I've never understood all the Metal Gear Solid love. Both times I have played, once on the PS1 and once on the PS2, it took about four hours before I became exhausted, bored, and frustrated with the game.
The past few weeks have seen temperatures cracking into the mid-nineties here in central Minnesota -- for those of you on the barbarian celsius system that's something like five-hundred and sixty-two or minus eighty-three, I'm not so good with the conversion -- which can only mean that summer has officially arrived.
Memorial Day probably means a relaxing day away from the grinds of work and responsibility to be spent drinking too much cheap beer and inflicting fire and lighter fluid to any number of unsuspecting hot dogs. Perhaps you will find yourself called to the cool darkness of a local movie theater. Perhaps you will simply lounge away the day in the company of close friends and family.
I suppose I could have given the nod on this week's Game of the Week to Rockstar's belated April Fools joke, Table Tennis, but, short of Rockstar Games Presents Chutes and Ladders I can't think of a stranger title to come out of that particular developer.
E3 is done and gone for another year, but its shockwaves will be with us for some time I'm sure. While most will invest themselves deeply in the debate between PS3 and Wii, there exists another contingent among us that heard and saw something long awaited. Something that spoke of the bright and regained future, which we've suspected for some time might come to fruition.
Welcome to the Week Ahead for the week of May 1st! Much like most weeks leading up to E3, the PC platform dominates the release list with a few also-console titles (Winning Eleven 9, Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter) and a couple versions of Sudoku for the PC and GBA.
You've just got to love a successful MMO without a monthly subscription fee, if only on principle. Guild Wars has trundled along quite happily and successfully over the past year in the devouring shadow of MMO Overlord World of Warcraft, quietly developing a devout following.
Once upon a time, there was a genre that dominated computer gaming, and described its greatest titles across a broad and imaginitive spectrum. This genre was the leader in both graphical advances and creative imagining for a fledgling industry.
Considering the nefarious actions of certain sites of, some might say, ill repute, I think it's important to note that we do not sell our billing for Game of the Week. We have taken this firm stand because we are mighty in our principles!