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  • May the 4th Be With You... *Gamebeast23456 Nerds Out Over Star Wars Day*

    You hear the distinctive John Williams score, you see the intro story go by with a backdrop of darkness. Instantly, a nerd of any caliber realizes exactly what he is watching.... Star Wars is a rare phenomenon. A movie series so fabulously directed (yes... More
  • Paradise Found, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Deferred: How Games Explore Our Longing for Utopia

    In these trying economic times, we often want to escape from the reality of uncertainty and frustration to some sort of fantasy. The best classic example of this is "The Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy walks out of the black and white farmhouse... More
  • If I could design a game - Concept #2: The Trials of Valor

    As apart of a series of blogging I'm doing. The series intention is to convey my ideas of some dream concepts of mine (that one day I hope to make into a reality) for video games. I aim to make sure each idea has a new innovative concept yet to implemented... More
  • Strategy Guides - When Should You Use One?

    Like many of you here at GI, my last few weeks have been filled with beautiful visions of blue and orange portals, dancing in my head. Portal 2 has been consuming all of my gaming time lately. Suffice to say I've only been playing for about an hour... More
  • Goal Check: Week 15

    Previously on Goal Check. I attempted to play three very different games on their hardest difficulty and was successful. I also reached level 8 in the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta and got every gold medallion in Raskulls. After completing all of my... More
  • Why Valve isn't making Half-Life 3

    So I understand that is a very presumptuous and possibly inflammatory headline. Before you start sending me angry messages, please note that it is simply my pessimistic belief that Valve have moved on from the Half-Life franchise. Not only did Gabe Newell... More
  • Mortal Kombat Review - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Mortal Kombat Review Kid Safe: Very Low Game Quality: High Genre: Fighter - This game features a number of different characters, most often with certain special powers, fighting back and forth against each... More
  • A summary of regret and a life.

    I kept thinking before this what I was going to write about. I didn't think reintroducing myself into the blogging world with a measly blog about games was going to cut it. I was blank for such a long time. Than I realized whatever was on my mind... More
  • 10 Most Evil Video Game Villains

    Every gamer remembers a villain that just sticks out in their mind; the one that did the most dastardly thing imaginable. They were the one that shocked you because you never thought they would go that far, or the ones that angered you for what they put... More
  • Top 5 Musicians Who Should Consider Contributing to Game Soundtracks

    So I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm a bit of an audiophile (by which, I mean that I love good music). And if it's one thing I hate, it's a shoddy job on game music. I want something I can play at full blast without wanting to... More
  • Life without PSN.

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    So hello, the lone gaming wolf here with yet another blog! Anyways as you probably know PSN is supposed to come back up any day now, well by friday at least. So I would like to reflect on my days without PSN. Even though I played PS3 anyways, I have done... More
  • Range: S3 Part 1

    So everyones up to speed after Range recap, and it's time to start S3. Which of course means new theme song. Just a second, I need to go to youtube. Alright, I decided on this. “Really?” Alphonse said, “A real mission? So we’ll... More