the-inbetween monthly archives for: December 2007

2007: A Year in Photos

2007 was the most documented year in my life. The sheer number of photos taken this year is astounding. Various logs and notes have tallied where I ate my lunches, what games I purchased and what movies I watched. Actually, I tapered off with my OCD note taking half way through the year so the last few months are a void… but next year I’ll do better. Anyway, going through my photo library is very much like traveling through the…

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Gaming Moments of 2007

At this time of the year the internet is awash in lists. Lists of the best things, lists of the worst things and, ultimately, lists of lists. Looking at all the game related run-downs it becomes obvious what games are the most lauded. The majority of the lists contain Portal, Bioshock, Super Mario Galaxy and some combination of Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Rockband and some arbitrary other game to be unique. During the compilation of my annual list…

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My Favourite Music of 07

I’m not generally the most up to date with new releases. Some of my favourite and most played albums of this year came out last year (hell, one of them came out in 1969.) Out of the 2007 releases that I did manage to catch, for whatever reason, the top five stand-outs are: Somatik – Learning the Colours. I think I was reading reviews for Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (one of those 2006 albums) when I came across a beyond jazz…

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The Score Doesn’t Add Up

There’s a lot that can be written about the whole “Gerstmann-gate” situation but because so much of it is speculation and rumour, all of it will be useless. Of course that doesn’t stop the gaming forums but reason has never been their strong points. One thing that is suspect and beyond mere rumour can be seen in Gamespot’s official response. The point in question: Q: Why was the Kane & Lynch review text altered? A: Jeff’s supervisors and select members…

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Vintage Year

There hasn’t been a lot of time for anything lately because most of it has been preoccupied with this year’s glut of big videogame releases. The holiday season is always a busy time for releases but this year it’s been exceptional. The maturation of the current generation of game consoles has a lot to do with it, especially when you consider that the XBox 360 is hitting its mid-life (3rd generation) stride and the Wii and Playstation are finally losing…

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