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

Archive for the ‘Valve’ Category

Facts, Figures, and Tough Choices

November 14, 2008

I’ve spent enough time with the Left 4 Dead demo to know that my preorder was a wise decision.  It is immediately engaging, so long as you have friends to play it with.  As a co-op experience, it sparkles with moments of true surprise and enjoyment–they bubble up naturally and uncontrived in the shouts of […]

The Weekend Wrapup (August 22nd-24th)

August 25, 2008

Only 4 more days till PAX! I spent the weekend playing Civilization Revolution, although at this point the only thing left that will keep me much longer is multiplayer.  I finished the final achievement remaining to get a full 1000 points out of the game.  The last straggler was “The Curse of the Drinking Class”, […]

Left 4 Dead’s AI, Limbo’s Horrifying Ending, and World of Workcraft

June 23, 2008

I think I’m going to trade in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii.  I just don’t know towards what yet.  I don’t play it enough to warrant having it around, and I can get at least half of my money back towards something else I want.  Maybe Civ Rev, maybe something else.  Not having a […]

Left 4 Dead Gameplay

May 16, 2008

I’ve mentioned Left 4 Dead before as a game I’m anticipating. Co-Op Zombie Survival (or C.O.Z.S. ;)) is a dream genre for me. The game has been dormant in the media since Christmas, but has risen back up to the forefront this week with several new game play videos. One thing I’m noticing immediately from […]

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 […]

Down for the Count

April 2, 2008

I spent most of yesterday on my back, recovering from Sunday evening’s back injury. I went to the doc and got some medication to treat the pain, and the symptoms seem to be fading, so that’s a good thing. I’m back at work today, trying not to sit for too long, and also catch up […]