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  • Game Archeology: Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

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    For me, this was a great find in a forgotten corner of the NES library. Discovering hidden nuggets like this in the massive libraries of retro games is what makes excavating gaming's past so enjoyable. A few weeks ago I came across an interesting... More
  • Are These Video Games Really Educational ?

    Okay, now we seem to head into the realm of science fiction. People who play video games and find the awesome godlike powers they are allowed in virtual space quite addicting, have always walked about away from their a games kind of feeling like those... More
  • The Tardy Gamer vs. The Early Bird

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    As some of you know, last week I became a late adopter to this generation of consoles. While it's easy to say it's about time, I've noticed a rather not so great symptom of late adoption. Which games should I get and whether some games that... More
  • Art of the Kill: The Rise of the Trick Shot…

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    I wrote a blog a while ago (ah, if only I had a nickel every time I said that) discussing this nonsense about quick scopes, no scopes, hard scopes and all that noise. I guess I'm an old school gamer who's used to worrying about kills...not how... More
  • Epic WoW Haiku Contest Winner

    Mray901is the winner for this contest. Even though I did not have that much participants I chose one that was short,sweet, and simple. Oh, World of Warcraft Your popular nature shows Especially here ________________________________ (Here being GIO) The... More
  • What games should you buy with all that Sweet Sweet Holiday Cash?

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    After the holiday break many people find themselves with some extra cash, and a yearning to get a new game. The question however is of course, what game is worth your cash, and I'll give you some suggestions, as well as one or two titles that should... More
  • Are Adventure Games Dead?

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    I have a confession to make. I love adventure games. I love the way they challenge you to think in creative ways to advance in the game. I love their emphasis on story, character, and setting and how the best ones blend all three together in unique and... More
  • Confessions of A Cheap Gamer Part 1: The Walkthrough

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    Unrelated note: the title of this blog is stupid... you don't need to tell me, :)) Two forces are pulling on me these days when I get stuck on something in a game. One of them is the famous last words for people like Tiger Woods: Go ahead and cheat... More
  • Lesser Known Boss Fights

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    Everybody knows about Bowser, Dr. Robotnik, and Golbez and all of those video game bosses. So here are some bosses in games that I’ve played that are just as good and memorable, but a lot of people don’t know about them. S hadow of the Colossus... More
  • Cluemaster

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    Arthur Brown was the host of a popular game show, whose career came to an end when his show was cancelled. Seething with resentment, Brown embarked upon a new career as a criminal. Calling himself the Cluemaster, he took a leaf out of the Riddler's... More
  • New Year Resolutions (Every Gamer has Some)

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    Well we probably all have new year resolutions, something we need to stop or start. For me I rarely ever think about new year resolutions at the start of a new number. Instead, I just move on like it is a normal day with just a new number. That is really... More
  • The Top 3 Underrated Games of 2010

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    Happy (late) New Year, GIO! I hope you all have been enjoying your holiday breaks. I myself have been pretty distracted with the games I got for Christmas (Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition = EPIC!), but I decided to give gaming a rest and write a... More