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Weekend Quencher 09/10/11 – Carlos Santana, Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on September 10th, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

Around these parts, tropical storm Maria will keep us in for the better part of today and tomorrow. I’m getting ready to go out and do some shopping. It shouldn’t be too bad, though, as mostly rain will be her wrath, but still, it’s the tropics and we’re not out of the woods until it’s all gone. Fingers crossed.

It’s an indoor weekend for me, friends, but I’m not complaining.

Weekend Quencher 09/03/11 – Have Your Say, Edition

by Joseph Garrett on September 3rd, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

It’s a good time to be a gamer. After the summer drought the season of big releases is almost upon us. With new big events like Halo Fest last weekend and Call Of Duty EXP this weekend we are getting to know everything about the games that are going to be eating up all our spare time in the future. But in my first ever Weekend Quencher I want to talk about things a little closer to home, the site that I love to work for and you love to visit.

Games Thirst is growing and expanding constantly. We have huge plans for the future that we can’t wait to let you know about but there is no point taking leaps forward if we are moving in the wrong direction. We have a strong vision for the future of Games Thirst but it is important that we don’t just build the site that we want; we need to build the site that you want.

Weekend Quencher 08/27/11 – All Of This Gaming Stuff, Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on August 27th, 2011, under Other Stuff

A lot’s been going on recently. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will see timed exclusive come to Xbox 360 first, thanks to a deal signed between MS and Bethesda (Microsoft must be paying them really well). EA’s trying to screw gamers with Battlefield 3 by forcing them to accept ludicrous terms and conditions of its online service, Origin, because the publisher knows gamers want to the play game. GameStop decided to remove all Onlive vouchers found in PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution because, according to the retailer, Onlive is its competition, and that’s simply not how they conduct business. Steamworks will soon be integrated fully into PSN? Man, there’s a lot happening – plus Hurricane Irene’s bearing down on the East Coast. Lord have mercy.

It’s the weekend, friends, what’s your forecast?

Video Thirst: Portal 2 Short Film Is Of Awesome Quality, Epical

by Ernice Gilbert on August 24th, 2011, under Hot, Other Stuff

You think you’ve seen topnotch, short, game-to-film adaptions? Man you haven’t seen a bird fly! Head past the break to witness what we believe is the best of them yet.

Weekend Quencher 08/20/11 – GamesCom 2011 Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on August 20th, 2011, under Other Stuff

So what do you think, friends? GamesCom 2011 has come and gone, leaving behind awesome trailers and some decent reveals, was it a win? Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 stole the entire show, we reckon, but other games came full force. Sony showed off PS Vita, revealing the portable console’s specs for the first time, and some big games like Resistance: Burning Skies, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss, which will be available alongside Vita at launch.

Much more than the aforementioned, though, and I would say it was a successful show. What are your thoughts on it? Share them.

It’s the weekend, folks, gaming never stops.

Thirsty Conversations: Which GamesCom 2011 Showing Was Better, Battlefield 3 Or Uncharted 3?

by Ernice Gilbert on August 17th, 2011, under GamesCom 2011, Hot, Other Stuff

Battlefield 3 came strong to this year’s GamesCom, showing off awesome multiplayer and cooperative gameplay footage. But Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3 set the Cologne on fire with the gameplay vid and trailer shown at the show. So, between the two stunning reveals, which was better, Uncharted 3 or Battlefield 3? I’ve embedded the vids below the break so you can again carefully analyze.

Let’s talk: Do it here – The Official Gamesthirst talk lounge.

Weekend Quencher 08/05/11 – Should There Be Only One Gaming Console?

by Ernice Gilbert on August 6th, 2011, under Other Stuff

Can’t believe the days are running away so quickly. I can sincerely remember when 2011 opened, and now, like a beautiful flower that shines like a star for a bit and fades with the bite of the heat, 2011′s almost gone. But that’s alright, life must move on.

I’ve been thinking about Bethesda’s Todd Howard recent comments concerning the industry having multiple gaming platforms, and how it’d be much better, and even more profitable for the industry if there was only one platform on which all games would be played. Doesn’t matter if it’s from Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, just like DVD and Bluray, it’d be able to work on any system.

Howard argues such a move would do wonders for the industry, and make it more mainstream and accessible than it already is. And I tend to agree with him. What’s your take on this? Let’s talk about it this weekend.

Weekend Quencher 07/29/11 – Offline Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on July 29th, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

I’ll be mostly offline this weekend guys, as I’ve changed internet providers and the new company won’t be able to get me connected until next week. I’m at my dad’s stealing bandwidth, and I’ll be all through the weekend. With this being the case, I’ll be gaming offline. You know, God of War III, Uncharted 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood are just some of the games I’ll be enjoying. I’ll also send live my Limbo review on Sunday morning.

