Archives for November 2011

Skyrim vs. WoW

So true:

(From The Daily Blink)

Holiday Weekend Gaming

I had hoped to get in an abundance of Skyrim in this very long weekend, but as always, the Thanksgiving holidays have thwarted my gaming time yet again. I brought the Xbox with me to my parents house but it’s been difficult to play Skyrim in all its magnificent glory on my dad’s older HDTV. BUT I have discovered two joys. One is the joy of watching anyone (even my dad, who still types in ALL CAPS) play Just Dance 3 on the Wii. The Wii still “has it” if by “it” I mean bringing gamers and non-gamers together.

The second has been watching someone “get it” while playing Portal 2. That “aha” moment is great when it’s your first play through. It’s even better when you get to watch someone else.

So this weekend, so far, has been mostly watching other people play. But I’ll still have time tomorrow to get in some Skyrim. And then there’s Sunday, and Monday, and Tuesday and you get the idea.

What are you playing this weekend?

Skyrim is almost here…

November Releases

This could be ugly. Real ugly. We’re ramping up to the crazy holiday shopping season when I imagine that a large percentage of video game purchases are made. It isn’t enough that we just had a brutal October with its plethora of good games. November is just going to pummel gamers. This is the first time in a long that there are at least one “must have” game for each system except the two dying handhelds, the Nintendo DS and the Playstation Portable.

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Week of November 1st
Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Otomedius Excellent
Sonic Generations

Week of November 8th
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Things start out slow in the first week, but from here on out it’s nothing but pain. Battlefield 3 got off to a less-than-impressive launch and will now truly face competition when the Modern Warfare juggernaut launches.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – But who cares about Modern Warfare? Me, I’ve got hundreds of hours to enjoy in Skyrim. Definitely day-one purchase for me.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Rabbids: Alive & Kicking
The Black Eyed Peas Experience – I’m not ashamed to admit it — I’ve been known to bob my head to the occasional Black Eyed Peas song.
Deepak Chopra’s Leela – Something feels very wrong about this game.

Week of November 15th
Need For Speed: The Run
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – I’m a little sad Halo: CE Anniversary is launching now. I know they want to hit the holiday period, but I just don’t see many people wanting to play a ten year old game when there are so many new games available. I will definitely play Halo: CE Anniversary, I just don’t know when.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations – This is where I get lucky that I’m not into the Assassin’s Creed franchise. One less game vying for my time.
Rayman Origins
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
Saint’s Row: The Third

Week of November 22nd
The King of Fighters XIII
WWE ’12

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Week of November 1st
Monopoly Collection
Oregon Trail

Week of November 8th
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The Black Eyed Peas Experience

Week of November 15th
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – This is me making a sad face that I may not play the new Zelda game. I just don’t know when I’d have time for it.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics
Rayman Origins
Need for Speed: The Run

Week of November 22nd
WWE ’12

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Week of November 8th
Dagedar
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Week of November 15th
Bejeweled 3

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Week of November 1st
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns – You knew it was coming.

Week of November 8th
Cave Story 3D
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Week of November 15th
Need for Speed: The Run
Shinobi
Super Mario 3D Land – Again, it pains me to not be able to play this game. I know it’s probably going to be another fantastic Super Mario game (in 3D!!) but it’s just not in the mix for me. Not until someone gifts me a 3DS I guess.

Week of November 22nd
WWE All Stars

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Week of November 1st
Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Nuclear Dawn
NCIS

Week of November 8th
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Week of November 15th
Dungeons and Dragons Classic Anthology – This would be so much fun if I had a month to play nothing else. And no job. Or kids.
Batman: Arkham City

Week of November 29th
Assassin’s Creed Revelations

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Week of November 1st
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – The greatest game I’ve never played!
Sonic Generations
Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Week of November 8th
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Week of November 15th
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Saint’s Row: The Third
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends
Rayman Origins
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Week of November 22nd
WWE ’12
The King of Fighters XIII
Tekken Hybrid

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(insert Price is Right sound here)

It’s Skyrim for me this month. That should tide me over for a little while. What are you picking up?

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