The Weekend Gamer
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The Ice Begins to Thaw

January 15, 2009

Hope you’ve made good headway on your pile of shame (games you haven’t yet finished), because things are going to start getting back to normal very quickly. Two quick reminders in case you missed them this week: The first is that Fallout 3’s first round of DLC, titled Operation:Anchorage, will be released (for the PC […]

The Weekend Wrapup (January 9th-11th)

January 12, 2009

Didn’t do too much gaming this past weekend.  As I said on my twitter, I’ve actually been either watching blu ray movies or using netflix streaming.  I’ve also been fulfilling my end of the Gears of War 2 bargain with my wife.  I finished Twilight, which at some moments was a pretty good read, and […]

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 […]

Teaching My Wife Gears 2–Round 2!

December 20, 2008

Round 2 of Gears of War happened this week, with more mixed results.  The second level of Gears 2 is the now infamous on rails level that was demoed over and over earlier this year.  While it was panned for being a bit one dimensional, it was not without its challenges.  Two platforms side by […]