Totilo At Play

June 15, 2009

Game Diary - June 15, 2009: Unplayed Parts

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 8:00 am

swordsI played a bunch of games this past weekend, but what strikes me while I’m writing this is what I didn’t play of those games. (more…)

June 12, 2009

Game Diary - June 12, 2009: Weekend Plans

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 8:00 am

No changes to my idling situation (see yesterday).

But here are my expanded plans for games to play this weekend: Valkyria Chronicles (PS3, playing more of it) Red Faction Guerilla (Xbox 360, starting it), Swords and Soldiers (WiiWare, reviewing it), The Sims 3 (PC, checking it out). Patapon 2 is likely going to be my commuting game for next week.

Look for a review from me on Kotaku later today of Mario Vs Donkey Kong: Minis arch Again.

June 11, 2009

Game Diary - June 11, 2009: Idling

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 8:00 am

Nothing new to write about today, so let’s try a new post format for days like this…

Games in rotation are: Valkyria Chronicles in my PS3, Mario Vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again in my DSi.
Games on deck are: Red Faction: Guerilla for my Xbox 360, Patapon 2 for my PSP.

June 10, 2009

Game Diary - June 10, 2009: But Is It A Video Game?

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 8:00 am

solitaireI played Mario vs Donkey Kong through DSiWare a bit yesterday for a pending Kotaku review. But let’s not waste time on that when there’s a big, cosmic question to be answered.

Help settle a friendly argument I was having last night. (more…)

June 9, 2009

Game Diary - June 9, 2009: Buyer’s Remorse

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — Tags: , , , , , — stephentotilo @ 8:00 am

As we enter the age of mainstream digital distribution for video games, via not just Steam but devices like the iPhone, DSi and PSP Go I believe we’ll be entering a new era of buyer’s remorse. (more…)

June 8, 2009

Game Diary - June 8, 2009: Still Figuring This Out

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 8:00 am

While I was at MTV, I managed to write my game diary every weekday for a year with almost no exception. But since joining Kotaku, as you’ve probably noticed, I’ve had trouble keeping this diary daily. It’s barely been weekly! What’s the solution? I’m not sure, but I’m open to ideas…

P.S. I finished my new Favorite Game of 2008 yesterday (guess!). Just a couple more ‘08 games to go before I can say for certain which one I liked best. Valkyria Chronicles is now in rotation in my PS3.

May 26, 2009

Game Diary - May 26, 2009: Games A Five-Year-Old Likes

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 9:00 am

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I spent much of my Memorial Day weekend gaming with my five-year-old niece. Her request! Here’s what worked and what didn’t. (more…)

May 21, 2009

Game Diary - May 21, 2009: Best Time For Reviews?

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — Tags: , , — stephentotilo @ 9:00 am

I’ve been playing “InFamous” whenever I have a spare moment during the last several days. I’ve been assigned to write Kotaku’s review. Technically we could have reviewed the game yesterday, though it’s not out until next week. Our review will run closer to the launch.

I’m appreciating the extra time with the game, but I’m wondering: do gamers prefer reviews to run as early as possible — or closer to the day when a game is out?

May 20, 2009

Game Diary - May 20, 2009: Sleep

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 9:00 am

There is a time of night when I am either too tired to play games anymore or, if I soldier through it, can then stay up playing for hours. Old-man-in-training that I am, that time is 11:00. That’s when the drowsiness hits. Last night, I barely made it to 11.  Am I alone in this?

May 19, 2009

Game Diary - May 19, 2009: Skip

Filed under: Totilo Game Diary — stephentotilo @ 9:00 am

I think it was Shakespeare who first wrote: “When you have no time to play, you have nothing to say.” That was in Macbeth, right? Or Richard III?

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