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  • Games I dare to call Art, Volume One

    After reading a rather thought-provoking blog from fellow GIO blogger Hist, I felt motivated to blog about games that could be considered “art”. Since the clandestine title is often elusive and can encompass anything from the most sublime... More
  • The 4th Floor Episode 23: Spontaneous Combustion Woe is Me

    Hello GIO, It's me, TOGNick, and I'm bringing you another rambunctious episode of The 4th Floor. Which you can find links to all manners to listen here. You guys want to know a secret. I beat Uncharted this week, and I provide a review. If you've... More
  • Team Fortress 2, A Late To The Party Review

    I will be starting a new review series, called Late to the Party (Or simply LTTP). I would really enjoy it if you post some comments, and suggest other games for me to review. First review is Team Fortress 2 . It was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox... More
  • GI BroTrip 2011: Streaming Tonight... A Horror Game Doubleheader

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    **UPDATE 5** How's everyone doing? Well we got another big night planned for the BroTrip. I hope everyone enjoyed last nights Dark Souls stream. We thought it went really well. First there is one big change to tonights stream. We've decided to... More
  • Visuals: A big part of gameplay


    Here is my short blog post on how visuals are part and parcel of gameplay.

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  • Grey: Chapter 4

    Draco and Angelina continued their walk, following the instructions that had been given to Draco. They arrived at a large, stadium-like building. There was no one at the entrance so they had no problem getting in. Then is was just a walk through a short... More
  • The Journey Man Reviews: Crysis (PC)

    (Note: This is a review of the PC version of Crysis, not the XBLA/PSN versions.) Game: Crysis Released: 2007 Platform played on: PC Genre: Semi-Openworld First-person shooter Rated: M The most likely main thing you would heard about Crysis was that it... More
  • 31/31 Day 9: Soul Calibur IV

    Well not much to say as far as house keeping goes, and I'm starting this at 12:00 AM anyway, so really not in the mood to do a lot of house keeping. Visit Hub Blog, check out all the other post, etc. etc. I've never really been that into fighting... More
  • I'm back on PSN! - The sad legacy of a broken console

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    One of the most common complaints I've heard about the PS3 is the seemingly constant need for system updates These updates are big and can sometimes take a bit of time to download and install. Generally, though, the process of updating doesn't... More
  • Just a reminder - 2 weeks left of some of this. New games!

    Some of you already got out of the drought, with Gears of War 3, Shadow of the Colossus/ICO HD Collection, or maybe an older game. Other people, are still waiting for the major releases. Some of us wait longer than others. Lucky for me, I pre-orderd BF3... More
  • Media That I Want To See Gamified

    So often, licensed games get the harsh end of the stick from experienced gamers. Partly, this is because, with the exceptions of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, developers just try to capitalize on the name recognition such properties bring with them... More
  • Weak And Flawed: The Humbled Heroes Of Video Games

    If you take a look at the gaming landscape, you might think gamers have a God complex; we're always playing as characters that are powerful, nearly unstoppable beings. Whether we're shooting electricity out of our hands while we grind power lines... More