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  • I'm Getting Paid to Write (!!!)

    I have always loved blogging. The feeling of writing a post, polishing it to perfection, and then rolling in the feedback is like nothing else. Writing for you guys is particularly rewarding, as the GIO community is the best on the internet. Don't... More
  • Price Drop Reviews - Immersive Games

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    Okay I'm back with the second installment of reviews for games you can find nearly dirt cheap or at a reduced price. Last time I reviewed Vanquish, MAG, and Lost Planet 2 . All of these three games offer immersive and atmospheric qualities that really... More
  • A gamers schedule. A grouchy old dude report.

    Good morning sunshine. How are we doing this Monday? Excellent. Most of us report on the Weekend warrior what games we play but think about it. What games do we really play a lot? Right now I have my schedule of games to beat and games to just have fun... More
  • The News - 08.29.11 - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Hello again, Parents and Gamers! With the PAX convention in Seattle, WA starting to wrap up, we have a handful of new games that we feel deserve special detail. Of the games that were announced, there are three in particular that we would like to direct... More
  • Goodbye (for now) Gaming Room, Hello Baby's Room

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    I forget how long it's been, but some time ago, Saint posted a blog to show us his gaming room. Ever since then, I've wanted to show you guys my own gaming room. Back in December, when I found out my wife was pregnant, I decided to wait until... More
  • Madden 12: First Impressions

    I feel like I've said this a hundred times, but it's inevitable that someone will comment on this post labeling me a thief, hacker, modder, etc. But I'm really not, I just have a really cool job. I work at Blockbuster Video and I get to "preview"... More
  • (Updated with photos) My Zombie Experience (to be updated again)

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    This blog isn't really video game related, but I recently mentioned to a few other users that I would be taking part in a zombie walk, here in Lincoln, Nebraska (yes folks, that is where I am from). The event was broken up into two days, with the... More
  • Do Game Developers Work Too Much? Investigating The Industry's Labor Issues

    I recently finished Red Dead Redemption. While I was riding around on my steed, shooting bad guys and wrangling wild horses, I never stopped to ponder the amount of work that must have gone into creating this brilliant vision of the dying old west. I... More
  • Community Update (8/28)

    So it has been quite the week here. I live in Eastern PA for those of you that don't know and early in the week we had a crazy east coast earthquake, and now this hurricane? WTF is going on!?!?!?! Seriously so much flooding, and the fact that I'm... More
  • The Great Divide

    Right now, there’s a great divide in the schools of thought about game design. On the one hand, we have those who think it should be a fun distraction. Games like Chess, Super Mario Bros., and Minecraft fall under this category, which we’ll... More
  • The News - 08.28.11 - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Hello again, Parents and Gamers! Today's article of The News is going to be relatively quick. We will be following up on Thursday's article concerning the matter of GameStop and the OnLive coupon debacle . We have a bit of good news for any of... More
  • Where will the Mini's go? A grouchy old dude report.

    Hello one and from this stagnate time of the year where nothing gets released. Oh yes we have gotten the few stray titles here and there. But mostly the games that come without fail are the Mini's. In case your unfamliar with the Mini, it is usually... More