June 3, 2011
Electronic Entertainment Expo!!!
The biggest gaming event of the year is just a few days away! All the big players coming together to show us want we can expect to see in the coming year. Can’t go? Can’t watch it live? How will I get my E3 fix?? No worries The Gamers Blog has you covered. CABXYZ and yours truely will be bringing you daily updates for ALL your E3 coverage. We will have all the info hot off the press conference floor as we get it. I will also be posting a special Gamer Rant : E3 edition. Daily updates, special posts, and maybe if your good a few suprises, what else could you ask for? You say another giveaway? Sure why not! Check us out during our E3 coverage for details on another giveaway. What are you hoping to see this yearRead more…
May 25, 2011
If you know the ending why bother playing?
*(Read with caution, spoilers abound)* I finally did it. After putting it off and off again I finally bought The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I know, I know the game has been out since 2006 and I am on my second Wii (sold the first); but I always thought shelling out $50 for a five year old game was kind of absurd (at least since it was still readily available). Well, on Sunday Nintendo released their “hits” line in the form of “Nintendo Selects” and Twilight Princess just happened to be one of the four titles they released for the right price of $19.99. So with a coupon and $15 gift card I got the game for free (technically), and started to play it. The only thing about this story is I have seen and played the ending ofRead more…
May 19, 2011
Dont miss out on your chance to save the galaxy with your FREE STEAM COPY OF MASS EFFECT.
Do you feel down about the state of the galaxy? Do you wish you had the commanding authority of a super badass bent on eradicating evil while at the same time being dashingly awesome or terrifyingly douchy? Well wish no more!!! Now is your chance to win a FREE steam copy of MASS EFFECT. Its your turn to travel the galaxy kickin in doors and nut sacks, saving the day and getting the freakishly hot alien chick. Ill keep it simple. All you have to do is share your thoughts with TGB. You MUST post 1 comment under this article and then post 5 comments under any article (all 5 comments do not have to be under the same article) and let us know whats on your mind. Posting 1 comment here and then 5 comments anywhere else will enterRead more…
May 6, 2011
Explaining Gaming to Those Who Don’t Understand
I suppose as a former almost-educator, I should touch on the educational aspects of gaming. I have had to defend my playing World of Warcraft, Halo, even Mario Cart and Super Smash Bro’s on my old N64 to my mother, a firm believer in activities that develop mental clarity and knowledge. So, while this topic may not be about the newest game or an exciting review, it has to potential to be helpful to the younger readers that find themselves trying to defend themselves to the parental figures in their lives. Now, I want to make something clear so I don’t have hate mail. I am not going to make a clear cut list of what is educational about each game. Instead, I am going attempt to help you learn to discern what parts you share with that nosy parentRead more…
May 4, 2011
New Price Point for Wii
We have all noticed the Wii slipping in sales over the years and the whole motion control gimick has been surpassed by Xbox’s Kinect as well as Playstations Move. To combat this Nintendo announce a price drop. This will be the consoles second price drop since its release in 2006. The first drop was from 249.99 to 199.99. Now the Wii will retail for 149.99. To add incentive to the offer the Wii will come with Mario Kart and the racing wheel accessory. Also Nintendo will release some 20 dollar games such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers and Wii Sports. Now this is all good and fine but rumor around the industry is that Nintendo will unveil a new console at E3 only a month a way. Will consumers really wantRead more…
May 3, 2011
Games for Gameless Situations: The Legend of Zelda Series
Nintendo is great at making games that are aimed at children but fun for all ages. Mario titles are numerous, and almost all of them are very good. However, Nintendo themselves rarely dabble in the swords and sorcery fantasy world, preferring completely original worlds of their own invention. The one permanent foothold they have in a world that’s similar to, but still far from the fantasy norm is The Legend of Zelda, the one series that makes a dude wearing white tights and a green dress tunic look totally badass. ^ You could be Link for Halloween, and for the other days of the year your sister had a nice 2‑piece outfit. Now, these days handheld Zelda plays a little differently than console Zelda. Even with 3D, the new handheld titles stick to the top-down camera angle that has allRead more…
April 30, 2011
Gamer Charities… Changing the Lives of Children Forever
When we turn on the TV, Radio or even read articles on the web all we see are advertisements for the latest and greatest, news or horrors befalling some poor country or state, or any other number of atrocities that fall upon the living. The news only seems to recognize the rich and powerful or bad news. I think it’s time to recognize the people who go out and try to make a difference in the world and change it for the better. While I may not have the mass resources of a major broadcasting company or an Oil exec I think the recognition is important. Many of you probably have never heard of ChildsPlayCharity or TheHumbleBundle as they are not advertised across the net and lets face it many of us, especially in the United States tend to forgetRead more…
March 24, 2011
Games for Gameless Situations: Pokémon
Brace yourselves. We’re going back on a trip to the mid-to-late 90’s. A lot of you were probably playing early FPSes or RTSes at this point behind good old CRT monitors, ball mouse in one hand and “generic-old-computer-beige” keyboard under the other. Did any of you have a little brother? Maybe even a little sister? If you were born between 89 and 94, or had a sibling who was, chances are you were EXTREMELY familiar with this one word. Pokémon. Properly pronounced Poke- EH (like a canadian)- Mon, but frequently pronounced Pokeymon or Pokeuhmon. It was a game. It was a TV show. It was a toy franchise. It was my entire world for so many years. The grip that Pokémon had on my generation was uncanny, almost unholy. It was a religion, a science, a job, a sport, aRead more…
March 24, 2011
AND THE WINNER IIIIISSS!!!!
THE PROMOTION FOR THE METRO 2033 GAME ENDED LAST NIGHT AND THE DRAWING HAS BEEN DONE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AND FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE SITE, WE CONTINUE TO GROW AND ITS BECAUSE OF OUR MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS THAT WE DO SO 😀 THE WINNER IS IFINNERS IFINNERS WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT OR COME ACROSS THEGAMERSBLOG.COM? THE NEXT STEP IS FOR IFINNERS TO SEND ME HIS/HER EMAIL SO I CAN DELIVER THE GAME, IF YOU DONT WANT TO MAKE YOUR EMAIL PUBLIC YOU CAN SEND IT TO firstname.lastname@example.org, IT IS A STEAM GAME SO IF YOU DONT HAVE STEAM YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL IT TO RECEIVE AND PLAY THE GAME. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD STEAM HERE http://store.steampowered.com/about/ AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS, IM HOPING WE CAN DO THIS AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE 😀
March 22, 2011
Things to know about the Nintendo 3DS
Today 3DS games will hit the shelves five days before the 3DS system itself. Such games will include The Sims, Madden, Ridge Racer, and Ghost Recon to name a few. So in light of the upcoming release here is a few things to note about the 3DS. — The 3DS is backward compatible with all DS games (non-3DS games will not use the 3D effect) — Nintendo added a left joystick for better movement and accuracy — Added “Home” button. This will pause the game allowing you to to access other items like the Nintendo shop without having to stop the game — The light for battery now shows others colors for other notifications. Red- low battery, Green — normal, Orange — Friend, Blue — Wi-Fi — The 3D effect can be turned up, turned down, or completely turned offRead more…