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  • The Avatar Game We Deserve

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    This past weekend Nikelodeon’s The Legend of Korra passed the half way mark of its third season and oh man has it been great. Stunningly animated action sequences, quieter, dramatic character driven moments, and all the same great humor fans have... More
  • Controller Input and Immersion

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    Immersion. Video games. The two go hand in hand. No matter the game, you are immersed to some extent. The joy of playing games is being taken into another world to be lost in. More story focused games obviously make a greater effort in immersing their... More
  • I'm Not Having Fun With Skyrim

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    I don't know what the problem is. Maybe it's being too comparative. Maybe it's too-high expectations. Maybe it's from missing the hype train entirely in 2011. Whatever the reason, I cannot bring myself to enjoy Skyrim. My last blog post... More
  • Scoring a Legend: The Music of The Legend of Zelda (Part 2)

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    After Ocarina of Time, Koji Kondo’s role as the sole composer for The Legend of Zelda would come to an end as he was joined by Toru Minegishi and other talented composers for subsequent Zelda scoring. It’s evident in more contemporary Zelda... More
  • DC: The God That Failed

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    Let me tell you a little something about DC Comics. 

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  • 365/365 Day 202: Aperture Tag Impressions

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    The biggest new feature that Portal 2 had over the original Portal was the introduction of the gel mechanic. Three were introduced during the game, and each were used extensively throughout the game's puzzles. Recently, a mod released on Steam (it... More
  • The Corner Of The Room Podcast Episode One

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    Welcome to the series premier of the new Podcast, The Corner Of The Room. Fellow GIOers Joyful Penguin , Laws , and myself ban together to bring you the newest Podcast to grace GIO, in a noble and somewhat awkward attempt to reconnect with the community... More
  • 365/365 Day 201: Random Destruction Entry VIII: Looking At The Home Stretch

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    About two weeks ago, we hit the halfway point for 2014, and yesterday was also the two-hundredth day of the year as well. Time has been flying by for me, to be honest. The more time I spend writing, the longer the gaps feel in between writing periods... More
  • 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die – Number 68…

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    Another Sunday means another episode of 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die, the (hopefully) weekly series where I play through all of the games listed in the book - 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. If I played the game before... More
  • Things I'd Like to See In Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby

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    As a longtime Pokemon fan (I've been playing since Red/Blue) who firmly believes that the series went downhill after Gen III (with the exception of X/Y, which were fantastic), I was ecstatic to learn that Nintendo would be re-leasing Ruby/Sapphire... More
  • "A Gamers View" 7/19/14 - Camping, Cars, and crash tag team racing™

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    Well, now that I'm rested and the party I went to last night is over, I am able to start up my wonderful blog again after all you wonderful people out there have waited so long for AGV since like 2 weeks ago. Welcome to AGV everyone! What i did for... More
  • Top 50 Games from Last-Gen: Participation Request

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    I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that I'm less then satisfied with GameInformers " End of an Era" lists. I've seen many users post their top 5 or top 10 lists all over the comment sections of these lists. So I've decided... More