Sunday, July 24, 2011

Getting Back in the Groove  


Apologies for the irregular updates lately.

Although I haven't mentioned it often here at the blog, my oldest son has been spending the summer with us, and whenever he's here, I notice that my productivity drops a little bit. Despite my best intentions of keeping on schedule and maintaining all of my obligations (self-imposed and otherwise) it's hard to avoid slipping behind on a few things and as much as I hate to admit it, the blog is usually one of the first things to be put on hold when free time is at a premium.

Anyway, I didn't want another day go by without posting at least a little something, so I better get to it...


Games: I'm currently playing From Dust, and I recently finished Bastion, both on XBLA.

From Dust
From Dust is still under embargo so I can't really say a lot about it other than the fact that I'm playing it, which I am. I've got the review half-written already, though, so my coverage should be up fairly soon after the embargo lifts.

Bastion was a much more difficult game to come to a conclusion on.

I had intended to have my review up on the day of release, but I kept going over and over it and wondering if I had the right angle. It's not often that I'm really torn on a final decision, but I will admit that this one had me in a bit of a tizzy.

In fact, I almost wanted to write two separate, concurrent reviews for it -- and if I had more time, I might be tempted to go back and do just that. However, I've already got three other things on my plate and I feel like the review I finally submitted did a good job of encapsulating my feelings.

Can't say I'm really looking forward to the comments, though...


Podcast: Fans of the GameCritics Podcast will be happy to know that we finally ended our long (and relatively unplanned) hiatus to record a chunky new installment.

It hasn't completed the editing process yet, but it will be up relatively soon. Topics include Ms.’Splosion Man, Bastion, Lost Odyssey, LA Noire, Transformers 3 and Black Death (films) and a few other random bits, including two surprise guests. Look for it soon.


That's it for now, and I'll do my best to get the updates back on track soon. Thanks for your patience, and thanks for reading!


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