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  • Derreck's Best Of 2011 Awards: Console Edition (Part 2 Of 2)

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    This is it. These are my big awards, and as promised, I saved recognition of the best for last. Now as I said before, I didn't get to everything this past year (and my backlog is bigger than usual). That being said, I'm going to get the slight... More
  • The age old choice: Halo or Call of Duty

    Since its shift to modernity, Call of Duty has done in around five years what most other game series would take decades to do. CoD has become known as the best FPS franchise in gaming history. However, its not too lonely at the top. Since the release... More
  • The Dragyn's Lair: Has Sony Lost Its Freakin' Mind?

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    Looking back to the beginning of the year, it seemed Sony could walk into the end zone on their way to winning the Super Bowl of gaming competitions in 2011. They had it all going for them. The price of the home console was finally entry-level for the... More
  • Marketing/Promoting:A Very Important Element In a Game's Life.

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    No matter how much effort you put in your game,no matter how much love you put at it,it will fail commercially without marketing/promoting it. This blog will be about how a developer should make his game INTERESTING in the gamer's eyes. Step 1:Always... More
  • Zombie Game Concept

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    I just read Marchiafava's blog posts on zombies, and it got me thinking. I decided this would be as good as any to make a post about. My history with zombies is pretty much the norm. I've watched lots of movies and shows, and played a few video... More
  • An Open Letter Regarding the State of Motion Controls

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    Now that I have my special letter writing outfit, eye patch and glowy magic pen, I'm ready to start! Dear Motion Controls, I know you're trying. And I know that you're already being kicked in the butt enough by those who hate your guts just... More
  • Alan Wake

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    Alan Wake was my Game of the Year for 2010. It's ability to keep me interesting in the main characters was second to none for me. Gameplay featured a great third person viewpoint. The fact that you need a source of light to essentially, survive is... More
  • Shootist’s Top 10 Gaming Experiences of 2011

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    Well, it's that time of year and while I normally eschew Top 10/Best/Worst lists I decided I did have some memorable experiences I wanted to share (though those who read my blogs will already be acquainted with more than a few of these). By no means... More
  • My New Years Resolution 2012

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    Sorry for this being a few days late, I have been really busy for some reason. Anyways, these are my gaming and non-gaming goals for the new year! I have been a member of GIO for awhile now but have never participated much. I feel like I need to change... More
  • What Will Bethesda Make Next?

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    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I bought Skyrim a few weeks ago and have been really digging into the game. I've been a big fan of its developers, Bethesda Softworks, and consider every one of their recent major releases to be must-play experiences... More
  • REPLAY: Olympics Not That Special...

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    I saw something yesterday or maybe it was today...who knows, it was a long day today...but anyway, it was about the Olympics and how it's that time again. I think they're in London this year, if I'm not mistaken? Anyway, I thought about the... More
  • Mario Kart 7 Showdown

    So Christmas is over and everyone is getting back to school in the next few days, which means you have very little time to play all of those new games you've collected during the November to December period. So what games do you play? Well how about... More