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/gquit Is Like A Breakup January 11, 2009

Filed under: Games,Other Folks — Gwyddia @ 8:59 pm
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I left my World of Warcraft guild of over a year today, and I am miserable.  I left as a result in the latest altercation with another longstanding guildie with whom I have had multiple clashes.  For some reason, today’s perceived aggression when I was just being exuberant about my beloved Eagles was the last straw.  That being said, I am very, very sad.


These folks have been better friends to me than I ever realized.  They have played with me, joked with me, and some of them have eaten and slept in my home.  When I log on now I am in a friend’s tiny bank-alt guild so that people don’t see an unguilded 80 rogue and think I’m a tiny ninja, but I am alone.  


I never realized how much I took my guild for granted.  I am at a loss for how to scrape up a good group. Guildcraft and Gatherer are out, and there’s no guild calendar.  I hit the guild website in my usual websurfing rotation, only to remember that I didn’t have access anymore.  I had a question about a skill in another class, and I had no one to ask.  And yes, for better or for worse, there is no guildchat to keep me company.


So yes, I regret leaving.  I made the choice because I didn’t know what else to do with a repeating situation.  I’d like to return if things are better, but the guild is so good that leaving carries with it a penalty – a real chance of no return.  We – they – prize civility over all else, and drama isn’t civil.  The officers would have to decide it is worthing having their stabby [Prime Gnome] back.  And I would have to feel like I wasn’t going to get attacked anymore without recourse.  It’s a lot to ask.  I’m hope to ask soon.  


I need to get a tissue, I think.


The 1Up Crew: It’s Not Over January 8, 2009

Filed under: Games,Industry,Other Folks — Gwyddia @ 3:06 pm
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It looks like most, if not all, of our EGM podcasting favorites have landed on RebelFM.  Their new project, EatSleepGame, can be found for your listening pleasure here.

312csi9An official press quote from RebelFM states:

Won’t you please welcome Anthony Gallegos, Nick Suttner, Philip Kollar, Matt Chandronait, Ryan O’Donnell, Jade Kraus, and me, as we bring you the opening salvo of It’s on, bitches.

On indeed.


Spore Expansion Pack Coming This Spring

Filed under: Games,PC,Spore — Gwyddia @ 12:28 pm
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Not so excited about the Spore: Creepy and Cute parts pack?  Want more – ahem – gameplay?  

Your wish is Maxis’ command.  Spore Galactic Adventures will be released in March.  While details are still scarce, this new title promises to be just the first in of a Sims-like prolific progeny of small gameplay and large item expansions.  We’ll know more during Maxis’ special even later this month, where they announce their full “Spore line-up for 2009″.  No word on the presence or absence of DRM for these new goodies.


Ghostbusters Game Accidentally Dated

Filed under: Games,Industry,Sony — Gwyddia @ 12:22 pm


This little nugget can be found in the press release for the new Ghostbusters movie Blu-Ray:

America’s favorite paranormal psychologists are back to save the world, this time with unsurpassed picture and audio quality and advanced new bonus features in the Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc, releasing worldwide the week of June 16, 2009. The simultaneous launch of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the highly anticipated videogame from Atari, celebrates the film’s 25th anniversary, with an all-new adventure from by the film’s original writers

June 16, 2009 is a Tuesday, kids – mark it on  your calendar.


Theremin Hero FTW January 5, 2009

Filed under: Games,Other Folks,Rock Band — Gwyddia @ 5:56 pm
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Have you lost your voice singing in Rock Band? Can’t conceive of giving up the game until your throat feels better? Grab a theremin and go to town. Check out how this guy does.


WeinerCast Wednesday! GVGA Edition December 31, 2008

The Weinercast is go! This week: Gwyddia Hosts The 2008 Gnome Video Game Awards.

As always, the Weinercast is available on Gwyddia - Weinercast

Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we’ll address it on air next week!

A non-iTunes link if you need it.


Star Tropics on VC! December 29, 2008

Filed under: Games,Nintendo,Wii — Gwyddia @ 3:39 pm
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startropics2OK, the original Star Tropics has been on the Wii’s Virtual Console for a while, but today you can get the sequel to complete the set. If you never had the chance as a kid to check out this (for its time) amazing action-adventure title about a boy and his yo-yo, deeew eeet.