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  • Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword/Day 1

    Alright, well as many of you already know The Skyward Sword was released today on Wii. We drove to Gamestop as soon as it opened, 11 in the morning, and was relieved to see that no one was in line. So I go up to the counter and yell like a maniac, "GIVE... More
  • Patriotism: The Value of Human Life

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    From Call of Duty to Battlefield to the upcoming Rainbow Six, explosions, gunfire and warfare seem to be overtaking the gaming industry. There are plenty of grenades to throw, bombs to detonate and windows to prone-dive through, but when you go down,... More
  • The Christmas Day Effect…

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    Seems like just yesterday the industry was buzzing about all the great games that were due to release in the coming months, and here we are a few days before Thanksgiving and most of them are on the store shelves or available for download. I'm wondering... More
  • The Great "On Disc" DLC Scandal!

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    These days there’s a lot of complaining about “on disc” Downloadable content. Gamers feel cheated when content they pay money for, is already included on the disc. This stance is sadly born from an ignorance of how game development really... More
  • The Silent Cog: The Misuse of Silent Protagonists.

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE A Protagonist isn't a Camera. "The Man of Deeds is never the Man of Legend." Recently I just started playing Rage, a technological accomplishment in engine animation and graphical detail. Truly... More
  • The Indie Phenomenon: What This Generation of Gaming Means To Me...

    As is to be expected this late in any console cycle, we are constantly being bombarded with news about the next generation of video game consoles that will inevitably be released. Most gamers even acknowledge that since the release of this generation... More
  • Cold slap of Rain:Shoob's Tale

    Before starting this blog listen to this to set the mood for this tale of mine.... The story you are about to read is a tale of deceit, greed, empty promises, and bad luck. I'll be honest its not a story for the young gamers out there and it asks... More
  • Grey: Chapter 10

    Xaldin surveyed the crowd, muttering to himself. He seemed to be counting the number of people that had stood up. The number of people who would be the start of his army. But suddenly, he stopped. “Oh, and what do we have here.” He said, “You... More
  • Trials Evolution Interview

    I really, really like Trials HD. Just saying... I also couldn't be more stoked about the upcoming sequel Trials Evolution. I interviewed RedLynx Creative Director Antti Ilvessuo, and he filled me in on some details about the game, including the new... More
  • Giving Thanks Through Gaming

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The whole country gets a week (or less) off to be lazy and eat too much food. If you're feeling cynical, you could say that we're celebrating the great American traditions of being fat and lazy. Or... More
  • An Opinion on HD Remakes

    So far, creators have been adopting the current trend of digitally remastering games that were popular during its time. Games such as Metal Gear Solid, God of War, or Resident Evil 4, there's, something out there for everyone. Personally, It is a... More
  • Confessions of a Noob

    I think I speak for the entire community when I say that 2011 was the greatest year for not only gaming, but GI Cover Stories. Starting out with a bang with the Tomb Raider reboot, onto the most anticipated game of this year, Skyrim, and to Call of Duty's... More