Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Came upon this last night whilst killin' some armadillos:

The West was crazy.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Play Like a Girl - Episode 6

Hey all! Episode 6 is now live! You can listen below or subscribe to us on iTunes by searching for playlikeagirlblog. As always, thanks for the support and we hope you enjoy the show!

As an aside, please be aware that because Lynsey and I are poor gamers and cannot afford to put any actual money into our show I've had to delete previous episodes to make room for the new. So if for some reason you hadn't downloaded episode 1 . . . sorry, it's gone to the great beyond.

Friday, May 21, 2010

They Exist Outside of Logic

Very shortly, Lynsey and I will be finishing our journey through Bright Falls. Soon after that we'll be recording a podcast to better and more fully express our thoughts on Alan Wake. In the meantime, please allow me to nudge you in the side: if you have not played this game, you need to.

Games this engaging, breathtaking, and downright poetic are few, far and in-between. I know a lot of you are probably causing havoc in the wild, wild west right now (as we both are as well) but this game deserves your attention.

Trust us.

See you soon!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This is a Triumph!

If you've never played Portal, you officially have no excuse.

It's FREE until May 24th, on both the PC and Mac.

Get on that shit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I Can't Wait To Set The World On Fire.

So you’re a courier minding your own business, on your way to deliver a package, when suddenly an unknown assailant shoots you in the head. You awaken in a doctor’s office and, following your discharge, embark on a quest to find the one who gunned you down.

This has recently been revealed to be the first quest (and your introduction) to Fallout: New Vegas. That combined with a slew of new information released on the game has me foaming at the mouth.

Having finally completed my time with Dragon Age: Origins – by that I mean I have for the first time in my gaming career unlocked every single achievement for the game, including all the DLCs – I am eager to sink my teeth into a new RPG. Actually, until Dragon Age: Origins came along, Fallout 3 was without question my favorite RPG so I’m really eager to see if I still love the post-apocalyptic universe of Fallout in my post Dragon Age world.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Remember, Remember the . . . 18th of . . er, May.

Some days everything just comes together, though maybe a little too much at times. May 18th, 2010 has officially become one of those days, my friends. We've known for awhile that the long-awaited Alan Wake is set to release that day and soon after we found out that Read Dead Redemption was pushed back to that same day. I am ridiculously excited for both games and not really thrilled that they have to compete for my time - well, okay, not really, Alan Wake all the way - but such is the life of a gamer *insert violin music here*.

Both of those combined really aren't too bad but now, it's just getting a tad ridiculous; a new Dragon Age: Origins DLC has been announced and confirmed for May 18th.

Pity me, people.

As I'm currently nearly done with my fourth play through (yes, sadly you read that right) of Dragon Age: Origins, knowing there is an upcoming DLC makes me incredibly happy. Knowing that it's coming the same exact day as Alan Wake and Red Dead Redemption? Slightly less happy. Still, May 18th is bound to be an epic day. I should also mention that my little sister was born on that day. Thankfully, she's a big nerd too so her present can be a pot of coffee and and two of us talking each other's ears off about video games.

One more thing before I close this post, have you all seen the new Dead Space 2 trailer? Mmmm goodness, I'm a little excited for that too. They should totally push the release date up to May 18th:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

To cave or not to cave

It wasn't long after I'd fully given into my obsession with Left 4 Dead that I started thinking about what type of merchandise I'd like to see coming from The Valve Store. Foremost on my weird little mind was a plush of a Boomer. I mean, come on - how could you not want to cuddle with this:
It would seem that I'm not the only one who liked the idea of pouring some pepto bismol down his throat and snuggling up; Valve recently released a Boomer plush. A Witch, Hunter, Smoker, and Tank are forthcoming. I'm madly in love. With the plushies that is, not real crazy about the $50 price tag. . . he belches when you squeeze him though!

So . . . who wants to be my best friend?