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  • A Man Named Coulton

    Back in 2007 when the original Portal came out on the Orange Box I was blown away by the innovative gameplay, unique story and characters, and mind-bending puzzles. I was also extremely impressed with the catchy ending theme song "Still Alive"... More
  • The Journey Man Reviews Ep. 2 Of XX: Jak 2

    (Since the spam blogs blocked out this post before it's time was up, I'm re posting it right after the spam ended so it will get it's full lifespan) welcome to (Uhh...seriously i need a name for it) review episode two! (You may begin your... More
  • What?

    What? I have a blog. Cool! Except I don't have anything to blog about. Never mind. More
  • Range: S2 Part 5

    Before we start, a couple notes. First, Drym commented on the last post asking for longer parts, so I wnt back to my reserve parts and revised and combined some. Ultimately, what was going to be 4 parts is now 3, and I'll try to maintain that length... More
  • Storytelling in video games - why it may never reach the level of books/movies

    Whenever the topic of "video games as art" comes up (and don't worry, I'm not really going there, as I hate that discussion), one of the aspects used to prove how games have become art is the expanded storytelling that many modern games... More
  • User Reviews make me laugh/cry

    I love GIO. I enjoy contributing to the site, interacting with the community, and helping members who have questions. However, there are two things that I really dislike about GIO. That being the User Review and Guide Sections. This blog is just going... More
  • In the Crosshairs: Surviving True Horror

    In this second installment of my series challenging video game convention, I planned to look at the survival horror genre and the extent to which a real world scenario can play a role. Then I heard about Japan … This is my fifth attempt at this... More
  • *UPDATE* Casting the Games: An Interview with Chris Puckett

    This is the third article in the Casting the Games series and it will spotlight none other than Chris Puckett (seen left casting at the recent MLG Dallas 2011 Pro Circuit event). If you are unversed in the world of competitive gaming, also known as e... More
  • Casting Call, Singular characters edition

    Casting Call, Singular Character Edition Does anyone remember GIO's old casting call series? Where they attempted to find the best actors to represent a series' characters? I for one found it enjoyable, but I also came to notice that that system... More
  • Assassins Creed: Brotherhood - More of the same, with some great additions as well

    A good assassin's job never ends, does it? That's what poor old Ezio Auditore, hero of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 2 , must be thinking as the latest game in the franchise begins. Dubbed Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood , the game continues... More
  • The Problem with Hype

    There have been games that take years to come out, in the case of Duke Nukem 14 years. Sometimes a new game is preceded by a recent game in the franchise, where hype has been built to the point of an absolute explosion of sales. Other times hype is built... More
  • News Flash! Playstation Network is having a outage. A grouchy old dude news report.

    Hello to ladies and gentlemen and all the ships at sea. According to Play Station U.S. Blog and here is their statement. April 20, 2011. Update on PSN Service Outages + Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media... More