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  • Godless Heathens: Controversy In Video Games

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    Bully was on the receiving end of a lot of controversy when it was realeased years ago. Some said the school yard violence was unaceptable, others claimed that Jimmy's parents were neglectful, offensive characters, and so on and so forth. After playing... More
  • The Problem With Motion Control

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    Video games stand out from the crowd of all the other media in the world through gameplay and immersion. Today, developers all over the world have started to experiment with ways to make gameplay more intuitive and the overall experience more immersive... More
  • GIO Engrish Pt.1

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    As some of you know, we GIOers take pride in our grammar. Then theres the other half who doesn't givea rat's ass. So I have decided to search the bowels of GIO for the worst grammar I could find. Enjoy. 1. why no review of metal gear solid peace... More
  • UPDATE: Playing the FFXIV Beta Pt5: My Verdict

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    After six years in development, steadily learning from their mistakes from FFXI, and adapting the best elements from WoW, Square Enix attempts to take the MMO throne from Blizzard with their new game FFXIV. With FFXIV, Square Enix tries to tackle three... More
  • Playing the FFXIV Beta Pt4: Quests

    Quests, known as Guildleves in FFXIV, have become a fusion between WoW quests and FFXI's Assault. It's quite simple: A) Go to your city's Guild and look up any quests available for your level B) Use the 'Teleport' option in your menu... More
  • Motion tracking 2010: Microsoft vs. Nintendo

    When Microsoft announced Kinect, I thought that technology was going to be revolutionary in the sense of how we may play future games. Then I came across "Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy" for the Nintendo Wii yesterday at Costco. It was... More
  • Playing the FFXIV Beta Pt3: Jobs

    In FFXIV there are 18 classes that revolve around four main Disciples: War, Magic, Land and Hand. Disciples of War are melee jobs; Disciples of Magic are mage jobs; Disciples of Land are classes that forage items from the land (mine, plant, fish); Disciple... More
  • San Diego Comic-Con 2010 - Thursday Photos

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    I should probably be resting in preparation for my next day at the San Diego Comic-Con, but I'll continue to be a machine and work on the first of three photo blogs covering my time at the event. I'm finding this convention to be a bit overwhelming... More
  • GIO Member Herding Part 07 of XX…

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    If there is one benefit of publishing the GIO member herding blog, it’s that I have the opportunity to meet and become somewhat familiar with remarkable members of the community that I might not have otherwise crossed paths with. I think this is... More
  • Bioshock 3? 2011? WHAT?!?

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    O.k. so I don't know wether this is true or not, but on (IGN, mabye?) I saw that Bioshock 3 was confirmed, and in production, and planned to be released in 2011, coinciding with the movie release. I hope this is some dumbass fooling with me, but I... More
  • A Poorly-Rhymed Ode To Teen Wolf

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    A Victorious Nubbin III Production The 1980's bore untold and fabulous prizes One such treasure was the Teen Wolf franchise...s (well, the first part of it at least) By day you were mild-mannered student Scott Howard By night you were mild-mannered... More
  • Its about time someone said it(for the 295th time)

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    Well friends(and people who dont consider me friendly), I finally take a break from my hectic schedule of...well nothing in particular just not being online, and I decided to join in on the fun on my beloved GIO, so I come in, sit down, and flip through... More