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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. ...

 
 
 

Late Review: Alone in the Dark

It took me a while to screw up the courage to review this game. No matter how spoiler- free I tried to be, I had heard things in the periphery. I had heard suck and rumors of suck. Finally the day has come, Weiner fans. This is my firs...

 
 
 

Indie Games and the PAX10

It's WeinerCast Wednesday at PlayingWithMyWeiner.com. This week I'm discussing the PAX10 and its impact on indie gaming. Simply put, I think it's a big boost to indy gaming across genres, but I still don't think that many of these games...

 
 
 

An avatar at last!

Finally! My Gwyddia icon is my avatar. Gwyddia is my WoW main, a 70 rogue in The Bit Players on Lothar US. I love this little toon to death, and I am currently waiting in rapt anticipation for my FigurePrint of her. Today is a special...

 
 
 
 

All your time are belong to us?

As per Wired, Bejeweled is coming to WoW. Apparently someone got bored waiting for raid groups to coalesce and developed an addon that allowed them to play Bejeweled (er, “Besharded”) in game while waiting. As Wired relates it, P...

 
 
 

Preview: Dragon Age: Origins

(via PlayingWithMyWeiner.com) Huzzah! The spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate is Dragon Age: Origins, and BioWare recently confirmed that PC players will have it before April 2009, and consoleans soon after. Originally just titled ...

 
 
 

Review: Rock Band 2

Rock Band is back (as if it ever left). The new disc offers about 100 new songs, including Bob Dylan’s first foray into videogames and Harmonix in-house band Speck’s dork ode “Conventional Lover”. For folks who have been rocking...

 
 
 

New Gears 2 footage!

From TechEblog.com, the 4:20 trailer that Cliff B showed at the GameStop manager's Conference last week. This is new gameplay footage. It's looking really good, though the motion and the gore factor may make this not-for-breakfast viewi...

 
 
 

Preview: Dragon Quest IV for DS

I love role-playing games. The first RPG I ever played was Dragon Warrior - the American version of Enix’s (no Square merger yet) Dragon Quest. From the moment I saw my first blue slime, I was hooked. My folks couldn’t afford to ge...

 
 
 

Weinercast Wednesday

Weinercast #2 is up at PlayingWithMyWeiner.com, along with a plug for my favorite charity. This week we review Spore and discuss Apple's attempt to position the iPod as a gaming platform. Check it out.

 
 
 

Please do not offer my lich a peanut

As always, from PlayingWithMyWeiner.com 7-Eleven has apparently joined the horde (pun intended) of retail locations stating November 4, 2008 for the release date of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. 7-Eleven's date and price...

 
 
 

Hardcore Pinata on Pinata action

From PlayingWithMyWeiner.com If you're my friend or my poor husband, you've heard me running around for months singing the following (to the tune of "La Cucheracha"): "Viva Piñata, Viva Piñata It is a nice piñata game! Viva Piñata,...

 
 

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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