Archive for May, 2008

News We Care About Wrapup – 5.30.08

Friday, May 30th, 2008 by jay

Beyond good and sequels
Beyond Good and Evil 2 was recently released much to the joy of gaming forums everywhere. Sequels are exciting because it means more of something good. That we long for sequels seems to stem from a few things but most of them point to problems in the industry. It means …

Another design mechanic that should die – Remaining lives

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 by bruce

This one has been on my mind lately after finishing the New Super Mario Bros. game on the DS. The little icon reminding you how many Marios remain with which to complete the rest of the game remains ever present. I guess it’s there because, well, it’s always been there, and this is a game …

Gametap tightens the faucet

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 by christian

As reported by Game|Life, Gametap’s editorial website and video content is getting axed less than a year after it was started.

I have voiced worries about Gametap in the past, and this is another bad piece of news. The problem the service has is that it …

Short RPGs for fun and profit

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 by chris

Almost a month ago, Persona 3: FES was released. It not only contains the definitive version of my favorite RPG, but it has an extra “epilogue” chapter as well.

This is a cause for much rejoicing. I started playing it immediately, and so far I’d say I would pay the $30 just for the …

Review – Sam & Max: Night of the Raving Dead

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 by stefan

I’ll be honest with you. When I started writing this review, I was only doing it to get this game out of the way. I really wanted to review episodes 4 and 5, and it just didn’t seem right to skip this tale of the emo undead, no matter how mediocre I may …

Memorial Day Post

Sunday, May 25th, 2008 by christian

A couple of things on my mind that I decided to condense into a tidy post for you to ponder over the weekend.

-First of all, the biggest piece of gaming news on videolamer for 2008 – I bought Zak and Wiki. For $20 new! I know …

News We Care About Wrap Up – 5.23.08

Friday, May 23rd, 2008 by jay

Too early to declare a console victor
Ignore that Microsoft recently declared that history has shown us that the first system to 10 million historically wins the race, thus heavily implying their console is the winner as it’s sold a little over 10 million in the states. Their new PR line is that declaring …

Call of Duty 4 Update

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 by christian

After several months of playing, I am still not done with Call of Duty 4. Chalk it up to its still solid gameplay, and a more “PC” feel – that is, the griefers and assholes exist in the same numbers as I have seen in the past in PC shooters, and there are still …

I’m so sick of Noble Deaths, I could sacrifice myself for the good of others! — Part Trois

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 by jay

The only thing that frightens people as much as life without meaning is death without meaning. For some odd reason, we find it difficult to cope with the loss of a loved one to an open manhole. The fact that random, absurd turns of events can end life does not sit well with people because …

Review – LostWinds

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 by jay

As I searched for the final area of LostWinds my entire family died in a flaming plane crash. I mean the game crashed as I was going from one area to another. The controller stopped responding and I was once again forced into physical activity by the Wii. I made my way to the system …