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— February 2009 Archive —

I interupt this gaming blog to talk for a minute about TV, and in particular Joss Whedon’s new show, Dollhouse. Warning: The post contains broad spoilers of the first 3 episodes. Now I’m just an ordinary viewer watching the show as it airs. I haven’t had any sneak peeks or […]

Years and years ago, I popped a CD — very cutting edge technology for gaming at the time — into my TurboDuo and thus discovered the magic of Ys. Now mind you, that was in 1832 or thereabouts, so I don’t remember it well (OK actually it was 1992 or […]

How’d this one slip past us all? Maxis releases ‘Spore’ API, contest Electronic Arts has released a “Spore” API, which for the first time will make it possible for fans of the hit evolution game from legendary game designer Will Wright to create their own applications. And if you’ve got […]

So you can’t have missed all the nonsense about this Consumerist article (I’m not going to dignify it by linking to it) that claims that “Teresa” said she was harassed on, and ultimately suspended from, XBox Live because she put in her profile that she was a lesbian. It saddens […]

Here’s irony for you. Shortly after the Sony PSP launched, industrious hackers started figuring out how to run homebrew apps on it. From then until now, Sony kept patching the firmware to lock out the homebrewers, and the hackers kept working around the patches. Sony’s message was clear, if ineffectual: […]

Rating: 1 of 5 stars Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever by John C. Beck & Mitchell Wade This book was a big disappointment. Part of the reason for that was basic timeliness; it was published in 2004 and we all know how quickly our world […]

I have to confess, I’ve never been meme-tagged before. That kind of thing generally doesn’t happen to us grumpy soloers. Usually people tag their tanks from the night before, or once in a while the hot elf chick (or dude, depending on gender preference) who threw ’em a buff the […]

Those guys at the Giant Bomb (whom I used to like before they started ignoring me on Twitter…bastages!) made this video of the weird new PSN title, Noby Noby Boy. I have to admit, I only got a little ways into it before I had to jump up and go […]

Yeah, just to be different I deliberately avoided the “launches” jokes. Anyway, the MMO blogosphere is a-buzz with the news that Jumpgate Evolution will go live in June. Source is the Codemaster’s site, which simply lists it as “available from June 2009.” So there’s that. I’m vaguely bummed that Champions […]

It’s been a little over a week since I started my job blogging for ITWorld. Today I noticed my XFire Profile: “This Week: No Games Played” Huh. Now in all honesty this isn’t accurate because I’ve played 8 hours of Too Human on the XBox since I bought it last […]