Sasquatch Soapbox: Unleashing the Banhammer? Xbox Live, cheaters, and bans

For all the positives that your yearly Xbox Live gold subscription buys, it comes with one major downfall: the generic Xbox Live asshole. This is not a new phenomenon — Penny Arcade codified the “G.I.F.T.” system more than five years…

The Backlog: Back to the Grind edition

Well, it was fun while it lasted. With December and its myriad holidays out of the way, everybody’s got something to keep them busy. Doug’s back to work on his master’s program, Aaron has transformed into a job-applying machine, and…

The Backlog: Calm After the Storm edition

Oh, lordy, we have a lot to talk about this week. As promised, the Thanksgiving break provided plenty of time for us to get our proverbial, collective game on. From holiday smash hits like Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin’s Creed…

The massive catch-up show

Welcome back to the show, everyone! We’ve been absent for a couple months, but the whole gang is eager to start producing shows on a more regular basis. Because we’ve been negligent in recording over such a critical period of…

The Backlog: Pre-Tryptophan Tidings of Gamedom edition

The Holidays approach. For some that means quality time with family members not seen for a year — maybe more. Others, well…can I get a “what what” if at some point during your life you hid away in the midst…

Sasquatch Soapbox: Gamers need to take a firmer stand

Core gamers have taken up a new pastime as of late: Whining. Early and often. Starcraft II won’t allow LAN play? Lord almighty! Modern Warfare 2 on PC moves away from dedicated servers and costs $10 more as well? Goodness…

The Backlog: In the Eye of the Storm

How’s everybody? Are we all still here? There’s no way around it: We’re all a little light in the pocketbooks, and October’s only just arrived. None of us were prepared for some of the year’s biggest hits to hit us…

Daily Recap: May 12, 2009

In a bit of site-related news, today was our most active day ever in terms of unique page views. We can attribute such a solid boost in numbers to Nick’s wonderful review of Peggle for the iPhone (apparently one of…

Our Most Anticipated Games of 2009

With E3 2009 just around the corner, it seems like an appropriate time to outline the known games we’re excited to see released over the rest of the year. Though our staff hasn’t had access to these games in a…