Monthly Archives: July 2011

Coming at you live from Evolution 2011.

Neither Street Fighter nor sleep deprivation will keep me from contributing to Palette Swaps. Such is my dedication. I’m typing this from the ballroom at the Rio in Las Vegas, and it’s the second full day of the tournament. It … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Wood

I ain’t never seen picks on a plane I hate flying. This is a recent development — Somewhere between the forced radiation doses and gropes post 9/11 and my encroaching old age, I became aware of my mortality. The fancies … Continue reading

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The Epic of Gilgamesh Was The Original Co-Op Campaign

Lately I’ve been playing games cooperatively and finding that doubling down on an experience with another player is always a blast, regardless of what game you’re playing. Our titles of choice have been Borderlands (excellent!) and Kane and Lynch 2: … Continue reading

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The Good Life.

Every day I walk into the office, I renew my longstanding agreement with capitalist society. I will sit in a box and write what you want me to write, society. I will try to sell people things with the promise … Continue reading

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The Sport of Starcraft

Running is hard. It never takes long before doubt creeps in. Should I slow down or speed up? How far am I going today? Is my form correct? Playing Starcraft 2 competitively is proving equally challenging. I know I’m Protoss, … Continue reading

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Seriously, Fuck the Xbox 360 Controller

I got a GameFly account a while back figuring I could use it to broaden my gaming experience. Left to my own devices, of course, I’d only buy a few fighting games and the odd XBLA title, but if I … Continue reading

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Just Cause 2 Is A Social Game

Everyone goes home again, but what do you do when you get there?   I spent the better part of my last trip bumming around on a friend’s couch playing their games, eating their food and just generally being a … Continue reading

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