 2007

The advent of the Web 2.0–a term that describes the perceived change in the way that people use the internet, and which is typified by increased connectivity as well as freedom in regards to who owns user shared and created content–has had significant ramifications for our lives. The advent of technologies like RSS feeds, podcasts, […]

An Announcement and the Weekend Wrapup

September 17, 2007

Good morning Weekend Gamers! I hope you enjoyed your two day break. I know I usually drop an article on you every Monday, and I do have one that I’m excited to get your thoughts on, but I’m trying an experiment with releasing articles on Tuesdays instead. I can however tease you with the title. […]

PS3 To Get a New SKU and Another Price Drop?

September 17, 2007

All the evidence is pointing to another PS3 price drop. Several rumors have been gaining steam, all suggesting that Sony is ready to reveal yet another PS3 sku, this time a 40 gig model that will retail at $399 this Christmas. In addition, the current 80 gig model would get a $100 price cut, putting […]

Ninja Gaiden 2 Gameplay Video

September 17, 2007

Last week’s Microsoft press conference saw the world wide debut of a Ninja Gaiden 2 demo, showing off the games new look and locales. While I posted the media summary last week, the video has been leaked and uploaded to the web, where you can now check it out for yourself! Be warned that there […]