Weekly Wringer #109: Gaming as a Sport

The Weekly Wringer is back in the wake of the new baby in the CotGW family! Today the Commodore talks about gaming as a sport and why we should or shouldn’t consider it as such. Then for next time, join in on the conversation about some of the best videogames you might have missed over the years. It’s the Weekly Wringer!


  • LudwigKoopa
    Posted October 28, 2014 at 12:58 PM | Permalink

    Great Question! I’ve actually dedicated the last 2 years or so in picking up a ton of series I missed out on, namely Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Xeno-, Ys, Uncharted, Bioshock, etc.

    There’s actually 2 series I really want to play: Metal Gear Solid and Mass Effect. Both are highly regarded and it pains me that I haven’t gotten to them yet. I own every MGS game except for PW, so nothing’s really stopping me from diving in. The massive scope of the story is a bit daunting to me, and I’m not the biggest stealth fan, but everyone I know who’s played them raves about the games.
    I did attempt Mass Effect, but the PS3 version suffered from a few bugs leaving the game unplayable to me, and the PC version does not support a controller. Eventually I’ll track them down used for Xbox (or learn keyboard/mouse) and get into this Sci-fi epic.

    If I had to choose one it would be Mass Effect because of the genre and setting.
    Like many gamers they’re sitting in my massive backlog, but luckily they’re near the top. Of course trying to keep up with modern games at the same time makes it very difficult!

    • punch_a_bunch_a_buttons punch_a_bunch_a_buttons
      Posted November 27, 2014 at 5:29 PM | Permalink

      If you are into politic and are into ridiculous action of the Die Hard movies you will absolutely love Metal Gear Solid. The sound effects, the voice acting the dept of the storyline and the scenario will make up for the graphics of this 1998 PS1 game (there is also the remake Twin Snake on the game cube but i never played that one).

      The mood of the game is epic. Its one one of those games that whenever your alone it makes you think back to the event after you complete the game because it will touch you that much.

      Metal Gear Sons of liberty is weird i did not enjoy this one as much as the first one. You could skip it. Youll just miss on some characters like who Raiden is…

      Metal Gear 3 tells the background story of the main storyline. It was good. Not memorable.

      Metal Gear 4 was epic. I never had a PS3 so i never could play it. I got my hand on it only a year ago. That was one of the only PS3 games i wanted to finish. I swear i was shedding tears of sadness at the final stage. Those Japanese and their over acting…

      Hope this will get you going. It a must game for any gamer.

  • mrandycretin mrandycretin
    Posted October 28, 2014 at 3:44 PM | Permalink

    I have never played a Fire Emblem game. I keep meaning to pick one up, but I never come across them in used game stores, pawn shops, etc. I love Age of Empires: The Age of Kings and Age of Empires: Mythologies (both for the DS), and I’m sure that they are just Fire Emblem knockoffs. I have a friend that keeps praising the Fire Emblem series, I’m sure it’s excellent & that I’d love it, but I just never get around to picking one up. Maybe I’ll get Fire Emblem Awakening on 3ds one of these days, and work my way from there.

    Also, virtually any rpg on the Playstation. During the ps1 days, I was more focused on N64; primarily using my ps1 for Grand Theft Autos and Tony Hawks.

    Glad to see you back. I was missing the “ding-ding” noise.

  • DTX180
    Posted November 2, 2014 at 8:06 PM | Permalink

    I have a huge confession to make. I have never played a single metroid game. Metroid, Return of Samus, Super Metroid, the primes, GBA games, etc. I know it sounds awful, especially since i have a pretty large SNES collection (but no physical copy super metroid 🙁 oh well). I love Castlevania, so it isnt the metroidvania genre. I just never really sat down and played em.

    There are few other series, but nothing near the level of the Metroid series.

    Congrats on the baby commodore!

  • Mog Mog
    Posted November 4, 2014 at 7:43 AM | Permalink

    Bayonetta. I never played the first one, but it’s included with Bayonetta 2 and am looking forward to that. Heard good things about both.

