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  • The Very Controversial Idea That Video Games Stop Wars (and Crime and Violence and Thuggery)

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    I'm home from work today, so I'm going to post my blog a bit earlier than usual. Furloughs stink because I'm losing money, but I'm gaining time, and with a limited supply of time (I *am* mortal, after all), I consider it a fair trade.... More
  • The Handheld Problem

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    My family has never been considered really lucky by any stretch of the imagination, but there was one exception. Back in 2005 or so, my little brother won a free PSP in some raffle he entered on a whim. It was really random, but we weren't complaining... More
  • My Star Wars Nostalgia

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    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 So Timothy Zahn’s great Thrawn Trilogy is going to be re-released for its 20 th anniversary and is kicked off this September by Heir to the Empire. Now, I’ve known this was coming down the chute for a few... More
  • The News - 08.26.11 - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

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    Hello again, Parents and Gamers! Today was a relatively quiet day as far as the game industry goes. Sadly, we have not received a follow-up yet concerning the End User agreement issues with EA Origins; so we ask you to wait patiently. What did happen... More
  • Uncle STRAFE's Big, Huge Hawaiian Adventure! (Sorry, no Brandon story)

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    Hey everybody, I'm back from Hawaii! In case you didn't know, I went to a wedding in Hawaii for a week. I had fun, and you can, too! (But only if you can go to Hawaii) Last Thursday morning I had to wake up at *** 4 AM to get ready to go on the... More
  • Top 8 best looking characters ever made

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    Ive seen it all. Droids, aliens, humans, monsters, and talking evil turtles. These eight look quite litterally, pixel perfect. HK-47 Behold; HK-47, the famous meatbag assassin! He looks like an odd spin off of the phantom menace droids, complete with... More
  • As Brothers, We Hold the Line: Another Short Story

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    This one is better. Trust me. I promise. I think it's a whole lot more fluid, there's more dialogue, and there's more background. This is all just an experiment to see if I can really write, please, PLEASE, leave your input in the form of... More
  • Counterstrike: Global Offensive - The Good, Bad & Ugly...

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    Is the world coming to an end?!? I return home from a week long underway and my eyes burn from the thick clouds of smoke filling the sky as the Great Dismal swamp continues to burn out of control; I experience the rare and unnerving tremors of a 5.8 earthquake... More
  • Perspective: Is Gaming Worthless?

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    Over this summer, most of the time I did nothing but game. Are there ways to turn playing video games into a hobby that benefits something? Can gaming be productive, or is gaming as a hobby and industry socially, physically, and mentally worthless? Here I separate aspects of gaming into two categories: Gaming is worthless, and Gaming is Productive.

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  • Deus Ex Human Revolution: The Best Game of the Year

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    Deus Ex Human Revolution is a game that has a follows the wacky tales of Adam Jenson, head of security at Sarif Industries, a corporation that is systematically trying to make the human race more like Chuck Norris, one mechanical limb at a time. In keeping... More
  • Want to Be a Top Ten? Bring the Connection.

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    An interesting thing happened to me today. I was thinking back on my favorite games from the past, and I was trying to figure out a way to categorize what would make a new game my favorite, and the one thing that came coming up was story. I'm not... More
  • Just tried to Bodycount demo

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    Recently got back from classes and turned on the PS3, checked the PS Store, saw the Bodycount demo thinking "hmm, this might not be a total waste of time", and downloaded it. Oh! but how wrong I was! Bodycount is a new FPS by Code Masters, that... More