So, I haven't been around much this week. I credit my distraction mainly to schoolwork, but also to a little thing called Borderlands. Talk about poop-sockin' it, I put almost ten hours into that game on day one. It was intense. Sitting down to write this post is the first time I've spent any significant amount of time on GI this week and it's good to be back.

Thanks to the few people who've given me the heads up on some quality posts. As always, if you see something you think is worth sharing, or you've written a solid bog entry of your own, let me know and I'll be sure to include it next time.

A Tale of Two Punk Bands - Les Legions Noires shares a bit about his history with music and lets us in on a couple of his favorite punk bands.

5 Stupid Characters that I support Anyway - It seems like it's difficult to make a game without throwing in an annoying or uninteresting character that everyone hates. iceap12 assembled a list of stupid characters that he still manages to love, despite their personality defects.

Sports Blog #3 - The Brady Bunch has been putting up a regular sports blog that highlights games of the week in addition to his predictions for future games. Great for any sports fans out there.

The Case for Retail - Jake H. brings up the interesting point of consumer vs. publisher control in a world of strictly digital distribution.

My epic Halo 3 Team Match - Vote 4 Pedro tells the tale of a truly insane comeback during a Halo 3 team battle. A story that will no doubt live on through his children, and his children's children, and their children's children...

Lunch with Snake - Supersnake eats lunch and takes pictures. 'nuff said.