The Jaded Gamer

A Brief State of the Union Note


@JoeyConnelly on TwitterSince 2001, this site has seen its share of ups and downs, and it has surely petered out on more than one occasion.  Perusing the amount of new posts that have been published over the last year, it’s no surprise that the site has petered out again.  Truth is, I think Jon, Adam and myself have simply moved on from the journalistic side of gaming, and returned to a pre-Internet age, when we just played games without worrying about what we were going to say about them through the written word.

The Next-Gen Golf Clap


Playstation 4 announcementPerusing ye olde Internets as of late, I’ve come across several articles reporting the details of Sony’s upcoming Playstation 4, including the system’s $500+ price tag, and that it can be controlled via smartphones or tablets.  (/facepalm)  Aside from a release date of November, 2013, the system’s price tag and integration with other Internet appliances has nearly made up the whole of the system’s hype.  Well, what about the games, or any new technology in the system that might actually advance gaming in some significant way?  Shouldn’t there be some kind of new and legitimately exciting game-related hype regarding this new GAMING system?  (I’m sorry, but rehashing the same types of titles we had in the previous system — only with slightly prettier graphics — just doesn’t do it for me.)

Zombie post at The Jaded Gamer

The Walking Dead


The Walking Dead by Telltale GamesTHE COMPANY LINE:
“The Walking Dead is an award-winning vision of Robert Kirkman’s global hit comic book series. Experience the true horror and emotional impact of being a survivor of the undead apocalypse in a zombie game unlike any other. You will meet people and experience events that will impact the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, and you will be forced to make decisions that are not only tough, but that will have a direct effect on the story that you experience. The undead are everywhere, but they’re not your only problem. Starvation, betrayal, heartbreak and more will challenge you as you attempt to survive in the world of The Walking Dead.”

The Jaded Gamer

Getting Old is a Bitch


It's a bitch being an old gamer.In just a few days, I will be turning 43-years-old.  Forty-flippin’-three.  Christ…

With that age has come approximately 36 years of being a gamer; from the home Pong consoles and Atari 2600 of the late 70’s, to the systems we have today.  What that means, is that at this age I feel as if I have played and seen it all, and by God, I pretty much have.  As a result of that, it gets increasingly difficult to stay interested in the hobby, as there seems to be less and less originality available to me.  Oh, how I envy the young…

The Return of Hallow’s End


World of Warcraft Hallow's End Holiday Event

Holy shite!  It’s once again time for the Hallow’s End holiday event in World of Warcraft…YAAAAAAAAY!

Without question, this is BY FAR by favorite time of year in the game, and I always participate to the fullest.  (Unfortunately, though, I have yet to score the Horseman’s damn mount, despite so many years of trying.  Perhaps this will be the year that I finally get that Warlock-appropriate steed.)

Anyways, be sure to log in and soak up the groovy Halloween atmosphere — especially around the brilliant Tirisfal Glades zone.

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