Archives for February 2011

Weekend Gaming

If I can pull myself away from DJ Hero (so good!) than I’m planning on finally getting into Enslaved. I also restarted Final Fantasy XIII so I don’t want to go cold with that game. And if I can some guys together I’d like to play some Borderlands, too. Nothing new but still a lot to play.

What are you going to play this weekend?

Humblebrag

I am honored to announce that I have been chosen as one of the ten “voices” in the SAY 100 Games section.

What is the SAY 100?

The SAY 100 is a collection of authentic and knowledgeable online voices that create engaging content, drive conversation and shape opinion. At SAY Media we believe the power to shape opinion is shifting from the faceless editorial voice of mainstream media to individuals, many of whom are taking advantage of simple technology to create their own properties and build their own media brands. And the best way to highlight that change is to show you who we’re talking about.

Thanks to Jeff Katz (of GeekWeek) for choosing me and for the kind words.

Quick Mash

I’ve missed a week or two of content being busy and boy what I missed! Among other things:

Fox News says that Bulletstorm will cause an increase in rape! Rock, Paper, Shotgun was all over this story. If you haven’t already read this, you really should. Violence and Video Games (and their perception in the media) used to be a big flywheel for me at this site, but it’s time consuming and tiring keeping up with it. I’ll let others handle it and I’ll throw in my two cents every so often.

Jack Thompson! (sorry, just had a flashback)

Activision is all but quitting the music and skateboard genres. This really doesn’t affect me except for the fact that I just recently fell in love with DJ Hero. I guess I’ll still have DJ Hero 2 and a bunch of DLC to work through.

Oh, and Sony announced it’s new handheld. No big deal.

For a double-shot of loot right in to your Town Hall treasure chest, there is this little tidbit of Blizzard considering Diablo for consoles and a little video of Torchlight for the Xbox 360. March 9th can’t get here soon enough!

My PC gaming has fallen off a cliff lately but I recently saw this article (via Tap-Repeatedly) about Steam owning 70% of the PC download market (a mere 4 billion dollar market). That blows my mind.

Of course I can’t leave out the most amazing video game trailer in at least the last four years: Dead Island. For those of you who haven’t seen it, watch at your own risk. It’s very… juicy.

Want to feel old? Zelda turned 25 this week. Yes, it’s all about Zelda but who will think about Link?

I’m getting cold feet about picking up a 3DS at launch. Now that I’ve seen that it’s launching with 18 games, I’m feeling less excited. Street Fighter looks cool but for me that’s about it. I think I may wait this one out. I’m still torn.

Finally, have you voted for The Art of Video Games?

In My Hands

It’s actually been in my hands since Friday, but I finally got a chance to play it this past Saturday.

February Releases

February brings us nasty weather and a decent list of video game releases.

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Week of February 8th
Superstars V8 Next Challenge
Test Drive Unlimited 2
You Don’t Know Jack– I know that this game has been rumored/talked about for a while, but I am really excited about playing some YDKJ with the wife!

Week of February 15th
Dance Paradise
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Gears of War Triple Pack

Week of February 22nd
De Blob 2
Bulletstorm – Epic Edition
Driver: San Francisco
Knights Contract– I remember the trailer for this game. It was rather… crunchy.
Dreamcast Collection

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Week of February 1st
Ultimate Battle of the Sexes
Jewel Quest Trilogy Wii
Mr. Bean

Week of February 8th
You Don’t Know Jack
Mario Sports Mix

Week of February 15th
Pirate Blast

Week of February 22nd
Driver: San Francisco
TrackMania: Build to Race
De Blob 2

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Week of February 1st
Photo Phantasy– This “rated E for Everyone” DS game does not sound like it deserves an “E” rating (if you know what I mean)
Mr. Bean
Zombiez Seeker

Week of February 8th
Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble
You Don’t Know Jack
Jewel Quest Solitaire Trio
Zhu Zhu Princess: Carriages and Castles

Week of February 15th
thinkSMART Scotland Yard
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation– Definitely being added to my library
Chronicles Of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life

Week of February 22nd
TrackMania Turbo: Build to Race
Nanda’s Island
Tin Can
Radiant Historia
De Blob 2

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Week of February 1st
The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff
Colossus 4 Pack – Build a New Civilization
PopCap Greatest Hits – Bejeweled 2, Peggle, Zuma
Insider Tales: Missing in Rome
Magicka DLC [Online Game Code]

Week of February 8th
Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
You Don’t Know Jack
Black Mirror 2: Reigning Evil
Test Drive Unlimited 2
Dungeons

Week of February 15th
Amnesia

Week of February 22nd
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Driver: San Francisco
The Egyptian Trilogy
Gray Matter
Bulletstorm – Limited Edition
EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious

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Week of February 8th
Trinity: Souls Of Zill O’ll
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Test Drive Unlimited 2
You Don’t Know Jack
Superstars V8 Next Challenge

Week of February 15th
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Week of February 22nd
Killzone 3
Bulletstorm – Limited Edition
Driver: San Francisco
Knights Contract
De Blob 2

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Week of February 15th
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Week of February 22nd
YS: I&II Chronicles

What are you picking up?

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