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  • Tap Those Frets: A Tribute to Guitar Hero

    As most of you know, the Guitar Hero franchise officially got axed earlier this week. So in memoriam of the second greatest music video games series of all time, here is a brief history of it. The initial project of Guitar Hero was made from a partnership... More
  • marvel vs my friends

    A long time ago.... When I was younger, and in my more optimistic days of my cherished life, I convinced an aunt of mine to buy my even younger cousin a little game called Marvel VS Capcom 2! She hesitated when she learned that it was a fighting game... More
  • Forum Contest: The Greatest Video Game of all Time

    This is a port of a forum thread, for the purposes of collecting the blogging community's opinions. You can find the original thread in general gaming under this blog's banner. When it's finished, I'll update the thread with a poll, and... More
  • Creative Writing: Blending Concrete Detail With Abstract Themes and Generalizations Pt.2

    Last time, I gave you an introduction to concrete detail versus abstractions and generalizations. Today, I will focus more on where and when to actually implement these different forms of descriptions. However, for a review let's briefly go over the... More
  • Games That Take Skill: Dark Cloud

    I remember this game with an equal part of love and hate, and many gamers do as well. An action RPG, dungeon crawl, sims that defined the first year and a half of my PS2 ownership. I'm talking about Level 5's Dark Cloud. The game follows the story... More
  • Buying A Bad Game- Community Blog #3 (And some info on the GIO Name Exchange)

    An average new console title is 60 plus dollars, which is a lot of money. There are also a lot of new games that have varied opinions on them.. It isn't very often a game comes out that people unanimously think is worth the 60-dollar investment. And... More
  • GIO Member Herding Part 31 of XX

    Perhaps you noticed that last week the Member Herding blog took a break. I carefully camouflaged my tardiness with a clever blog about the special edition of Robot In The Corner or something like that. Anyway, this week's edition of Member Herding... More
  • In the Crosshairs: Taking Aim at the First Person Shooter

    In this inaugural installment of my series challenging video game convention, I explore the limitations of the shooter genre and how developers can create outside the box. Someone with the gamertag Shootist2600 should be able to speak authoritatively... More
  • Writing Creative Fiction and Non-fiction Part 1

    Here's the thing. While this post isn't exactly about video games, it serves a necessary function in creating them. Creative writing is an essential part in making engrossing scripts for game play. Since some of you out there are interested in... More
  • A TOGNick Challenge: Challenge 2 Silent Hill vs Dead Space

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    This week's challenge is brought to you by Cody Gilley, who wanted to see me defend the classic series Silent Hill against today's survival horror king, Dead Space. I have to admit, this is a hard task to take on, especially given the popularity... More
  • [UPDATE] Robot in the Corner Podcast: Episode 19 - Robot Reveals! Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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    UPDATE: Many of you may not have heard the notice at the end of the last episode (due to the spoiler discussion), so this is a reminder that we'll be doing our next "Ask the Robot" this weekend. If you have a question for this Q&A segment... More
  • Should The Racing Genre Die?

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    Racing games have been a staple of the industry since the beginning. Every device that can play games has had a racing game on it. Over the years each game brought a more realistic driving experience and in this generation the visuals and realism seem... More