Archives for December 2008

What a wonderful year

Some people talk about having a game on their radar when they are looking forward to a certain game.

My radar just blew up!

Dawn of War 2

I stumbled upon this multiplayer gameplay video of Dawn of War 2 and had my eyes opened. I knew this game was in production and the screenshots that I had seen for it were spectacular, but wow! (Oh yea, make sure you watch the high bandwidth version) This game looks like it’ll have the elements of an RPG with character progression and a major part of the gameplay being an RTS from its roots in the first Dawn of War. With all the awesome games coming out soon I think 2009 will be a good year.

Everyone else feel the same? What’s on your radar?

Loot Report!

It’s been a couple days now, hopefully all the gifts have been given and received, so now it’s time for a report of the lewt haul! What’dya get?

For the first time in years, I didn’t get anything game related. This year was a bit subdued, gift-wise, for the Missus and me. We did get a 2nd Mario Kart Wheelso the kids can play two-player without getting gypped. We also got another Wii-mote, making us a 3 Wii-mote household.

I didn’t go empty-handed, however. Mrs. Buttonmasher and I bought ourselves possibly the greatest gift of all-time: a DeLonghi Deep Fryer. I don’t know how we survived this long without one. This little puppy is an AWESOME kitchen gadget. You might think this isn’t exactly the thing to have when you’re trying to watch the waistline, and you’d be right. Nevertheless, it is a thing of beauty to see the little basket come out of the oil brimming with fried food goodness. And in actuality, if you do it right, the food doesn’t absorb that much oil (as anyone who’s watched Alton Brown would know) so it isn’t totally unhealthy. Just a little.

But oh so tasty.

But game-wise, I didn’t get much. I’m contemplating picking up something for the break, but regardless of the haul, I still have plenty to do and play of the my nice, long Christmas break. Throw in some college football on the big screen, and this will still be a great holiday.

So what was your haul?

‘Tis The Season To Save

If you’ve managed to survive Christmas dinner and the Boxing Day sales, there’s one more goodie under the virtual tree this year from our good friends at Valve.

Steam is having a massive sale from now until Jan. 2, 2009. Everything is 10-75% off and there are some great deals to be had. I snagged World Of Goo for $15 (I couldn’t justify getting it for $20) as well as Ghost Master ($3) and Runaway: The Dream Of The Turtle ($7). Nothing like getting 3 games for $25, I say.

There are some really good deals on publisher bundles as well and it would be a shame for those of you interested in some unique indie games or even some big titles from the past year or two to miss out on these deals.

Merry Christmas from Criterion

Everybody remember this? Now we’ve got some proof:

(I don’t know why YouTube’s videos have gone all diarrhetic the last couple of days, but it works.)

I’m really starting to like what the fine folks at Criterion are doing. Yes, I will still pay for it. My only concern is that they’ve not said how much.

Step Up 3???

Who will win in the brutal face off between bitter riva…um actually it’s just an awesome video. Check it out!