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For Those About to Die: The Woefully Outclassed

Daytime. The Capital Wasteland. 2277. A man and a dog walk toward a derelict hotel near old D.C. The man looks nothing like other men. He is clad completely in steel; none of his human skin is visible but his steel skin crackles with energy...

 
 
 
 

Braid: The "Oh Shit" Moment.

Normally the "Oh Shit" moments in gaming happen while the game is being played. In the case of Braid it happened well after I finished it. I have a considerable amount of regret associated with this excellent title. I have a policy of...

 
 
 
 

A Cast of Thousands: Leisure Suit Larry

Clad in the polyester raiment of an extinct era, Leisure Suit Larry commenced his adventure with little more than a canister of breath spray and a mission: to get laid by midnight. While the other video game titans of the era were busy savi...

 
 
 

A Cast of Thousands: Birdo

The Tissot watch on the Psychiatrist's wrist indicated that 45 minutes had passed. "We're running out of time for today. Aren't you going to tell me about the bird-creature?" Mario removed his hat and twisted it in his hands before plac...

 
 
 
 

The Turning Point of GTAIV (for me)

Niko Bellic is basically a nice guy, right? That's how I was playing it. He's just a nice guy who got dealt a bad hand and has to kill some people. I stayed in character. I avoided hitting pedestrians. I didn't kill people when they were cr...

 
 
 
 
 

Not my Turning Point Gaming Rig

And the cat who loves to wait until I get on the computer to decide she needs to sit in the pile of papers between my keyboard and monitor. My gf took the picture because she likes to take a picture every time the cat does something.

 
 
 

The Merits of Gamefly

Little Background: I'm a multiple-console owner (Wii, 360, PS3, PS2, PSP) with a full time job and proto-spousal girlfriend (live together, own house together, not married.) The deluge of games that arrived so far this year overwhelmed my...

 
 
 
 

Deus Ex: Remember the Gas Station?

This image floated to my desktop last week with the caption "OMG look at those gas prices!" The comment is hardly original and has to be from a nameless forum poster somewhere (nameless because it's not worth my time to look it up.) It r...

 
 

About Scientist tzone of us since 10:17 PM on 03.12.2007

Favorite Video Games in no particular order:

Final Fantasy Tactics
Bioshock
Resident Evil 4
Wing Commander
Half Life 2
CoD4

Favorite Non-Video Games in no particular order:

Settlers of Catan
Warhammer 40,000
Arkham Horror
Power Grid