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  • What I Want to See in the Zombie Game

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    What I loved in The Last of Us games were how realistic they were. I know some of you might say that the Zombie concept is getting old, but you haven't really been getting the real thing. As some of you PlayStation nerds know, The Last of Us had a... More
  • Why Shulk is one of the most Relatable Characters in Gaming

    Warning: Intense spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles follow in this blog. If you haven't played through all of Xenoblade Chronicles, I'd strongly suggest turning back now because I'm going to discuss some of the most critical plot twists in... More
  • The MMO-ish Face Off Of April 12th

    Every year it seems there are a handful of days where major games go "up against" each other. Next week, on April 12th, two heavy-hitters that have been out for varying lengths of time (Destiny for a year and a half, The Division for around... More
  • The Misunderstood Brilliance of XCX's Soundtrack

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    Xenoblade Chronicles features one of the best and most memorable soundtracks in contemporary gaming. It's grand in scale, a sweeping complement to the game's size and freedom. Mah boi, The Darkest Link, just posted about his favorite cuts , featuring... More
  • What I want from Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 2

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    SPOILERS FOR MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR BELOW! Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was the biggest and best surprise of 2014. It delivered a compelling story in a universe that I grew up with and love dearly. It also introduced what I think is the most... More
  • Top Nine Xenoblade Chronicles Areas

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    Bionis. Mechonis. The deceased bodies of two titans as old as the universe. The setting of Xenoblade Chronicles is one of its biggest strengths and the setting stays strong beyond the original concept of two deceased titans. Whether it's the iconic... More
  • What “Star Wars Story” Would You Like to See On the Big Screen?

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    Today most of us woke up to the first look to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The trailer left me breathless, and even more excited about the future of the Star Wars franchise. The trailer gave me everything I could have hoped for when I first heard about... More
  • "Damsels" of Zelda 101: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

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    Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is an interesting game – it’s a direct sequel to Wind Waker and the first Zelda game that can be played completely with the touch screen on the DS. You know what isn’t as interesting? The damsel in... More
  • GIO community "movie club" proposal

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    As some of you know (and as some of you don't), I'm trying to set up a "movie club" (like a book club, but with movies) here at GIO. I posted a thread about it on the forums and messaged a couple people about it yesterday (StarterPack... More
  • A lifelong Doom fan's impression of the beta, part 1

    With countless hours poured into all three prior Doom games, and the open beta coming up in a week, I thought that I'd post my impressions on the closed version: the guns, the maps, the power ups, the movement, the mechanics, and the customization... More
  • Fossil Echo: An Interview With Game Director Phil Crifo

    Fossil Echo, an upcoming 2D platforming adventure game, recently came to my attention. It sparked my imagination, then promptly ran away with it. The game introduces us to a young boy, and we journey with him up a massive tower in the middle of the sea... More
  • The Most Underrated Game of Thrones Characters

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    It’s finally April, and you know what that means; it’s Game of Thrones season! In honor of the sixth season of Game of Thrones starting this month I’ll be writing a number of Game of Thrones blog posts before we hit episode 51. So let’s... More