Okay, So A Change of Plans…

Originally, I had planned on writing all my stuff here, as the Philly Games Guy. There’d be commentary, opinion, funny around the internet stuff, etc.

However, things change all the time, and because of a certain English podcast partner of mine, they’ve changed again.

From now on, if you want to see my writing, look no further than…here


Oh BioWare, How I Love Your Fan-Service

So I’m putzing around the Internet as I tend to do when I stumble upon this video. Not bad, I thought, but it seems like some fan-fiction going on here. Although, that voice is REALLY convincing…RESEARCH TIME!

Guess what?! Kimberly Brooks, the voice of Ashley, ACTUALLY recorded this. This is real. I couldn’t believe it. This is the type of fan-service I can get behind, building plot point months before your game even drops.

The source link is below…and for the lady Mass Effect fans, the source has another link for the letter Kaidan recorded.


My Gaming 2011, or The List That Will Make My Fiancee Cringe

So another year has come and gone, and now that it’s over we can all go back and see what we played and what we missed. In writing down my list, I realized one major thing: sweet Jesus Christ I played a lot of games this year. Granted, I didn’t finish them all, but I played enough of them to know what they had to offer. Some of these games I’m still playing, and I probably will be for all of 2012. I always thought I was behind the curve, but seeing my list in writing is…wow, it’s unreal. Without further adieu, here’s everything I’ve played this year, in release date order:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
LittleBigPlanet 2
Dead Space 2
You Don’t Know Jack
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together PSP
Pokemon Black and White
MLB 11: The Show
Dragon Age II
Crysis 2
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Nintendogs and Cats: French Bulldog
WWE All-Stars
Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection
Mortal Kombat
Portal 2
L.A. Noire
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Child of Eden
Alice: Madness Returns
Duke Nukem Forever
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
NCAA Football 2012
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dead Island
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
Gears of War 3
FIFA Soccer 2012
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD
Dark Souls
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Disney Universe
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Mario 3D Land
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Rayman Origins
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The King of Fighters XIII
WWE ’12
Mario Kart 7

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh, that’s a metric shit-ton of stuff. Hard to really wrap my head around it, to be honest. Although, to put things into perspective, here’s a brief list of what I’ve yet to play!

Killzone 3
The 3rd Birthday
Arcana Heart 3
Red Faction: Armageddon
Dungeon Siege III
Shadows of the Damned
Earth Defense Force 2017: Insect Armageddon
From Dust
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Madden NFL 2012
Disgaea 4
Driver: San Francisco
Resistance 3
NHL 2012
X-Men Destiny
Star Fox 64 3D
Spiderman: Edge of Time
Forza Motorsport 4
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland
Goldeneye: Reloaded
Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Sonic Generations
Need for Speed: The Run
Saints Row: The Third

A couple of those on the not played list really stick in my craw (Saints Row, Rage, Kirby, and Star Fox 3D, for starters) and I’d like to remedy that as soon as possible. However, I think I did pretty good with getting my 2011 gaming on.

Did I miss anything?


A New Year Brings New Beginnings…

Hey there, intrepid Philly Games Blog readers…all three of you…

When I decided to create my own blog, I had big things in mind. Giant, colossal things. Things that, unfortunately, it’s rather hard for one man to do. As such, I’ve decided to change the focus of this here writing stop. No longer will I call myself “Philly Games Blog,’ as that makes me sounds like I’m the one blog representing Philadelphia video games, and that’s a bit presumptuous. I’m one guy, who happens to live in the City of Brotherly Love, talking about the vidya gaimz from one perspective.

Hence, “Philly Games Guy.”

The new title basically says everything you need to know about me and what I’ll be doing here: Philly guy talking games. Of course, some may say “well now you make it sound like you’re the only guy in Philly who talks games” and those people are sarcastic asshole neckbeards that are trying to start trouble. Or my brother. Either way, that’s not what I’m trying to do. This is my personal soapbox, where I can rant and rave about games however I please.

Title of the blog aside, starting next Monday I’m going to go through my personal Best of 2011 series. 50 categories total will be presented, broken into 5 days: Original Categories on Monday, Sound on Tuesday, Technical on Wednesday, Genre on Thursday, and Console Awards and The Big Three (Dev, Publisher, Game of the Year) on Friday. It will be a great lead-in to what looks like a stellar year of gaming.

There will (hopefully) be other posts this week leading up to said awards, so keep an eye on the new Philly Games Guy blog!

P.S. Notice the URL changed too. If you have this favorited, EDIT IT NAO.