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Recovering from World of Warcraft Part 1

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 by golden jew

This article is long overdue, particularly because I haven’t played WoW in months. I’ve tried to write it several times, but it’s hard to capture all of my feelings about both the game and the genre and transmit it to you in a meaningful way. Plus, I’m lazy. Pimpin ain’t easy, yo.

Let me give you …

Do Arcades Even Exist Anymore?

Sunday, November 26th, 2006 by golden jew

Just got done with a vacation with the family on the world’s largest cruise ship, the Freedom of the Seas (Royal Caribbean). Why am I telling you this? Well, first, to make you jealous of my amazing Golden Jew lifestyle. But second, because cruise boats are one of the last places you’ll …

Geek Call to Arms!

Saturday, November 4th, 2006 by golden jew

This is a test of the emergency geek system. Were there an actual emergency, this post would have instructions, such as:

A) A list of senator and/or congressmen to kill in order to prove that video games are not violent, and do not require legislation to control.

B) The location …

Video Game Quarter-Life Crisis

Friday, November 3rd, 2006 by golden jew

I may be talking out of my ass (hell, I am), but I read something on Penny Arcade the other day about FFXII that got me thinking. The quote, from Gabe, was in reference to the new battle system in FFXII. I haven’t bought FFXII yet–my only experience was messing around with it …

Review – Sid Meier’s Railroads

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 by golden jew

It could have been legendary… instead it’s just good. That’s how I’d sum up Sid Meier’s Railroads. It’s not that the core game isn’t fun: in fact, I’d say that for the most part, the core game is what shines. Unfortunately, the game was rushed out, and it shows: the first version …

Burning Crusade: Not just for killing Muslims and Jews anymore!

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 by golden jew

Unfortunately, this is a bit stale as a preview, but I still wanted to get a chance to get some of my thoughts out on the upcoming World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade expansion. Naturally, everything is constantly changing, and I don’t have access to any “inside information,” so my rambling and analysis is based on …

They hate my baby… and Tom Chick is an asshat

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 by golden jew

Read this. Also read Tom Chick’s original response post, and if you really care, his review (Chick’s response is at the bottom of the above article, and his 1up article is linked in his response).

I want to give hats off to Tom Chick, for masterfully pulling off this bit of PR. Because that’s …

Review – Sword of the Stars

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 by golden jew

I’m still not writing to say that MOO2 has been unseated from it’s throne as best 4X space game ever, but Sword of the Stars may be the closest thing to bastard upstart rival capable of causing a genre wide (or at least, Golden Jew wide) civil war. The full game builds upon the demo, …

Review – Civilization IV: Warlords

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 by golden jew

Sword of the Stars Demo Review

Monday, August 7th, 2006 by golden jew