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Review – Flower

Friday, February 13th, 2009 by tyson

If you haven’t noticed…and you probably haven’t, I have not written much lately. Truth be told, there hasn’t been a lot in gaming that has inspired me in the past couple of weeks. That is, until tonight. Flower has been on the Playstation Store now for roughly six or seven hours and in that time, …

The Ever-Evolving State of Gaming, part 1 of 327

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 by tyson

Here it is, December 2008. I am setting here typing this up on a computer I rarely use for anything other than playing music and scouring the internet for unseen porn. If you would have told me ten years ago that Chinese Democracy would actually get released and that I would play console games more …

Review – Little Big Planet

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 by tyson

Now that the game has been out for a while and I have eased myself off of Fallout 3, I feel it is time for me to kick in my two cents about Little Big Planet. I must admit that prior to the game’s release I was caught up in the euphoria surrounding LBP. I …

Tyson gives thanks… to video games!

Friday, November 28th, 2008 by tyson

When I started writing for videolamer over a year ago, I was a slightly angry, jaded gamer. I was pissed with how the industry was going: the Playstation 3 was way too expensive; the 360 had some good games on it, but let’s all be real honest, most people got the system for Halo or …

Confusion, Bewilderment, or Why I Bought A Playstation 3 and Need Help

Monday, September 15th, 2008 by tyson

For reasons and in ways I need not delve into here, I made the sky open up and rain money down upon me. Lots and lots of money. Enough money to get me out of debt and leave me with almost a grand to disperse however I saw fit. I could have done many things …

Review – Spore

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 by tyson

I am not sure how to introduce this review so I am going to start gently. If I were the kind of guy that was into fellating people to get what I want, there would be a short list of people that I would be willing to drop to my knees for. Right off the …

Tales From Behind the Counter – The Walking Dead

Friday, June 27th, 2008 by tyson

I love zombies. I love zombies so much that I would be lying if I said there weren’t nights that I have gone to bed hoping to wake up the following morning in a full-blown zombacalypse. In many ways this column and my video game store are in a state of zombie purgatory, not quite …

Tales From Behind The Counter – A Time of Loathing

Monday, June 16th, 2008 by tyson

When working in retail there is one time of year you dread above all others: the holidays. It means angry customers with no time and no money, pissed off that they have to brave ice covered roads and bumper car parking lots instead of being gleeful and warm in the comfort of their own homes. …

Tales From Behind The Counter – Lost Treasures, Trade-Ins, and Drugs

Friday, May 16th, 2008 by tyson

I should preface this installment by saying that I am a pack rat. I always have been and probably always will be. When I die, my relatives will come to clean out my house and find stacks and stacks of old newspapers, every wrapper of the slices of Velveeta cheese I had eaten over the …

Tales From Behind The Counter – An Xbox In The Bathroom

Friday, May 9th, 2008 by tyson

To be truly honest, this week has been pretty tame in Video Game Store land. No crazed pedophiles, no extremely stupid customers, just a couple of stores full of video games and me, tooling around behind the counter like robot in malaise. This is the perfect time to give you an honest glimpse of how …