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  • A Gaming Life: Pt. 2 - Ten Games That Changed Me Forever

    Some games change us. They help inform what we like and dislike. They help us understand ourselves. More broadly, some games can inspire us. In some instances, they can even change our lives. Many people, if they looked back on the games that affected... More
  • It’s Not You, it’s Me: A tale of My Adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Going into this game I wanted to love it as much as all the endless praise by both critics and fans. Despite being twenty six I’ve never played a Zelda game before. I wanted to fall in love with the game like nearly everyone else did. I’ve... More
  • The 50 Best Games: 47 - Grand Theft Auto IV

    When Grand Theft Auto III first hit, it changed the way we expected to interact with a large connected world. There were scores of NPCs roaming around and it provided the freedom of the best fantasy RPGs, but put it in a violent, modern-day New York facsimile... More
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery — My Thoughts

    I haven’t used this thing in a while! Anyway... ———————————————— Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a disappointment. I was all about it when I started... More
  • Going for Broke

    "Searching for a younger audience, casinos embrace skill-based gaming." That is the introductory sentence for Matt Bertz's article in this month's Game Informer. Though gambling in games has been a relevant topic this year, Bertz's... More
  • Game Collecting: A Reality

    Game Collecting: A Reality I have two hobbies of collecting things. One of them is video games. The other one is none of your damn non-transforming business. But today, I want to offer up some rational concerns about game collecting that many people are... More
  • Far Cry 5 is a Cacophony of Cliches

    (Originally published April 18, 2018 on Derin Loe Gaming ) Ever since Far Cry 3 sort of pushed the Far Cry series to new popularity, I've been a pretty big fan of the series since that point. It isn't in the top echelon of my favorite gaming series... More
  • Make GIO Great!

    The title isn't supposed to be a stupid opinionated thought about the community or anything, just some things I want to point out about the site technical standards and how user-friendly it is and what’s wrong with them. I’m not going... More
  • Community Test Chamber Ep. 1: Into The Breach

    Join me as I embark on short video tour showing off a few opening missions of Into the Breach! From the creators of FTL comes a new addiction akin to pixelated crack cocaine! watch?v=HHsTWK2uJEU More
  • Looking Forward: May 25th

    Block off your schedule now, because this date next month will see the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Detroit: Become Human, and Dark Souls: Remastered. Apparently, you have to include a colon in the title if you release something on May 25 th .... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 95 - Super Mario 64

    Growing out of a prototype conceived for the Super Nintendo, Super Mario 64 hit the gaming landscape like a thunderbolt of Italian stereotypes in 1996. Shigeru Miyamoto had managed to push back the launch of the Nintendo 64 from its prime holiday release... More
  • Brave New World: Exploring the Veithurgard Region in God of War

    God of War's new world is proving to be every bit as exciting to explore as I had hoped. The care, thought, and passion put into crafting an amazing player experience is reflected in my voyage to Veithurgard, a r elatively small area that can be reached... More