Archive for May, 2009

Review: UFC 2009 Undisputed

Friday, May 29th, 2009 by jake

For the past few days at my house there has been a severe outbreak of Black-on-Black crime. I am not proud of this. I worry about my future, about everyone’s future. It is already getting worse. The violence once contained to just certain groups is already spreading. Asian-on-Black. …

The Four Things I Would Like to See at E3 But Won’t

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 by tyson

In the small world of my mind there are essentially three things that put my imagination into overdrive. First and foremost, any kind of holocaust involving zombies or nukes. Second, any kind of holocaust involving me winning stupid amounts of money. And third, video game conventions/trade shows. Twice a year I get to dream of …

Renaming video games – I propose “vidcon”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 by jackson

Video Games. What ideas or images flashed into your head when you read that phrase? Were they memories of yourself spending quarters at an arcade machine? Or maybe spending hours behind of a Guitar Hero drum set. Maybe you’re a typical parent who thinks of an evil device that erodes your children’s brains and turns …

Review – Earth Defense Force 2017

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 by simon

Japanese firm Sandalot’s third person shooter, published in the West by D3 in 2007, Earth Defense Force 2017 is a 50s style sci-fi, seen through an 80s lens, set in 2017.

When they came to Earth in 2017 with their flying saucers and their spherical mother ship, we were not sure what to expect. We hoped …

Review – Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 by pat

The Knights Templar were an order of Christian soldiers from western Europe who gathered substantial influence and wealth during the Crusades. Many were tortured and/or executed in France in the early 14th century, primarily because King Philip of France owed them money and felt it was more expedient to kill them and disband the …

Lamecast #8 – The clay pot the meat is cooked in must be broken

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 by the gang

In this, the eighth videolamer.com lamecast, Christian discovers the unit of measurement for an R-Type (hint: it’s not a shit-ton), Alexis longs for an American port of Scribblenauts with a zombie patch, Casey makes sweet sweet love to Rolando 2 news and Don… Don doesn’t make any sense.

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Monday, May 18th, 2009 by cunzy1 1

Books. They are good at stories right? But books are cheating because the imagination does half the work. The written word allows for a great number of freedoms that other media have yet to gain (parenthetical comments only work in writing). Films? Not so hot. In fact quite rubbish. Even the greatest films are totally …

Review – Patapon

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 by christian

I bought Patapon at launch, played for a week straight, and got to the third boss, a giant sandworm. After countless failed attempts, I put the game away for over a year, until Patapon 2 was released in 2009. Naturally, I could have just skipped to the sequel, especially considering the attractiveness of …

If we all work together, we might just get out of this thing alive

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 by simon

Things have changed. Co-Op is now a big deal in the world of games, and, as ever, there is an exact moment at which a well-informed observer such as myself can point and say “this, this is where the trend started.” Imagine there’s a timeline projected on the wall, and I’m probably wearing a …

Lamecast #7 – Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 by the gang

In this special edition lamecast Christian, Don & Casey discuss the 3DR DNF WTF OMFG BBQ situation. There are tears in here, so if that kind of stuff makes you uncomfortable maybe you should listen to something else.