After nearly a year and half of being Kotaku's San Francisco Correspondent and default token girl*, it's time for me to say goodbye. GamePro is whisking me away to that fabled land of print journalism I've heard so much about.
Usually the best gifts we get for the holidays are the ones we buy for ourselves. In my case, this would be an iPhone.
Looks like I picked a good time to finally get an iPhone. PopCap Games — developers of many addictive games like Peggle and Bookworm — are having an App Store sale.
Russ Frushtick at MTV Multiplayer was following the progress of a musical group that wanted to remake the music in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time with a real orchestra. Today, he reports, they've finally finished their work.
All five Fallout 3 game add-ons (Mothership Zeta, Point Lookout, Broken Steel, The Pitt and Operation Anchorage) are only 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live today.
Landry Walker, writer on comic book Batman: The Brave and The Bold, recently played Batman: Arkham Asylum and did not like what he saw. In his own words, "Batman doesn't get shot. He doesn't get shot, because he's Batman."
Take for example the loss of Altair's ring finger on his hidden-knife-hand. From playing Assassin's Creed, we know he lost it as part of the Assassin's initiation. But try as I might, I can't remember actually seeing that happen in the game — I only remember internalizing Altair's missing finger as fact.
Every year, I always end up seeing this home video on YouTube as everybody gets into the holiday spirit. I'm sick of it. I want to nominate another video clip in its stead.
Street Fighter IV wowed the San Jose Mercury News enough this year to earn it's Game of the Year award. No, there won't be a parade — have you seen the streets in downtown San Jose?
This is quite possibly the only Army of Two: The 40th Day teaser that's made me laugh. Probably because I've spent six hours in airports so far this holiday and have another four ahead of me to go home.
If you ever wanted to know how Academy Award winner Robin Williams feels about the Nintendo Wii, we can't help you. We can just direct you to this one bit of comedy wherein he mentions it.
Quick science lesson: Scientist Erwin Schrödinger had a thought experiment where you put a cat in a sealed box with poison. In a nutshell, at a certain point the cat is both alive and dead until you unseal the box.
Social networking/online game, Fashion Fantasy Game, surveyed over 2,500 teen girls to see what they want for Christmas this year. The answer? Cash. I guess they've finally grown out of that I-want-a-pony phase.
I cannot express in words just how sick I am of the 12 Days of Christmas song. And I'm not saying that just because I'm Jewish and Hanukkah is over — I really can't stand that song.
Expansions are to The Sims series as pimples are to puberty: they're going to happen, so embrace them and try to avoid nasty pit scars. It's just part of growing up.
Edge magazine has an interview with Legend of Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma in their 211th issue feature, Links To The Past. His feelings on Twilight Princess? Regret.
Capcom is delaying Lost Planet 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Dead Rising 2 and the North American release of Monster Hunter Tri into a 12-month period starting on April 1, 2010.