  • I Feel Asleep I Feel Asleep
    Posted November 8, 2014 at 10:14 PM | Permalink

    I never played any of the Monkey Island games, or any point and click games for that matter. I have heard good things about most of the LucasArts games but for whatever reason, I never have tried any of them out. I think that most of the Monkey Island games are on Steam now, so maybe it’s time I gave one a try.

  • Markies
    Posted November 17, 2014 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    For me, this video is still in Private. Is there any way that I can watch this one?

    Thank You!

  • punch_a_bunch_a_buttons punch_a_bunch_a_buttons
    Posted November 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM | Permalink

    I had not played any of the Ys games. But thanks to the youtube user happyconsolegamer, im very much into it now. The first few games in the series are a bit out of date but the never ones are great.

    Btw, am i missing something if i never touched the Persona series?

  • luminous luminous
    Posted February 21, 2015 at 8:56 PM | Permalink

    Off topic- So i just discovered the Weekly Wringer and was watching No.9 lol on some other site, scrolled down and seen there was a no.100 lol and realized i should go to the original site to watch. looks like i have 90 videos to binge watch so i can get caught up, idk i thought it was funny. Anyway you and roo keep up the good work, May the gaming gods shine down on you and much nerd love.

  • luminous luminous
    Posted February 21, 2015 at 9:11 PM | Permalink

    Just started watching the 10th episode and COMMODORE said i hope we make a hundred more lol.

  • Young-blood Young-blood
    Posted April 2, 2015 at 4:11 PM | Permalink

    Welp, I’m late to the party, since I’ve had pretty much every computer issue I can think of since the last time I was here.

    Better late than never though…

    Guess that, since it doesn’t look like Mr. Commodore is going to make a next episode, I might as well close this out with my old signature.

    Dust off your d6’s for this one folks. For the last time.

    The scientific d6: Which of the series I’ve never played do I regret the most?

    1) System Shock series
    I am a survival horror fan. I have not played one second of the system shock games. I humbly apologise for calling myself a survival horror fan without having done so.

    2) Disgaea series
    Full disclosure – I had never heard of this series until I started reviewing games for a now defunct site. The other main contributer and I were both big turn-based strategy fans. While I always espoused Fire Emblem, he favoured Disgaea. I always told myself I’d get back to him with my thoughts on the games after I’d played one. Two years or so later, and I still haven’t even seen a disgaea disc, let alone played one.

    3) Doom series
    I’m not a big fan of the old FPS style, which is why I never played doom 1 or 2. This is mostly down to Doom 3. However, Doom 3 is probably the single game I regret missing out on the most. I actually am looking at the copy of Doom 3 I own that both of my laptops refuse to play right now. If I had the money, I would just give it to my tech guy, and say ‘Build me something to play this’.

    4) Professor Layton series
    I like to think I’m somewhat intelligent…

    Don’t laugh…

    Anyway, I’ve looked over a friends shoulder and solved maybe 2 puzzles. I’m not counting that. It’s like the two ronnie’s sketch with the crosswords.

    I’d like to actually go through one, and see what they’re all about. Plus, I’d like to see if I’m as smart as I like to think I am.

    5) Silent Hill series

    I played a demo. That counts right?

    Ok, feel free to bring out the pitchforks. Big confession time.

    I might be a survival horror fan, but I’ve actually avoided silent hill. I have Metal Gear Solid, so I have the SH or SH2 demo disk (Can’t remember which, it’s not immediately to hand). And because of the demo, I refused to play the games – I couldn’t figure the game out. (I was 10, OK. I didn’t figure out it would come with an instruction book until AFTER I couldn’t find any of them). Add to that the rarity of finding one of the recommended SH games here in the UK (At least in my own experience), One bad 5 minutes spoilt one of the biggest franchises in my favourite genre for me.

    6) Mother series
    Its hard to find them over here, OK?

    Look, if I have to rank genres, it’s Survival Horror, TBS, then TRPG. And it’s frigging close between those three. And from what I’ve seen of Earthbound, I’d probably love the game. As much as I love Persona 4, Earthbound’s humour would give it a shot at dethroning it. And I can’t tell, because it’s so rare…

    The others I regret, because I had the chance. This I regret, because it looks so amazing. And I never had a chance.

    Let me know what you all roll if you want. And for old times sake…

    May Gygax be with you.

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