Archives for May 2012

Weekend Diabloing

So this is the first weekend we get with Diablo III and wouldn’t you know it — my laptop (my brand spanking new (well, six months old new) Asus G53SX laptop) has up and died on me. So it’s in a Fed Ex box, on it’s way to Milpitas, California while I sit here, staring at a blank monitor that once was alive with the colors of New Tristram. It’s a cruel, cruel world we live in.

But don’t cry for me. I’ve got a backlog of 360 games, including a new game from Gamefly, to keep me busy. I left poor Commander Shepard in the lurch on Tuchanka, so I should probably get back to helping him, too.

I’m just going to assume everyone else is playing Diablo III. But if you’re not, what will you be playing this weekend?

It’s Diablo III Eve!

Yes, unfortunately for us East-coasters, the game won’t be available until 3 AM. That probably means I won’t be playing as soon as it becomes available, but I will be setting my alarm a little earlier than normal to get a few minutes with the game before Real Life encroaches and makes me go to work. But I do plan on spending some quality time with the game come tomorrow evening.

I’d love to get a group of fellow buttonmashers together to for that first night of adventuring. I think I’ll be starting out playing the Demon Hunter. You?

Weekend Gaming

So we’ve only got two weeks until Diablo III assumes control of all weekend gaming for the next few months (years? decades?). So now is the time to get in the gaming before everything becomes overwhelmed by the flood of Diablo III goodness.

So for me, that will be playing as much Mass Effect 3 as I can squeeze in. I’ve turned a buddy on to the multiplayer aspect, so I expect we’ll be doing a lot of that (gotta buy those Premium Spectre Packs!). Why don’t you join us?

What will you be playing this weekend?

May Releases

It’s time for a new look for the monthly releases. If you haven’t been to the site proper lately, I have installed a new “professional” looking theme that is currently under construction but it has given me much more flexibility with making things look sharper. So this month’s list of releases will have a different, new look and feel. I’ll be tweaking the site design as I have more time to work on it, but for now this is a bare bones look at the future of the site.

Not a ton of releases this except, oh I don’t know, the 800 POUND GORILLA in the room. Oh Diablo III… Have mercy on our souls…

Week of May 15th
Test Drive: Ferrari Legends
Battleship
Akai Katana
Max Payne 3

Week of May 29th
Let’s Dance
DiRT Showdown
Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition – Yup, pretty much the worst box-art ever.

Week of May 15th
Battleship

Week of May 29th
Let’s Dance

No Nintendo DS releases for the month of May.
 

Week of May 1st
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Pack – Dragons Peak

Week of May 22nd
Mario Tennis Open
Rollercoaster Tycoon – Wow, this could be one heck of a game on the 3DS.

Week of May 15th
Battleship

Week of May 29th
Cradle of Rome 2

Week of May 1st
Tera Online

Week of May 15th
Diablo III – I seriously considered just listing Diablo III as the May Releases. Is anyone going to be playing anything else?

Week of May 29tht
SBK Super Bike World Championship
Max Payne 3

Week of May 8th
Warlock: Master of the Arcane

Week of May 22nd
Stronghold 3 Gold Edition

Week of May 1st
Mortal Kombat

No Sony PSP releases for the month of May.
 
What are you picking up?
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They Played Diablo III…

From Yannick LeJacq at Kill Screen:

Horror is often an art of framing, so it’s hard to scare a viewer from the bird’s eye perspective of Diablo. The original did this with the flat nihilism of its atmosphere—the world was a bleak vision of black and gray, given the luminous color of life only briefly and terribly when blood was split. Killing yet another round of grotesque and bilious undead, my mind started to wander. Were these bloated and farting corpses really that evil? This was more like Shawn of the Dead than 28 Days Later. Then, I heard a noise.

I can’t wait to hear that noise.

Read the whole thing.