The Weekend Gamer
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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, […]

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 […]

Game of the Year

December 23, 2008

It’s customary this time of year to look back at the months prior and reflect.  In the time we have left in 2008, I’ll be doing just that.  I figured I’d start with my personal pick for game of the year. There are certainly not starved for choices.  Notable games I have played have included […]

800k Wiis Sold in a Week? (plus other thoughts)

December 9, 2008

Wow, I never thought I’d say it, but I got absolutely no gaming done this weekend.  I spent most of my weekend at the office, but I did have a chance to catch up on some podcasts from 1up and major nelson. It’s rumored that Nintendo moved upwards of 800k Wiis during Thanksgiving week. I […]

DRM is a Necessary Evil

November 17, 2008

I was disturbed last week when World of Goo developers Ron Carmel and Kyle Gabler revealed that by their rough estimates, the PC version of their game has a 90% piracy rate.  90 percent. If you need filled in, Ron and Kyle decided to make their game DRM free and trust the community out there […]

Open Season

October 14, 2008

If September was like training camp, this week marks the season opener of the annual deluge of game releases….Dead Space, Fable 2, Fallout 3–back to back to back.  There’s also SoCom, Saints Row 2, and Little Big Planet, the latter of which I already gnashed my teeth at with jealousy last week. I spent this […]