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

Archive for the ‘Mario Kart’ Category


June 20, 2008

Sent of my 360 yesterday.  I suppose it’s good to send it off now, with a vacation approaching and the doldrums of pre-E3 announcements in full swing.  I’ve been playing a lot of Mario Kart, Desktop Tower Defense, and Peggle on my Ipod.  I actually played Mario Kart online a few times in the past […]

I’m Back

May 21, 2008

I spent two days up in the great white north of Canada, relaxing in a cottage with Rachel and Dave and Danielle.  We brought the Wii along, and spent some of our time playing Mario Kart as well as Boom Blox.  I’m starting to get nervous about everyone’s skills at Mario Kart.  There were several […]

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 […]

The Weekend Wrapup (May 2nd-4th)

May 5, 2008

It’s been seven days and counting. Seven days since I purchased Mario Kart Wii, and seven straight days that Rachel has played it. It’s unprecedented. Dave and Danielle came over yesterday afternoon and we played some more, finally unlocking the last two circuits so that we now have every level available. It was also a […]

The Weekend Gamer (May 2nd-4th)

May 2, 2008

I’ve been such a bad blogger this week and last, I know.  I sincerely apologize.  What’s been keeping me busy you ask?  Mainly this.   The relaunch of Meta Cafe has been something I’m simultaneously excited for and scared out of my mind about.  It was a bunch of fun and a real success back in December, […]

Mario Kart Wii details, and Darth Vader is Playable in Force Unleashed

February 6, 2008

  Against my better judgment, I bought the B-52’s “Roam” for Rock Band yesterday, primarily on the principle that fthe emale vocalist is severely underrepresented in the game, and a kitchy, poppy 80’s tune will come in handy someday.  The song would seem to belong more to a track list in a Sing Star game, but for […]