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  • Quantum Conundrum

    It’s hard not to draw comparisons to Portal when playing Quantum Conundrum , a first person physics-based puzzler from Portal co-creator Kim Swift. In fact, it almost seems at times as though Swift and Airtight Games are purposely encouraging the... More
  • The Inquisitive Blogger 31/31: Do Ya Fear Death?

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    GIO blogger Tim Gruver's 31/31 blog series, "The Inquisitive Blogger" has reached its finale. There's but one question left, but it's one that hits home. What do we fear from death in gaming? 

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  • Gaming brand loyalties and rivalries

    So what exactly is the big deal with people arguing with others over their personal choice in gaming brands? You know what I am talking about. Nintendo vs SEGA, Sony vs Microsoft, Final Fantasy vs Mass Effect, Razor vs Turtlebeach or whatever people think... More
  • The Top Five Most American Video Games, As Told By Pat Riot

    Video games often take the player to far away worlds or alternate universes. But how do video games approach portraying the United States? As video games are part of a global culture they can provide perspective on the United States from people and game... More
  • Scratching That Itch: Civilization V

    Ladies and Germans, boys and squirrels! Gather around as I tell a tale, a tale of people building the world! War and Peace, Death and Deceit, Come one, come all! This game has it all! This is the introduction to how I should have started my review of... More

    So me and my wife just got a ps4. Im not sure if she is going to create her own Twitch account, but I have mine. I plan on streaming all the time now that I have it set up. I would apreaciate anyone from the GI community to chime in and watch. I will... More
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  • Video game frustrations

    I wasn't going to do a blog today. I did my weekly one-hit wonder post over on my other blog and decided afterward that I wanted to play games today instead. I fired up my NCAA Football 11 Iowa State dynasty and was ready to go! I'm at the end... More
  • Why Video Games and Politics Are A Bad Mix

    In the aftermath of several recent shootings and an abundance of public grief and outrage, video games will once again be scrutinized and dissected, debated and discussed. All this, presumably in an attempt to determine what role games play in encouraging... More
  • The Never Ending Argument Vol. 10

    Hello, folks, and welcome to The Never Ending Argument!!! Again! For the tenth time... Anyway, for this momentous occasion, I thought I'd bring in the big guns. The head honcho of arguments. The big cheese of ponderings. Grand Theft Auto. For years... More
  • User Reviews - Review Feedback

    Now, I will be honest here, this little blog has essentially no value to the community at large, this one is all about you guys helping me. Last night Saint was kind enough to point out a significant weak point in our community, User Reviews. Now as I... More
  • Some Personal Gaming Triumphs...

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    Achievements and trophies have changed the way we game fundamentally in the past several years. Gone are the days of your bragging turning into rumor and spreading among your friends or searching the forums to see the fastest run-through or top-score... More