Games of the week for 08/03/08: Watching women urinate edition

This week’s comedy video comes courtesy of sketch show A Bit of Fry & Laurie, starring the marvelous comic actors Hugh Laurie (who American readers will probably recognize from House) and Stephen Fry (who everyone should recognize as a God). Although their sketches together were hit and miss, the show remains very charming, and has some nuggets of gold like the above sketch, which became a cult favorite among my huge group of two friends at college. Those two friends included myself. 
In more pertinant news, we played videogames this week, and you may now hit the jump to see what games were enjoyed by the Destructoid crew.

Justin: I played through Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots which was INCREDIBLE. That fight on top of the ship was the most satisfying thing ever.


Niero: FF VI is tits. That is all. Also, Eternity’s Child is HARD.

Jim: Completed Portrait of Ruin, including the Sister Mode and have been struggling to enjoy The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass. I really loathe the touch screen controls at this point. The touch screen is meant to enhance a game by adding an extra level of control, not destroy a game by removing all other methods of input and becoming an overbearing chain around your neck. Not only that, the constant revisiting of the temple and having to play it over and over again is lazy and abysmal, not something becoming of a Zelda at all. The worst part is that there is an excellent game there, buried under shite. Tragic. 

Also, Magical Starsign and Theme Park

Fronz: So many new games and Christmas leftovers to get to. Yet, I still find myself doing Baal runs. It’s great to finally go back and play through Diablo II.

Conrad: Geometry Wars Evolved 2 is like time-traveling. I managed to completely lose two hours without even noticing just in the Pacifism game mode. Trying to get back into Lost Odyssey, but I always wind up getting distracted from RPGs, no matter how good they might be.

DMV: Siren: New Translation, Metroid: Zero Mission, Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Pixeljunk Eden, Virtua Tennis 3, Dynasty Warriors Gundam, and some Axis and Allies. Note that these are all boardgames.

Colette: Rhythm Tengoku Gold and Final Fantasy IV. That is all.

Grim: When I wasn’t spending way too much time trying to improve my Geometry Wars 2 scores, I was playing Mercenaries in anticipation for Mercs 2 which comes out at the end of the month.

Dale: I’m enjoying the import version of Korg DS-10 the most. I have review copies that of Spectral Force 3, Zoids Assault, and Izuna 2 that I need to finish … at all about the same time. Triple fisting, if you will. I just got a touch of Soul Calibur IV in this weekend. The Apprentice is a cheap piece of shit. Keep your nerdy bullshit out of one of my favorite fighting franchises, Lucas!

Brad: Oh man, I just finished up Secret Agent Clank for review. I am also still trying to figure out how to position may hands appropriately for the “Hard” difficulty setting on Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Last night, I booted up Supreme Commander and realized yet again just how poorly RTS performs on consoles. I’m always left wondering about HaloWars after I play these games.

Nick: I lost two hours last night to Order Up! on the Wii, which may or may not have had something to do with the chef’s hat that comes in the game’s box. Also, PixelJunk Eden, Mister Slime, Soulcalibur IV, Siren, and — surprise! — Rock Band.

Hamza: Double surprise! Halo 3.

This week, I’ll be very busy though, as I get hands-on with Mushroom Men for the Wii, a full day of Dead Space, and I’ll be seeing a handful of Koei games. My gaming week will end on Saturday as I got up to my friends place in Sacramento for a night of BBQ, beer and Halo 1 LAN fun.

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