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Windows 7 = 100% Recycled Vista

Microsoft is trying to put Vista behind them as quickly as possible. Or are they? The Redmond, Washington-based megacorp just announced that the first beta for Windows 7 will begin on January 13, 2009. This would seem to indicate that...

 
 
 

Oh Boy, More Sonic B.S.

Continuing their cavalcade of “We Don’t Care If You Like It, We’re Just Going To Put Out A New Game Every Month Instead of Doing What The Fans Want And Doing An Actual Retro Game”, Sonic Team has released new screenshots from the upcoming W...

 
 
 

Weiner Review: Snoopy v. The Red Baron

If you’ve been waiting for the sequel to Crimson Skies, your wait may be over. Don’t be discouraged by the adorability of the title character - this is timeless dogfighting from an era long before Michael Vick. Theme: You are World Wa...

 
 
 

Worst RPGs Ever?

This week's Weinercast will discuss the Top 5 (or more) Worst Role Playing Games ever to disgrace a system of any sort (including PCs). I have my own opinions, but I'd like more input. What do you think? What are the worst RPGs evar, an...

 
 
 

Weiner Review: Chrono Trigger DS

In the Year of Our Ceiling Cat Nineteen and Ninety-Five, Square released a little game called Chrono Trigger. The story is simple - young adventurers save the world - but with a twist - by porting through time. Due to its epic nature, bra...

 
 
 

Thanksgiving Reflections

This originally appeared on PlayingWithMyWeiner.com, but I wanted to share it with more folks. So here go are: By the time you are a fully-grown adult, with your own home and your own grown-up concerns, chances are you will have lost some...

 
 
 

Weinercast Wednesday

The Weinercast is go at PlayingWithMyWeiner.com. This week: News, Roguecraft, and Heroic Ajzol-Nerub. As always, the Weinercast is available on iTunes. Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we'll address it on air next ...

 
 
 
 

Two Years Ago...

I slept outside of a Vegas Target for a Wii. I passed up the PS3 until they threatened to take away my backwards compatibility. I can't believe it's been two years. What a fine half dozen games they have been. Wii: Twilight Princess, ...

 
 
 

Amazon Shipping Inconsistencies Continue

You’d think they’d learn. As we discussed recently around the Fallout 3 release, Amazon has recently started offering Release Date Shipping for some hot items. With one notable exception that we’ll get to in a moment, however, that specia...

 
 
 

Fallout 3 Weiner Review

There is a Fallout fever in my house. The Weiner Daddy is playing on 360, I’m playing on the PC using both keyboard and mouse and the Microsoft game controller. We’ve been playing since the game was released on October 28th, and neither...

 
 
 

Guitar Hero v. Copyright Law

Some snags this week for users of Guitar Hero World Tour's Creation mode. User-created versions of existing, copyrighted songs are disappearing. This comes as no surprise, as Blactivizzion warned that content would be monitored for inf...

 
 
 

Weinercast Wednesday

The Weinercast is go at PlayingWithMyWeiner.com. This week: Gwyddia's Top 8 Politically Themed Games. As always, the Weinercast is available on iTunes. Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we'll address it on air next ...

 
 
 

Amazon Takes On "Wrap Rage"

We interrupt your election results to bring you this breaking news from online retailer Amazon.com. Do you hate buying a new shiny something and not be able to open it because the packaging seems like it was designed by sadist monkeys? ...

 
 
 

VOTE, America.

VOTE. I don't care if you're a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, a Green, a Purple, or a Plaid. VOTE. Voting is a privilege and a right, and something that you can do right now. If you need more incentive, Ben & Jerry'...

 
 
 

Beatles Announcement A Bust?

So we aren't getting Rock Bad: Beatles. Instead we're getting "an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles", whatever that means. So what DOES that mean? If it is a play t...

 
 
 

I Am A Criminal.

According to Jack Thompson, at least. In his last death throws before disbarment, Thompson filed a motion in his lawsuit against the Florida Bar in which he referred to GamesLaw.net as a "video game enem[y]" doing "criminal activities." I a...

 
 
 

Fallout 3 Amazon fallout.

