The Weekend Gamer
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Archive for the ‘Rock Band’ Category

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 […]

Guitar Praise Stirs Up A Conversation (a.k.a.–Can There Be Such a Thing as a Christian Video Game?)

September 4, 2008

[Editors Note:  If the subject of Christianity or religion in general is something you can’t handle in a mature way, then read no further.  Trolling will not be tolerated, so don’t bother.] First off, if you haven’t already, read this article on Gamastutra, and then come back. Seriously. Why are you still here? Let me […]

PAX 08 Retrospective

September 3, 2008

So, I’ve had time to sleep, to recoup, and to digest one of the fastest weekends of my life.  My PAX 08 experience was one that I’ll never forget.  Hopefully you were following along on Twitter, but here are some impressions: I arrived on Thursday night at 11:45 pst, exhausted from two plane rides and […]

Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference: Avatars, a New Dashboard, and what’s this? Final Fantasy XIII!

July 15, 2008

There’s. just. too. much. Honestly. And this is just Microsoft’s stuff. E3 got unofficially kicked off today with Microsoft’s press conference.  First of all, let me say that G4’s coverage over the last year or two has been really appreciated.  The network is by and large a burning heap of refuse regarding actual gaming content–Cops […]

Guitar Hero 4 , Wiiware, and Boom Blox

May 13, 2008

I’d been hearing some good things about Boom Blox, enough so that I decided to look up when it would release.  When I did, I found that it hit retail last week!  I headed over to Gamestop after work to pick up a copy and brought it home.  This is the first game in 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, […]