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FWD Progress: Slow and Steady

An Image of Nier for Xbox 360 and PS3Since Mother Nature decided that Ontario should re-visit late winter last week, I’ve been a bit hindered by my Arthritis pain. My hip and shoulder have been flared up. Some days are fine, but on others I’m having a tough time doing simple things like walking or holding my coffee. Hopefully the barometer levels out around here soon.

Nathalie and I have been pretty busy however, which helps keep my spirits up. She recently published our yearly Games for Health preview and has started into our first Games for Change preview. She’s also got a technology feature on the backburner and I’ve had her playing Picross 3D on the DS, which she can’t seem to put down. Read More…

I’m working on a preview of this year’s Game Accessibility Day, one of the major highlights of Games for Health. That preview should be up this week, probably Thursday. After that, it’s really important to me that I get the core of the site rebuilt and running smoothly. It’s crappy, tedious work but it has to be done.

I’ve got a whole host of reviews on hold for the next week or so, but may chip away at them using the Windows speech recognition tool I’ve become so fond of recently. The two I will be focusing on are Final Fight: Double Impact and Splinter Cell: Conviction. I really want to start getting more informal "impressions" posts up, so you may see some of those pop up this week too.

Haven’t played a ton of stuff over the last couple of weeks. I was very happy to see the Xbox LIVE Game Room finally get updated and grabbed Pitfall!, Rack ‘Em Up and Super Breakout. I’ve put a few hours into Nier and really like it so far. It is certainly a case of a game being more than the sum of its parts.

This week I’ll be getting Photo Dojo from the DSiWare service, we’re picking up 3D Dot Game Heroes for the PS3 and if we’re really lucky we’ll get Lost Planet 2 during a one-day sale at our local Wal-Mart.

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