When we aren't working, we are playing games. When we aren't playing games, we are browsing the web (wait, we do that at work as well). Anyway, here are some of the sites that we find indispensable in our daily lives.
When asked, "If you could bring only one DVD to a deserted island, which one would it be?" My answer has consistently been, "Once Upon Atari". Why? Because every time I watch it, I am reminded of the, "good 'ol days". The classic VCS (2600) titles that are burned into my brain forever: Pitfall, Yar's Revenge, Breakout, and Space Invaders just to name a few. I am further reminded of how lucky I am to be developing software in a higher level language with near limitless amounts of memory. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go fight some ducks (err... dragons) in Adventure.
Shane R. Monroe's monthly look back at retro gaming. Sure, sometimes we don't agree with his views on the modern gaming scene. But, there is no denying that Shane is the man when it comes to classic gaming, and his interviews are phenomenal.
An excellent video game webzine that covers both modern and classic gaming topics. Got a flair for writing or art? Use their submission form to present your work for publication on the site.
Want unbiased reviews of current-gen games? Gamespot is the answer. Gamespot does a great job of presenting their opinions based on actually playing the game, and the recent addition of video reviews all but makes magazines obsolete.
Tired of browsing all of the video game sites just to get the latest news? Gametab is the best gaming news portal we have found. Collecting news feeds from the most popular gaming sites, this site proves to be a real time saver.
Don't want to be single sourced for video game reviews but hate navigating to all of the video game sites? Metacritic is the answer. This aggregator collects reviews from all of the major sites and publications to present a single score. You can also drill into individual reviews. It also works for music and movie reviews!