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N00b Diaries: Bioshock Chapter Three – The Wide Road to Hell

Monday, July 6th, 2009 by alexis

Day Eight:

By this point, I thought the game had etched the peripheral line past which other games fear to tread; etched that line and stepped boldly over it. Then I got to the theater level, and found that Bioshock had actually power-vaulted over said line. About the time that I hear Sander Cohen’s reading of …

N00b Diaries: Bioshock Chapter Two – Splicers Beware

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 by alexis

Day Four:

I have ammo. Lots of ammo. I am having a great time finding all the little crawl spaces, hacking every safe I can find and robbing every corpse rotting up my path. I already have the three photographs of the Spidey Splicers, have had them for quite some time. Got a really cool action …

N00b Diaries: Bioshock Chapter One – Getting Comfortable

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 by alexis

Day One:

Dear Diary,
I want to become a more knowledgeable video game player. I have expressed this, and have found that I have an excellent source of tutelage in my long-time gamer boyfriend. He has compiled a list of games that he considers the “must-play” list, and today I begin my journey, starting with: Bioshock!!! (Da-da-duuuum!!!) …

Eve Online: Second Life for Hardcore Gamers

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by golden jew

I hate Second Life. I don’t understand it. I already have a job. I already have a house. I understood Sims because the part where your Sim went to work (at least in the versions I played, they put out so many expansions my view is probably distorted) was skipped and my Sim just showed …

Destiny of a Fan

Monday, November 12th, 2007 by chris

Everyone has a couple of games they particularly like, regardless of how good they are, because of the memories they have of them. Unless, of course, they don’t like video games, in which case they must be card-carrying communists. For me, one of those games is Capcom’s greatest RPG: Destiny of an Emperor for NES….

PS1 games you may have missed: More RPGs edition

Monday, October 22nd, 2007 by chris

In my last entry I took a break from mentioning RPGs. Since, however, RPGs are my favorite genre, you’re just going to have to live with a few more of them now.

Before we begin, I would like to briefly mention the first two games of both the Suikoden and Wild ARMs series. I have discussed …

PS1 games you may have missed: Non-RPG edition

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 by chris

Believe it or not, I like a few PSX games that aren’t RPGs! Of course, several of them are still hard-to-find (because I like to like things nobody knows about).

Unfortunately, I do not have copies nor solid recollections of all of them. But I can tell you about a couple more to look …

Gaming Meccas of Japan Pt. 2 — Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 by tyson

Every hobby and every religion has their sacred place. Baseball fans have Cooperstown. Gamblers go to Las Vegas. Catholics go to the Vatican. Maple syrup lovers go to Canada. For us, the nerds, the geeks, the otaku, we have Akihabara. It is here that we can fulfill our wildest, dorkiest dreams. If we feel like …

Fishing for Quarters – Remembering arcades

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 by tyson

Being a kid of the Eighties and Nineties, I spent a ton of time feeding quarters into arcade games. We at videolamer may rain praise upon our little console buddies but we rarely talk about their much larger, and these days dumber, brothers, the arcade machines. If it were not for these coin-gobbling behemoths, consoles …

A death in the family – Sega leaves the hardware business and I rediscover video games

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 by jay

Towards the end of highschool I stopped gaming. For the first time, I had a girlfriend, was preparing to go to college, and had a wicked meth habit. Beyond these time wasting activities, something about video games seemed to have changed. Though I had been a Sega faithful since the Master System, my highschool days …