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  • 31/31 Day 28: My Backlog

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    Like most gamers, I have a huge collection of games that I have not completed. Unlike most gamers however, most of these are mediocre. Some other time, I will write another blog with an update on these games. By the way, I have never touched any of these... More
  • WGWC #7a - A time long ago

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    (This blog was originally posted on April 15th. For the seventh WGWC, we had a choice of topic, and I went with writing about a time period or setting I would like to live in. Nobody read this the first time around, so maybe it will get some more readers... More
  • GaMe #21: Darth-Carbonite-Secret Agent Man

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    "Why does the way out need to involve a bathroom?" Darth had been shuffling around in the ventilation system for what seemed like hours. Now he apparently would have to take out the man currently using the bathroom. The building would be self... More
  • GaMe Week 21, Darth Carbonite - Carbon Copy

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    GaMe (short for Gamify Me), was started as a form of community outreach, encouraging writers to get to know their fellow GIO members and create a character around them within the game worlds they love. For more information, see the original posting here... More
  • The Challenge Of Preserving Gaming History

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    After seven generations of consoles spanning nearly forty years, it would be an understatement to say that there is some fairly rich history attached to video games. In that time, there have been six different U.S. presidents, the United States has seen... More
  • The Unintended Awesomeness of User-Created Content...

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    (What a cop-out...) While the mod scene has been flourishing on pc's for years, user-created content is still a relatively new thing for us console gamers. The flood of content that's been created in the past few years for games ranging from Civilization... More
  • My Son Ico

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    With Halloween right around the old proverbial corner, I thought that now would be the most appropriate time to share some pictures with the fine folks at Game Informer. It was just a little under a month ago that my family and I went to the Minnesota... More
  • How Can Fighting Games Evolve?

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    As we inch ever closer to a new generation of consoles, games, and hardware, I'd reckon one of the big questions being asked by developers is: "how do we make our games better?" This question becomes even more important when applied to fighting... More
  • Top Blogs of The Week: 10/21/2012 - 10/28/12

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    To start off, I am in no way trying to copy Saint's Blog Herding Feature or Stranger's Blog Herding. Top Blogs of the Week is a series that I have decided to create in which I show my favorite blogs of the current week. Every Sunday I'll post... More
  • Out with Ezio, In with Conner (Spoilers Most Likely)

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    Ezio leaving us is a sad and wonderful day. I'm glad we are getting a new setting, character, and even new gameplay mechanics that look dazzling. Ezio though, is a character close to my heart. From birth to death. I've been with Ezio through the... More
  • Test Patterns Episode #28 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Resident Evil Retrospective, Bat For Lashes' The Haunted Man, Opeth's Blackwater Park

    Test Patterns is an entertainment podcast hosted by longtime friends Daniel Kielman and Kyle Lemmon. They discuss music, TV, video games, comic books, and anything else that is interesting in the world of pop culture. Listen to our old episodes over at... More
  • Achievement Unlocked: Baby Lyra is Here!

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    My Little Girl Is Here! 8lbs, 3oz, 20 inches, and absolutely beautiful! Many of you probably won't remember me, but I've been dealing with a rough ride these past months with work craziness, my daughter starting preschool, and a huge amount of... More