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  • Max Payne 3: Final Thoughts!

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    The name Max Payne is one that send shivers down the backs of evil, causes criminals to tremble, and is someone you don't want to mess with. When you hear the name Max Payne, it invokes thoughts of a rogue detective, a wise-cracking yet dead-on gunslinger... More
  • 2012: My Year Of New Experiences

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    <updated with one more I forgot to mention> Today is New Years Eve. At the stroke of midnight, 2012 will be over (not over how the Mayans predicted, but it will be over in some way) and 2013 will begin. Like many, people start to make their New... More
  • Moments: Sandbox- Deactivating the Autoturrets

    Also Known as "The Butt-Whooping of the Guardians" Let me just start things right off by saying that, while Sandbox is most definitely one of my most hated Halo multiplayer maps of all time, it is quite ironic that the map holding that particular... More
  • December Pickups '12

    Ah, the end of the year! the time where I try to wrap up the list of games I've been wanting to get, all while affording gifts for everyone. Even the few days following Christmas can be met with more opportunity to buy more games! Yeah, so if you... More
  • What Makes a Game?

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    What makes a game? Gameplay right? So then what makes gameplay? These are questions that I’ve thought much about recently. It seems like 9/10 times I see a GOTY award being handed out it’s The Walking Dead. As with any award there will be... More
  • 31/31 Day 31 - Passing the Torch

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    Well here it is. This is my final blog of my 31/31 challenge. It seems a little surreal on this end of it; I've poured dozens of hours into writing on this site this month. At times it has been rather tough to write a blog on some days when I had... More
  • Dramatic Change: Jak and Daxter to Jak II

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    If you know me, you will know that I recently received a Playstation 3 system for Christmas, along with the Jak and Daxter collection. If you know me well, you will know I'm a huge fan of the trilogy. I played them all on the PS2 originally, and it... More
  • Metro 2033 Review

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    After purchasing the THQ collection through steam over Christmas. One game particular peaked my interest, Metro 2033. I've heard some amazing reviews and I've heard some ehhh hater reviews. I myself have to say I'm in between. While playing... More
  • My 2013 Wishlist: Happy New Years, Gamers of GIO! UPDATED!***

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    Well, it's that time of the year again. yet I'm still sitting waiting for this supposed "End of the World", yet after a sweet box of Chicken Wings and a Large Soda I haven't seen anything similar to that yet, besides the world in... More
  • By Its Cover: The Best Box Art Of 2012

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    Welcome back to the only annual box art round-up that attempts to explain why each image is successful from a design perspective. They say you shouldn’t judge a book (or movie, or videogame) by its cover, but that doesn’t keep us from doing... More
  • My Top 10 Gaming Experiences of 2012

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    It's always interesting to reflect on the past 12 months this time of year. What stood out for me in compiling my second annual list is how my experiences with the Game Informer online community and industry in general stood out in 2012. Indeed, I... More
  • Reflecting on Resolutions and Predictions for 2012…

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    Last year around this time I posted a blog about my predictions and resolutions for 2012 and here we are just a day or two away from the big grand finale, so I thought I would reflect back on that blog and see how well everything turned out, whether I... More