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  • Experience and Achievement-Do Games Satisfy Our Lust for Both?

    Imagine that world of fantasy where you can do anything, be anything and achieve anything. Even when we're awake, this is something that most of us desire to do. Largely, we find that in gaming, but you can find it in books, music, and movies as well... More
  • Video Game Script- The Prologue

    As promised, The Prologue non-combat sections in full: Cutscene: A red light sweeps across the shifting sands of the desert. The moon shines down onto the scene, giving it a blurry look. The giant, metallic being towers above the ground, sweeping its... More
  • Video Game Script-Day 4-Rerouted

    Cutscene: A large ship grinds through the sand, the rotating blades that propel it kicking up sand in large waves. As it crests a large sand dune, Krieger alerts the others. The ship gets closer and closer. All of the group, excluding Thomas, rise above... More
  • Range: S3 Part 6

    Alphonse and the ping pong captain started their game. “Wait, before we start.” Alphonse said, “What?” The ping pong captain was clearly annoyed by the interruption. “I don’t even know your name yet.” “Why... More
  • Glorious return to Xbox Live.

    If anyone has read any of my posts/comments you may have learnt that I haven't been online gaming for quite some time. This is all about to change. As of next week I will be returning to Xbox Live and resuming where I left off, a little over 2 years... More
  • Adapt or Die

    It’s not bad. It’s not great, but it’s well-designed, semi-fun, and definitely worth five points. I’m talking about today’s Kongregate game: Adapt or Die . Adapt or Die is a capture-the-tile battle game. The wasp-like ships... More
  • Brink Review - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Brink Review Kid Safe: Moderate Game Quality: Moderate Genre: First Person Shooter - This game is characterized by the viewpoint and weapons used in the title. In a first person shooter, you are looking down the barrel of a gun as though you yourself... More
  • Video Game Script-Day 3-Rerouted

    Today's post may be a bit short because its kind of late and I need to get more sleep but here is the continuation of my as-of-yet unnamed video game script: Cutscene: The red light speeds across the ground. The Voice has spoken to it and has ordered... More
  • Why the Tomb Raider reboot takes me back to days gone by.

    I would like to say first that I don't consider myself in most ways a gaming enthusiast nor am I as old as the topic subject may make me out to be. I play video games because they are exactly that. Games. They are fun, sometimes stress-relieving activities... More
  • The Swag Blog Spotlight: Duke Nukem

    As I eagerly await to bring all of you the 1st GIO Community Edition of "Reader Recap", I am passing the time with a new installment of "The Swag Blog." Before I get started, I'd like to say that this isn't set up like the... More
  • Gaming VS Adulthood

    "I can haz GAMING AND ADULTHOOD @ teh saem taeim?" I am in my mid-20's, and unlike most of my friends who are still doing post-grad or living at home with the 'rents while trying to get a job or a doing an internship, I have a husband... More
  • Hawk reviews: MegaMan Legends (PS1)

    MegaMan Legends is an interesting case. Despite being released over a decade ago on the PS1, it still holds up pretty well. I doubt it set the world on fire or anything back then, but if you want another solid game to play besides Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII (again), here it is.... More