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No Country for Old Arcades

Moments after being handed my first set of car keys, I began a ritual that would be repeated multiple times each week for nearly a decade now. Id grab my cup full of tokens, the latest Super Eurobeat release (it being th...


The Winter Cometh and the Winter Taketh

It's cold, grey and really ****ty in general. Winter is here and to me that only means one thing. Fiona Apple. And lots of it. Speaking of feeling cold, grey and ****ty in general, how about that Duke Nukem Forever traile...


GameTap Food Porn

I come back in on a Monday morning and what am I craving? None other than the officially unofficial GameTap taco truck! Oh sweet Jesus what I would I not do for a round of carnitas and cheese! Behold! A mobile feast of eth...


Shame Unlike Anything

What's more shameful than hanging out with yourself on a Saturday night while playing guitar and vocals at the same time in Rock Band? Having not just one of your instruments fail upon starting, but two instruments find the...


Holiday Swag (UPDATED: Now with cheese!)

I'm gnawing on a block of cheese that was sent to us by Square-Enix. I'm contributing to the downfall of games journalarism! Also: Wideload stopped by today and with them came awesome pins. That's all for now. Sorry for the lack of updates but things have been crazy! Update: Check out that delicious Square-Enix cheese!


It's time to Bubble Bobble

Do you enjoy Bubble Bobble? Do you feel as though you possess what the kids refer to as, "mad skills?" Would you like to receive a prize for said skills? Splendid! Because you'll have until midnight tonight (EST) to prove you...



Holy cripes on toast! We just picked up a 60" Sony Bravia today! All because of Rock Band! Exclamation points! After attending Chris Kohler's Friday night jam session, Shelby and I were driving back to our side of the Bay wh...


Closing It Out

With the start of November comes the last Holiday push of gaming goodness. Here at the GameTap office we're positively buried in titles to cover, review and generally plow through in time for vacation. And this got me thinkin...


Hannah Montana: The Review!

Well, here it is. My review of Hannah Montana: Music Jam for the Nintendo DS! When it initially arrived, purple stylus and all, it made for a good laugh. Of course it did. It's Hannah Montana, right? Which is exactly why I...


A Spliced Up Halloween

Sir Bettenhausen of the EGM clan held his annual Halloween bash this past weekend and as usual, it was the social event of the season. Hey, even Tiff managed to make it! lawl! My girlfriend and I had this big, elaborate plan...


About jaredrone of us since 1:47 AM on 10.09.2007

Hi, I'm Jared, a games industry writer, living in the Bay Area who currently has a lot of time on his hands! If you're going to stalk me, do it right and check out my personal site!

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