Welcome to the recap. I would have had this up sooner but I’ve been addicted to L4D2 this past week… and on top of that, I’ve been watching Tim/Eric clips over and over again all weekend. With that combo, there is no time for anything else.
But we’ve had a good week with a lot of blogs in the community area. So be sure to hit the jump to check out what your fellow GL readers are talking about in their blogs. And, ya know, maybe read some of our official stuff too. No pressure, though.
Is Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker getting it’s own Mountain Dew Game Fuel? Probably. And I bet there will be ads for it in the game too. Gotta love the future.
Peter took some time to write about Mother’s Day. Luckily I remembered about it this year. Not that I forgot last year… but it was a close call.
Apparently people are using high fives to greet each other. If you see that happen, I think you’re free to punch them both in the face. If you don’t think you can pull off the doublepunch, aim for the more douchey looking one and then bail.
Failboat’s weekly poll is about Oblivion and Fallout 3 this time around. Join the party and help us prove that Chris has horrible choices in videogames.
Does buying used games mean you’re a second-class gamer? To the rich bastards running the videogame industry it does. But what does it mean for you?
Michael reviewed Supreme Commander 2 in his blog this week. As always, he does a bang-up job and if you have any interest in this game you’d be silly for not reading it.
Is the social aspect of gaming a forced evolution? Coop, multiplayer, and facebook/twitter integration seem to be more and more prevalent… but I have often wondered if it’s the developer’s who insist on these features or the publishers.
Hard4Games is apparently a real site. Who the hell thinks of these names? Who ever it is, I seriously hope they aren’t getting paid.
Do videogame reviewers completely miss the point? Probably…
Everyone is going buck-wild over the Halo: Reach beta. I’m still trying to figure out why people are still playing Halo instead of moving on to better and newer FPS’s.
Thomas decided to show off his gaming rig’s specs to increase his e-peen and make you feel dumb for having a worse computer.
We’ve all got some pre-concieved notions about works and doesn’t in games. Well here are a few games that breaking those notions into tiny pieces.
A lot of games suffer from bad execution. Lots of them. Lots and lots.
I applaud Capcom on being able to resell us their games by adding a few new things, fixing some basic issues, and offering it for a few bucks less than they did the first time around. The newest game in that vein is Super Street Fighter 4. And according to Jamie, it’s pretty damn super(b).
Speaking of reselling us the same game, Simon reviewed 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Sports games… I still can’t believe they sell so well year after year.
Can you believe we conned someone into actually playing Dead To Rights: Retribution for a review!? I can’t. Go read it and comment so they don’t feel like they wasted their time (even though they totally did).
The most recent in retro-revivals is Tecmo Bowl Throwback, and from Andrew’s review of it, sounds as if they did the original justice.
Although Thomas wrote a great piece on how you can use your netbook to play videogames, it’s pretty much irrelevant now that the iPad is out. That thing isn’t just taking over the netbook market, but it is revolutionizing the world as we know it!
Can you believe it’s already Limitcast Episode 40? Seems like a lot of podcasts. Since they’re all a bit more than an hour long, it would take almost 2 days to get through all of them if you marathoned it. That’s a lot of hours of podcasty goodness.
Anyway, the guys went over EA’s announcement of premium demos, how they industry is trying to slow/stop the used game market, what they thought of Splinter Cell: Conviction, and even the Starcraft 2 Beta (again).
Well that’s it for this week. Let me leave you with the most awesome thing you’ll see this week or possibly ever. Unless you don’t like Tim and Eric… and then you’ll probably hate it cause you can’t tell funny stuff from non-funny stuff. I bet it’s hard living life like that. I feel bad for you now.
Now, Tayne, I can get into!