Category Archives: Gaming

Check This Out! May 20, 2012

Here’s what we thought was cool since the last edition:

Beer:

The Shopping List (aka New Releases):

2012 VCBW Collaboration Ale now available at

Driftwood Brewing Naughty Hildegard

Howe Sound Brewing Fourway Fruit Ale

Vancouver Island Brewing Flying Tanker White IPA

Support This (please)!

Exp Bar is the fusion of gaming culture and drinking (which is kind of what this blog is all about).

They have an Indiegogo campaign here. And on the facebook here.

 

Blogs:

We’d like to welcome Is That Beer Good to the ranks of beer blogging.

There’s a lot of good beer blogs out there and we need to update our links page.

Events:

Vancouver Craft Beer Week: May 18-26, kicks-off tonight (we wish we were there!)

Van Home Brewers Awards Monday May 21st (we will be there!)

 

 

Games:

Diablo 3 came out this week. See you all in 6 months!

 

 

 

Comics:

 Avengers vs. X-men (again) looks very epic.

 

 

 

Random & Cool:

 B.C. Zombie Preparedness Week: Are you ready?

Game Of Thrones theme song played on floppy drives.

Advertisements

Game Review: The Walking Dead Episode 1

Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead

Imagine a world where a mutated virus causes the dead to rise and then stalk and eat the living. Now, throw in a few desperate survivors that will do anything to stay alive. This is the main premise of The Walking Dead (an ongoing story of survival horror) that was first released as a comic in 2003. The comic was written by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore and published by Image Comics. Later developed into a TV series which aired on AMC in 2009, it is currently going into its 3rd season. Both comic and show have since become cult hits, which sparked Kirkman to team up with Telltale Games to produce the video game. Telltale Games is known for producing point and click graphic adventure games which are split into episodes and released as downloads. Other games they have produced include: Sam & Max, Wallace and Gromit, Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park.

By Fiddler’s Elbow

Continue reading

Check This Out! May 4, 2012

8 Bit Beer Blog’s Weekly Check This Out!

Starting today we are going to try to bring you a weekly Check This Out! A list of stuff we like… This week.

Beer:

The Shopping List (aka New Releases):

BC Craft Beer Guild 2012 Sampler Pack

The B.C. Craft Beer Guild has released a sampler pack availabe in both 12 can and 12 bottle.

 

 

 

 

3045 Main Street
Vancouver, BC

Townsite Brewing Zunga Golden Blonde Ale and Pow Town Porter

Mission Springs Jazzman Pale Ale

Lighthouse Highland Challenge

Spinnakers Titanic Stout

 

Coal Harbour Brewing Triumph Rye Ale

Coal Harbour Brewing now available in 650ml bottles.

Tree Madcap Belgian Ale

Tree Madcap Belgian White now available in BC Liquor stores.

 

 

 

 

Just Here For The Beer radio broadcast aired April 26, 2012 on AM650.  Available as a free podcast here.

Interesting CVVMagazine.com article about Victoria’s brewing renaissance.

Comics:

It’s a Marvel rumble!

Avengers vs. The X-Men, all your favorite heroes, no whiney villians.

Batman “Night of the Owls” crossover.  Looks like someone might seriously get hurt.

 

 

Books:

Home Brewing!

Home Brewing: A Practical Guide to Crafting Beer, Wine and Cider by Kevin Forbes is published by Fox Chapel Publishing, was released May 1st, 2012 and available at Chapters and Amazon.

 

 

 

Video Games:

New video by xStrangeLuvx and her impressions of the new C.O.D. Black Ops2 trailer.


 

Telltale Games The Walking Dead Episode 1 released April 26, 2012

Minecraft for Xbox 360!

May 9th Minecraft is coming out on xbox  it’ll cost 1600 microsoft points or roughly 20 dollars.

 

 

 

 

Strange Encounters

In case you haven’t noticed, V1rgil and I (Fiddler) tend to mostly focus on the beer part of 8-Bit Beer Blog. To help re-balance that, we decided to ask our friend x StrangeLuv x if we could post a few of her gaming videos. StrangeLuv is an avid Call of Duty player, but don’t let the name fool you—she is one of the best COD players that I have played with and against. She has also taken an interest in making videos of her online adventures and a few game reviews.

x strangeluv x

She is no stranger to craft beer either! Some of her favourites include: Wheeler Peak Wheat and the Nevada Gold from Great Basin Brewery in Reno (where she’s from). She is also a big fan of Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen, and Shiner Bock.

This week we will be checking out just a couple of her videos:

  • Epic music and awesome artistic graphics in the Two Cent Arcade: Twisted Shadow Plant review
  • These ghosts in C.O.D. video will definitely have you checking over your shoulder


And, of course, if you can’t wait for us to post some more of StrangeLuv’s videos, I would highly suggest you subscribe to her Youtube channel and Facebook page to stay updated with her awesome content! Keep checking back here for more videos!