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  • This is SO Stupid!

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    I've found that when anything small thing annoys me, I rant about it. A lot. Video games are no exception to this rule. However, I've got no one to rant about this to now so I figured I would post this on my blog. There has been one thing lately... More
  • An Unraveled Mind

    It seems like only last year that I was writing another one of these blogs here on GIO. One of those personal blogs, however I'm fairly certain this has to get out one way or the other. Things in my head aren't always so easy to figure out, and... More
  • A System for a Genre Part 2

    Hey all. I'm back with another part of a system for a genre. Time to get started! Racing System: PS3 Why: I chose the PS3 for racing because they get the best of both worlds. Xbox 360 only has a good serious racer (Forza Motorsport series) while the... More
  • My Favorite Games of All Time, In No Particular Order

    Video games are a medium unlike any other. Now that I've got the obligatory "say something that is only vaguely relating to the post" out of the way, here are my favorites. Oh, and in case my constant warnings aren't enough, SPOILERS... More
  • 5 Practical Game Mechanics That Should Be Standard In All Handheld Games

    When it comes to game frustrations, we all have them. But when it comes to shoddy gameplay mechanics or outright lazy/outdated storytelling, there is quite a lot of room for improvement. This is especially true when it comes to handheld games. Many games... More
  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review Kid Safe: Very Low (1.5 / 10) Game Quality: Moderate (5.0 / 10) Genre: First Person Shooter - These games are characterized by the viewpoint and weapons used in the title. In a first person shooter, you are looking down... More
  • Battlefield vs. Call of Duty

    Yesterday I posted a blog mainly about paying $15 for map packs, but at the end I went off on a tangent and started talking about Battlefield 3 vs. Modern Warfare 3. I said I was personaly on the Modern Warfare side. I got some great feedback about the... More
  • How to Fix Strategy Games

    Recently GI ran an article from some bigwig over at 2K Games who called strategy games “not contemporary.” The irony that 2K published the one of the biggest strategy releases of the past few years, Civilization V , was lost on no one. Maybe... More
  • What is the weirdest moment you ever had in online gaming?

    I always wondered, has anyone else found that, while playing their online games, have the a really, really weird situation while playing their favorite online games. Am I the only one who's ever seen a player do something so weird, that you go, what... More
  • 5 annoying things in Bad Company 2 that I hope DICE fixes in Battlefield 3

    Let me say this, I LOVE Battlefield Bad Company 2. It is probably my favorite FPS that I've played in many many years. That said, it still has a few things that I find incredibly annoying. Here's what I hope that DICE fixes or refines in the upcoming... More
  • Dragon Age 2 Legacy DLC Impressions.

    Last week, I posted a review in which I expressed my feelings for this game. I pointed out some of it's major flaws with two of them being, repetitive enviroments and lack of a narrative focus. Today Bioware released the first major story-based DLC... More
  • Video Game Cross-Overs-Good Idea or Doomed to be Crap (except for fighters, that is)?

    The first time I had ever heard of a "crossover game" was when I was back in school and the first SNK VS Capcom was released. Of course, from there, the majority of "crossover games" seem to be fighting games (ie: Smash Brothers, Marvel... More