Did you pre-order the Amazon exclusive Fallout 3 Survival Edition? I did, back in September. Did you receive it today, on release day? I didn't, and neither did hundreds of other people. According to the Fallout 3 user forums, Amazon...

 
 
 

Review: Fable II

[Ed. Note: This is all Araan.] This is NOT a stereotype. No. You’ve seen a lot about Fable II on this site. Actually, I should say you’ve seen a lot about Peter Molyneux, Fable's creator, who has Chronic Foot-In-Mouth Disease. You may...

 
 
 

Review: Guitar Hero World Tour

This is NOT Rock Band. I need to get that out of the way right now. I also need to state that we are playing this game on Xbox 360 with the Rock Band 2 drums and microphone, but the Les Paul Guitar Hero III guitar. I have to admit that...

 
 
 

Weinercast Wednesday

The Weinercast is go at PlayingWithMyWeiner.com. This week I discuss WoW 3.02, the Little Big Planet Debacle, and female gamers. As always, the Weinercast is available on iTunes. Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we...

 
 
 

Mother 3 Fan Translation Complete!

The Mother series of games is a big deal to RPGers. Known as the Earthbound series in the United States, these role-playing games are not another thud-and-blunder series, but instead are set in the West, albeit from a Japanese point of v...

 
 
 

Weiner Review: Silent Hill: Homecoming

Well, if by “queen” you mean “zombie nurses”, and if by “gun”, you mean Pyramidhead and his giant sword, then yes. Silent Hill is back, and everything old and creepy is new and creepy again. This time your protagonist is Alex ...

 
 
 

Weinercast Wednesday

The Weinercast is go at PlayingWithMyWeiner.com. This week Araan and I discuss Big Game Hype. When does the hype kill the experience? When do big games live up to the hype? Featuring a special Fable II “advertisement”! As always, ...

 
 
 

Review: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

In the beginning there was a hedgehog. Well, maybe more in the post-beginning/pre- middle. Certainly in the early 16-bit era. Yes, by 1991 there was Sonic The Hedgehog. (Note: The "T" in "The" is properly capitalized. Sonic creator Naoto Ĺ...

 
 
 

Preview: Professor Laytonmania

People love puzzles. Japanese people doubly so (see Brain Age, SuDuKo, Go, etc.). Thus, a few years ago Level-5 rolled up all the puzzles they could find in one tidy package called Professor Layton and the Curious Village. The DS title ...

 
 
 

More Fable II Bullcrap

As per Destructoid, Kotaku, and others, the Fable II Collector’s Edition will no longer include the shiny box, the five Fate cards, or the figure of Hobbe. This is allegedly due to “supply chain problems” that Lionhead could never...

 
 
 

Weinercast Wednesday

Weinercast #5 is up at PlayingWithMyWeiner.com. This week Araan and I discuss civility in gaming. Sawyer believes that all civilized creatures nap.

 
 
 

Review: Mega Man 9

Ow, my most of me. Welcome back, Blue Bomber. Forget Mega Man X, Mega Man Tutu Adventures, Rush eXtREME, and the rest. Mega Man 9 is the real deal. 8-bit graphics, delightfully tinny rock music, and punishing gameplay. Authentic flick...

 
 
 

Preview: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

“I say, old chap, might you have a bit of pie? “ ”Alas, dear friend, I had some, but I finished it not a moment ago with a spot of tea!” ”Not to worry, dear sir. *pop* *pop* Pie for all!” -- Welcome to the world of P.B. ...

 
 

About Gwyddiaone of us since 6:55 PM on 09.03.2008

The head gnome in charge of PlayingWithMyWeiner.com, the only gaming site run by a chick with two, count 'em TWO weiners!

As far as particulars, I am a WoW player, with a 80 gnome rogue and 70 gnome tank on Lothar US.

I dig RPGs, both Japanese and Western. I'm excited by games with good writing. Visuals are great, but are less important to me than the overall experience. That's not to say that I'm a casual gamer, but rather that I'm a Dragon Quest-type gamer, not a Final Fantasy type (though I play and enjoy both series.)

Right now I'm playing WoW, Fallout 3, Little Big Planet, DQ IV, and whatever doesn't suck on my iPhone.

 
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