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  • A Shift in Tastes

    It's not a mystery that people tend to change around their opinions throughout their lives. Things happen, their eyes are opened, and suddenly the thing they once despised is now of great pleasure. My change isn't quite so drastic but I have noticed... More
  • If the creek don't rise and the dam don't break. A grouchy old dude report.

    greetings from dry land (for now), I live in Central LA, and we are currently dealing with the fact that we will have to leave my homestead for higher ground. (courtesy of Natchez Democrat newspaper) The town I live in is called Monterey LA and it's... More
  • The Future of Warcraft?

    First, let me say that I still like World of Warcraft. I hold in high regards, that to this day I've never sank as much time or energy into any other game like I did with it. It really set the bar high not only as a game but as a social interaction... More
  • The Importance of Omnipotence (Gaming like a God).

    Games in which you're set up like a god (either a cruel god or a benevolent one is up to you) are very common. One of the core elements to gaming besides simple entertainment, is the power and control you get on a world filled with (virtual) people... More
  • The News - 05.10.11 - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Hello again, Parents and Gamers! We have quite a bit of exciting information for you in today's issue of The News. So, getting right into it, we will be starting up with an offer from GameStop for all of your PowerUp Rewards members that have yet... More
  • The 4th Floor Episode 7: Heaven 7 (The Final Episode of the 4th Floor Posted on GIO)

    Hey guys, back briefly. This will be the final episode of The 4th Floor posted here on GIO. First of all a big thank you once again for everyone who has listened to the podcast from GIO. We have a new website, stay tuned to that... More
  • What does the Next Console Generation bring?

    With all signs pointing to the next iteration of X-Box in it's infancy, I am curious as to what other gamers expect to see from the future. The first thing that springs to most gamers minds, is a jump in graphics. Many can argue endlessly about whether... More
  • In Medias Res; Games That Get Right To The Punch

    After reading Game Informer's ' Slow Burns ' article, about games which provide a slow start to their expansive tales, I decided to move this blog idea to the top of my writing list. I recommend you click the link to read Game Informer's... More
  • GIO Short Stories Part One


    The entries are in, and they are excellent. Check out the first three short stories in the contest and vote for your favorites.

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  • Range: S3 Part 3

    “Don‘t sneak up on me like that.” Alphonse said. “I don‘t sneak, I move behind quietly. But anyway, you’re here so I assume you won. But where’s the guy you were fighting.” “Funny story that, my arm... More
  • The Top Five Movies that should of been made into a Game.(fixed)

    I would like you to tell me what movies you would play as a game from this list and what movies you would want turned into games. 5. Ok I picture this movie as a exploration-type game with a good story. In the hands of a good writer who could expand the... More
  • Ramblings Pt.1

    So yeah, this is just a blog that is divided up into multiple little segments. So just try and keep up. PART I - MUSIC Recently I got my hands on Pink Floyd's Animals , along with Wish You Were Here and The Wall . I loved Wish You Were Here and Animal's... More