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  • My Take: West, Zampella, and Respawn Entertainment

    It's been confirmed that former Infinity Ward developers Jason West and Vince Zampella will be working on a brand new IP at their new studio under EA Partners ( Link ). They will not be working on the Medal of Honor or Battlefield franchises as was... More
  • Annoying Advertising

    There are quite a few ads out there that just annoy me to no end. The ad is so bad that it cements the fact that I will not have anything to do with what the ad is promoting. So, I'm going to highlight the worst of the worse offenders in this realm... More
  • Where in the World is Carm... Robert Carter?

    Excuse the brevity of my first post. I was actually writing from the gate at the airport. It was a spur of the moment decision. I figured I've been procrastinated long enough and finally used up all lame excuses. No better time to start blogging on... More
  • It really is INNSSAANNNEEE!!!

    When you read that blog title, did you picture a car salesman screaming at you form your television screen? I sure did. But that's besides the point. What is the point? I don't know but did YOU know green tea can help speed up your metabolism... More
  • Black Mesa - Multiple Perspectives...

    If I were asked to name my favorite video game developer, I don’t know that I could, but Valve would certainly be in running for consideration. Valve has not only produced some solid games both in appearance and in game play. Perhaps one of the... More
  • Exclusivity In Downloadable Games: Is This Necessary?

    Years from now, when video game historians look back at this console generation (as I'm sure there will be a need for video game historians :), they will point to the rise of downloadable games in XBLA, WiiWare and the Playstation Network as one of... More
  • Fairchild VI - Episode 5

    Episode 5 may have been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. In our 5th installment, Dietrich Stogner sits in with Shawn, Kevin and Katherine as start off with a brief discussion about diversity of opinion on podcasts, why it’s important... More
  • A Postcard from Middle-earth, and Other Comments

    So I haven't been around GIO the last week or two, and I'll tell you why: over the weekend of March 27-28, The Lord of the Rings Online offered a $9.99 deal for the Mines of Moria and Siege of Mirkwood expansions plus 30 days of free play. So... More
  • Future Soldier Pics...

    The strangest thing happened. As some of you may know from previous blogs, I have a genuine interest in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. I track all the news that comes out about it, or at least the bits and pieces I can find. It’s been pretty scarce... More
  • The Secret Annoyances of the Secret Armory of General Knoxx (DLC Spoiler Warning!)

    First, I need to provide a disclaimer: for the most part, I loved playing through the main-story quests of the latest Borderlands DLC. While there are certainly some annoyances to be found (no fast travel, Drifters are vastly overpowered, vehicles still... More
  • Nerds? ~_o

    Not these kinds of nerds. After listening to the Irrational Behaviour podcast I started thinking about "Nerd Classes". Thats something I just made up for the purpose of this blog btw. Here on GIO there was a bit of hoo-ha about gamers and what... More
  • Top 101 Games Sold "Revised"

    To those of you that read my first blog "Top 75 Games Sold" I have revised it has Wikipedia has told me wrong when I looked back at it...did not make sense....and used another site thanks to Demon Ragnorak.....It was early didn't... More