Month: December 2008

  • 8-bit Jesus [Feedback/Game Overview]

    I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a grinch when it comes to Christmas music. The songs never change and it all gets rather repetitive, especially since radio stations start exclusively playing Christmas music almost immediately following Thanksgiving. What’s a guy to do? Find an awesome alternative. In the past that alternative has usually been […]

  • Death to Clamshell [Embedded Reporter]

    Deep from the trenches, it’s time for your Monday video feature: Embedded Reporter. And we’re back from Christmas break! Expect this post and tomorrow’s post, but then I’m on hiatus again until after the New Year’s weekend. This video highlights a move that I hope many more companies make in the near future: Clamshell packaging […]

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves [Embedded Reporter]

    Deep from the trenches, it’s time for your Monday video feature: Embedded Reporter. One of my favorite games from the current era has finally had its sequel announced :cough: last week :cough:, and I must say I’m pretty excited about it. It features our favorite protagonist, Nathan Drake, treating us all to his trademark, characteristic […]

  • The Villains of Final Fantasy Week 8 [Game Overview]

    Insert another credit, because it’s time for your weekly video game news and you’ve just hit the Game Overview screen. With every Final Fantasy game there exists great (and not so great) teams of heroes bent on saving the world from some sort of evil force. While we could take a look at those heroes, […]

  • Dark Knight, MGS5 [Filmmakers Bleed/Game Overview]

    The Dark Knight I saw The Dark Knight twice on Blu-Ray this week and after three viewings, this movies still undoubtably holds its own as the best movie in the summer and even fits into my top five of all time. What Christopher Nolan did with this movie was incredible, creating a superhero movie that […]

  • L4D League [PC/M$]

    Today’s the first non-WMQ Wednesday, so I thought I’d ease us into it with a discussion about competitive gaming, since that’s closer to a sport than, say, a book review. Online leagues are nothing new to the computer gaming space. For as long as we’ve been able to play over our 14.4 modems (or slower!) […]

  • Penny Arcade, The Guild, Lost, Heroes [Game Overview/Idiot Box]

    PA I think it’s worth mentioning that the guys at Penny Arcade are universally hilarious. I was tooling around their site today and I found a couple of oldies, but goodies that I thought I would share: There’s one about Pokémon that shows Gabe at his training worst. If nothing it’s a hilarious take on […]

  • LOST in 8:15 [Embedded Reporter]

    Deep from the trenches, it’s time for your Monday video feature: Embedded Reporter. There’s still plenty of December standing in the way, but it won’t be too long before we hit January 21st and the fifth season on Lost hits the airwaves. I know this little Youtube video is old. It was featured as a […]

  • Neal Stephenson’s Writing [You Can Quote Me On That/Bookmark This]

    Here’s an interesting analysis of most of Stephenson’s writing by Matthew Bey of the Austin Statesman: But even as Erasmas and company pursue the answers to their cerebral quandaries, violence and chaos aren’t far behind. As intimidating an intellectual artifact as “Anathem” is, it’s still an action story. Stephenson takes just enough time to establish […]

  • Anathem Review [Bookmark This]

    It’s been quite some time since Stephenson’s ambitious Baroque Cycle hit the shelves, but, based on his latest offering, it seems that Stephenson spent that time doing boatloads of research for his second most ambitious title to date (the ~2700 page Baroque Cycle has to take the cake on that one), Anathem. While it seems […]