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— June 2008 Archive —

So there’s a new Lord of the Rings game coming out from EA, Lord of the Rings: Conquest. In it, you first play through as the good guys, but the second half of the game has you playing for the other side, postulating a version of the story where Sauron […]

Amazon has reduced the price of the Kindle to $359, which IMO is still $159 too high, at least. Makes you stop and wonder though…if they were selling as briskly as Amazon implied they were, why the price drop? I still think Amazon needs to subsidize the device. Sell it […]

With all the fuss, I figured this blog would be somehow incomplete with me adding to the shrieks of excitement about Diablo III being announced. So… here we go: woot. Whew. I feel better now. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Diablo I & II, and Blizzard makes some great […]

So my project for the day was to re-do my ‘home theater’ setup. I put that in quotes because we’re talking, y’know, the living room, not a dedicated home theater in a separate room. My goal was just to get components plugged in so that I could turn them all […]

Quick post for now, since I’m at work, but the first trailer for Joss Whedon’s new web-show, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is up: Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

I try to avoid “Collector’s Editions” of games since the regular versions tend to be pricey enough, but this time I got sucked in. Gamestop has listed the Spore Galactic Edition for $79.99, currently scheduled to ship on September 7th. Extras of this addition are: ‘Making of Spore’ DVD video […]

I’ve decided that Etrian Odyssey II (for the Nintendo DS) is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s looks like it’ll be a long, long game and I’m not going to try to power through it. I have to confess I was getting a bit bored for a while, feeling like […]

I’m still thrashing around, jumping from game to game. I’ve been on a real old-school RPG kick lately but was getting the itch for something pretty and sparkly, so I ran out and picked up Lost Odyssey based on some friends praising it Initial thoughts follow. I figure the game […]

Netflix users, just in case it got caught in a spam filter or something, Netflix sent out an email saying that it would be eliminating the “Profile” feature. This feature allowed you to have several queues per account. So if you have kids, you might have 1 queue with kid’s […]

Previews of Guitar Hero World Tour are hitting all over the web (I’ll throw a few links in at the bottom of this post). I was rather surprised to find that GHWT was offering a lot of what I was hoping for in Rock Band 2. Let’s get the big […]