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  • Gender Bending in Gaming-Acceptance or Puzzlement?

    Gamers have been generally considered to be male, white, American and straight. But gaming in and of itself has always been considered somewhat subversive in nature. Just like "punk culture" and "Invader Zim," gaming has generally... More
  • Videogames that you never finished

    So I've been playing L.A. Noire lately and it got me to thinking of all the videogames I've played over the years and I was figuring I could post a blog and hopefully get other people's feedback. I was wondering what everyone's top games... More
  • The Borealis (Intro)

    This Blog contains lots of spoilers from Half-Life 2, Portal, and Portal 2. As we all already know that Half-Life 2 Episode: 3 will be centered around the search for Dr. Mossman and The Borealis . At the end of Half-Life 2 Episode: 1Alyx and Dr. Freeman... More
  • I Fought the Law and the Law Won

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    Law of diminishing returns -- n. The tendency for a continuing application of effort or skill toward a particular project or goal to decline in effectiveness after a certain level of result has been achieved. ( The American Heritage® Dictionary of... More
  • (The Return of) GIO Member Herding Part 37 of XX...

    I know some of you are just as anxious to see the Member Herding series return as I am, but before I start I want to take a moment to recognize and remember a handful of our fellow Americans that perished in Afghanistan on Saturday. I heard and read about... More
  • How the Industry will only benefit from the Casual Market

    The core gamer market is surely a fickle bunch of people. Many people are afraid that Mobile gaming will kill the handheld console gaming market while other just downright refuse to believe such a thing can happen. We cringe at the thought of Microtransaction... More
  • Rating Reviews with Andy McNamara

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    I sat down with none other than GI's head honcho, Andy McNamara to discuss the process of reviewing games.

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  • Favorite Deaths in Gaming


    Not as sick as it might sound, I assure you. The following are my favorite biting-the-dust moments in gaming. To be on the list the death had to occur in cut-scene, and wasn't restricted to the main character. So here goes nothing.

    If you haven't played these games at this point, you probably aren't going to in the future, but this is obligatory: *Spoilers abound about the following games: Bioshock, Mass Effect 2, Halo 3, Half Life 2 Episode 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and The Darkness . You have been warned.*

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  • Robot in the Corner Podcast: Episode 43

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    Episode 43 is available now. This week, we talk about Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, From Dust, Borderlands 2, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wes' swimming adventures, and more. Also, Ask the Robot is back, so we answer your questions. FYI - to... More
  • My Top 20 Favorite Video Games Part 11-15

    Almost done! Thanks for reading these blogs, I chose to make a top 20 list rather than a top 5 or 10 list because I feel they are too common and too limiting, I am having alot of fun thinking about and playing my best games to see which are my favorites... More
  • A Defense of Inconvenience

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE It seems like everything these days is getting faster and people are finding more ways to remove bits of unpleasantness out different experiences. Gaming today seems like it is heading in the same direction... More
  • Think of the best original video game plots that never were (And a short rant about cliche plots)

    I hate most stories, especially video game plots. Its always some basic BS about some good guy stopping some bad guys by killing them. Sometimes involves a silly prophecy and you play as the chosen one destined to vanquish the great evil, sometimes they... More