It’s the first “disconnected” weekend for me in a long time, folks, but I’m an extrovert; I’ll be just fine.

Thirsty Conversations: Comparisons, Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on July 24th, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

Modern Warfare 3. Battlefield 3. Resistance 3. Three super games, six screens – which look better? Does it even matter?

It’s Sunday, some people praise God, others play games. We talk loud. It’s the official Gamesthirst talkathon.

Weekend Quencher 07/22/11 – Battle Of The “3″, Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on July 23rd, 2011, under Games Thirst, Hot, Other Stuff

Listen, if there ever was a war raging in the gaming industry, it’d be against three games on their third journey to notoriety. First you have Resistance 3. The PS3 exclusive shooter first saw its debut on the console as a launch title, and has since then become one PlayStation’s most lauded titles. Then you have Battlefield 3. EA’s been meaning to compete with Activision for a long time in the shooter genre, and the publisher believes it finally has the killer app in DICE’s respected shooter, Battlefield 3. Battlefield 3′s been known for its multiplayer offerings, but DICE has turned things up a notch by adding a single-player campaign to the once PC-only franchise. By the look of things, they’re well on track to created one of this generation’s most applauded first-person shooters.

But then comes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Infinity Ward and Activision’s most treasured IP will land on store shelves for a third go come November 8th for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that the game will deliver. There’s also no trace of wavering in me that no other shooter will top it in the sales department come fall, and to summarize the situation, there’s no shaky thoughts lingering in my brains concerning the war we as gamers find ourselves in the middle of, aligning with this or that company, showing some sort of allegiance.

“I’m getting Battlefield 3!”, one gamer yells, while another barks, “it’s all Modern Warfare 3 for me!” Then you have the exclusive loyalists spitting vile words at everyone else for not paying enough attention to Resistance 3. So which game do you find yourself being aligned with, if any, in this Battle of 3?

It’s Saturday, July 23rd, friends, the weekend is already upon us.

Weekend Quencher 07/16/11 – Dreaming, Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on July 16th, 2011, under Other Stuff

What if you had one gaming industry-related dream, what would it be? Would you like to see Microsoft and Sony join hands? How about Nintendo developing a really powerful next-gen console? I’d like to see that… Would you like to play Halo on your PS3, and likewise, God of War on Xbox 360?

Here’s what I’d like to see: I’d like to see gamers, whether they own PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii, acknowledge their respective consoles pluses and minuses, and learn to complement each other. I’d love to see Battlefield and Call of Duty fans leave the fanboy rubbish behind and realize that both games will most likely be great. In short, I’d love to see we all get along….But I’m just dreaming, I know.

It’s the weekend, Gamesthirst, I heard girl gamers don’t really like sex. Too bad, I’m not impressed.

Weekend Quencher 07/08/11

by Ernice Gilbert on July 8th, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

It’s already the 8th day of July, 2011, folks. I remember well, when the new year opened like it was only this morning. We were excited about games, and because we’re true gamers, we’re still excited today. But life keeps rolling on like the blossom of beautiful flowers that fades quickly by the scorch of the sun. Just blink.

I didn’t add any subtitles to the WQ thread this time, because I think sometimes we should just pause, take an inventory of ourselves, and if necessary, refocus. Just be sure to save time for our most adored pastime: gaming.

It’s the weekend, boys and girls, nothing but gaming happening around my parts, and a little movie called Transformers 3. Yours?

Weekend Quencher 07/01/11 – A Gamer’s Life, Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on July 1st, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

What do they know about you? Not much, right? They think they’ve figured you out but they’re not even scratching the surface. Yes, you’re a gamer, yes, you spend the better part of your free time playing Halo and Uncharted games – but the clueless judges have no idea of your full. You’re a hard worker, a professional. Your friends are many, and yes, your woman is hot. You’re either in college or working, yet they think you’re one sided. Give me a break. You’re gamer, and you’re successful.

It’s the weekend.

Weekend Quencher 24/06/11 – Summertime

by Ernice Gilbert on June 24th, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

For the past few days, it’s been pretty hot around these parts, and I’ve been thinking to myself ‘why’? Then I asked my wife the question and she said: “duh, it’s summertime, baby.” I felt like rubbish, sheepish, timid – foolish. No wonder it’s so hot!

It’s the first weekend of summer, boys and girls, (shout out to the Gamesthirst gals) I need to find me a beach.

Thirsty Conversations: Talking Loud, Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on June 19th, 2011, under Games Thirst, Other Stuff

Today’s Sunday. Some folks go to church and others go to work. Some of us, however, have already worked our hearts off during the week and are just now “chilling @ the crib”, according to ExclusivesMostly. If that’s the case and indeed it is, let’s talk about games.

Do it loud: The Official Gamesthirst church house.