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  • My Thoughts On Infinity Ward’s Grenade Spam PSA

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    This weekend saw Infinity Ward at the heart of another controversy, this time in regards to a viral PSA released leading up to the debut of Modern Warfare 2. If you don’t know what I am referring to, this should fill you in. After hearing about... More
  • Behold The Beauty

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    Being a graphic designer, you can't help but pay extra special attention to the visual splendor (or lack thereof) of any particular medium. It's our job to A) communicate a particular message and B) do it in the most smart/clever and aesthetically... More
  • How An NFL Player Prepares For Gameday

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    Minnesota Vikings punter, Chris Kluwe, may be best known as "that guy who sometimes stands behind Brett Favre on the sidelines," but gamers will likely know him for his amazing pumpkin creations. That's right, to prepare for gameday, Chris... More
  • Awesome Things That Show Up On My Desk #2

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    I have a lot of things on my desk; I don’t always know where these things come from, but sometimes they’re good for a laugh. Last week I got these Dr. Grordbort's Rayguns from Weta (see above). They’re awesome. I was feeling pretty... More
  • How Far is Too Far? Reacting to the Modern Warfare 2 Controversy

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    [SPOILER ALERT: In this blog I’m talking about the controversy regarding some leaked footage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This is extremely powerful footage and was meant to be a surprise to players. If you haven’t read about it and... More
  • This Is Not A Review: Way Of The Samurai 3

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    One of the great parts about this job is that I often get to play and write about games that I'm interested in anyway. That doesn't necessarily make those games any better , but it's nice to be able to satisfy my own personal curiousity while... More
  • Rebinding Torchlight

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    Runic Games' inaugural effort is out, huzzah! My full review will be up later in the day, [EDIT: The review is up! ] but in the meantime, check it out: Keybindings! You can't change the (terrible) default keybindings from within the game. However... More
  • Are Video Games Viable Storytellers?

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    This question has been a hot topic in the video game industry for a long time. Lately, the discussions I’ve had surrounding said subject have injected the angle “Are video games the new B-movies?” Sure, Gears of War’s plot embraces... More
  • Borderlands Easter Egg Made Me Feel Like a Genius. For Five Minutes.

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    So, I’ve been playing Borderlands a lot recently. I mean an utterly stupid amount of Borderlands.

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  • CosBlog #5: The Third Colossus by Isaac Jones

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    Fanboys (and girls) are a special breed in the gaming world. With their zealous enthusiasm they single-handedly have the ability to make or break games, breathe life back into flailing franchises and (if they use their powers for evil) start flame wars... More
  • We All Suck At Fighting The Boss Of Tekken 6

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    After being bested by Tekken 6's Azazel a downright silly amount of times, I thought I'd pull some other GI staffers in to see how they fared against the spiky beast's lasers, somersaults, and spikes. Here are some choice words they had to say during their experience.

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  • Buggin' Out: What's Up With The Hoops Games This Year?!

    The Internet is abuzz with backlash over the bug-heavy releases of both NBA basketball games, particularly NBA 2K10. Many sports gamers have dusted off their pitchforks over the shoddy work, and the company responses have been swift. Visual Concepts announced... More