It’s a momentous weekend, dear gamers! Not only were we able to snag some hot titles (bet at least one person misread that phrase) at Black Friday sales, but this weekend begins the final large scale beta test for the hotly anticipated and much heralded WoW killer (are we sick of that term yet? At this point only Blizzard can kill the game) Star Wars the Old Republic. Mixing the much adored world of Star Wars with the game design [...]
Jonathan Coulton sits and has a talk with Popblerd’s Stephen, discussing his absence from recording, his new album and more!
Last week I made a big show of how I cancelled my Battlefield 3 pre-order, which was true at the time, lest you begin to question my journalistic integrity. But for some reason (possibly just the excitement of going to a midnight launch), I re-pre-ordered the game on Monday and picked it up. I fully intended to make my column about my impressions of the game, but outside the singleplayer it’s been hard to form too many impressions thanks to [...]
Virtual Insanity is a weekly column by Stephen, mixing editorial reflections on games in general with the latest news about the digital world. Have a game you’d like to see covered in the column? Let us know in the comment section. For those who have never heard of John Gabriel’s Internet Dickwad Theory (from the brilliant online comic Penny Arcade), allow me to enlighten you: A more philosophical way to look at it is through the story of the Ring [...]
If you would like to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network, you can do it here . Hello, world! In a way, this is the first official post in a new Popblerd feature called “Virtual Insanity”, dedicated to all things video games. I’ll give a proper introduction next week, with some of my history with video games and what to expect in each weekly installment. So for now this is more of a portent of things to come. But gamers out [...]