back in 2007. Ever since then, we've been following his work on his site
. We've also been following his personal life via Facebook.
A few days ago, Mickey and his wife were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Weston. Unfortunately, there were complications with the birth, and the little guy emerged with two skull fractures and some bleeding around the brain. At this time Weston's prognosis remains unknown.
Needless to say, Mickey, his wife, and little Weston could use your prayers, happy thoughts, Force energy, or whatever it is that you put out there when you're asking the universe to make things go a certain way.
While I'm not promoting the use of marijuana, I have to wonder how dangerous a drug can be when the White House Drug Czar's office is telling people to stay away from it, not because it's dangerous and can ruin your life, but because it can, "directly influence your gaming ability". Say it isn't so!
The Drug Czar's website
explains how hand-eye coordination, memory, and perception are all affected by pot, making it difficult to "win a background" (wtf?), beat an opponent, and defeat a game.
Hmm. While I'm not someone who smokes pot and plays videogames, I'm not sure I agree with the Drug Czar's assessment of the situation, as not all videogames are created equal. I mean, sure, if you're planning a massive assault in the World of Warcraft
, perhaps getting high isn't the best idea. However, if it's a lazy Sunday afternoon and you're in the mood for a little Tiger Woods Golf
, is getting stoned really going to hurt? And could it even, dare I say, help? Not that I'd know anything about that... OK. It was the Nintendo 64, it was Wailea Open
, and I was in college. Leave me alone!!!
Wednesday - March 11, 2009
Resident Evil 5 is a game set in Africa. It would follow, then, that many of the characters are African. This same logic would apply to a game set on Kashyyyk, home of Wookiees. One would expect to see many of Chewie's kin.
Yet because of Resident Evil 5's setting, we've been hearing a multitude of voices claiming that the game is racist. Most recently, via the Wall Street Journal.
The controversy stems from the fact that you play as white man, Chris Redfield, who is sent to several villages in Africa to investigate an odd virus that is affecting said villagers and turning them into zombies. ZOMBIES!?! Yes, zombies. And what do you do with zombies? Well, you certainly don't have tea with them due to their tendency to eat brains. More specifically, your brains. So, you kill them. You kill them any way you can. Be it with guns, knives, machetes, a Bic pen...anything. They're zombies after all and it's you or them.
Continue reading "The Phony "Resident Evil 5" Race Debate"
Thursday - March 19, 2009
We are deep into our LB Resident Evil 5 (RE5) Walkthrough and Strategy Guide
for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Per usual, you can check in on our growing guide as it's being written....if you dare!!!
LB Resident Evil 5 Game Guide
For those who need RE5
help beyond the current scope of the walkthrough, please post your questions in our RE5 Help Thread
in our forums.
Tuesday - March 24, 2009
If the Nintendo Gamecube passed you and your family by, then you missed one of the greatest family-friendly videogames ever made. Thank goodness it has been remade for the Nintendo Wii as part of its "New Play Control!" series!
Safe for kids and strategically challenging for most adults, Pikmin
casts you as Captain Olimar, a victim of a stray meteor who must command Pikmin to fight predators, break barriers, and retrieve lost ship parts, all while continuing to build forces. Providing hours of strategic planning, Pikmin is a great $30 buy
(or even a great rental).
And, of course, while you're trying to figure out how to get that darn Omega Stabilizer away from the poisonous Mushroom Monster, you're going to want the
LB Pikmin Game Guide
by your side.
- Detailed walkthrough
- 100% Completion
- All Ship Parts
- Detailed day-by-day guide
- Complete in 23 Pikmin days!
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- Written by professional guide writers
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Friday - March 27, 2009
Biggest announcement at the Game Developers Conference this week? Zelda: Spirit Tracks
for the Nintendo DS. Look for it later this year.