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  • Firmly Reestablished

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    For those of you who do not know me I am new to GIO; I am Uesugi-dono, formerly a prolific blogger at Gamespot. Once that site went forward with their disastrous (and some would say arrogant) redesign vast swaths of the community dispersed into the internet... More
  • Sunday Kickback: What Games Are You Currently Playing?

    Hopefully everyone had themselves an ideal Thanksgiving break, with no shortage of food to eat, family to enjoy, and video-games to play. Perhaps you even got a little of Christmas shopping shopping in on Friday, or caught some of the blu-ray sales at... More
  • 31/31: Day 14- Top 10 Villains in Zelda

    What need would there be for a hero without a villain to fight? Since game one, Link has been destined to fight evil in all of its forms, from his long-standing archenemy, Ganon, to upstarts like Agahnim and The Helmrock King. These are, in my opinion... More
  • "An Ode to Madden"

    (Found this courtesy of cerpintaxman) Hello everyone, and welcome to the fourth installment in my “Ode to…” series, in which I write short poems/raps about games and series that I enjoy. When I did the first one of these last year,... More
  • Just Cause 2 and Bioshock 2 to get DLC next thursday

    Avanlance and 2K games have both marked next Thursday, April 29, as the day to release additional game-content for their recently released titles, Just Cause 2, and Bioshock 2. Avalanche’s open-word shoot-em up explosion fest is getting the Black... More
  • The Sands of Time

    My second Poem. The Sands of Time. Please leave a comment and tell me what yo think. Alone I walk the infinite sands of time Across the endless golden seas I climb In this shining world of eternal splender Am I trapped forgotten and alone forever Loneliness... More
  • The Comics Group Says "You're Welcome"

    1 is a magical place. An interactive wonderland of gaming information it does not just keep us occupied, it keeps up informed. It’s dynamic news-feed which updates us with every tidbit of gaming news that is worth knowing, the staff... More
  • Half-Life: Decay (Chapter Eight)...

    I would've normally posted this yesterday but if you read yesterday's blog you know why I didn't. No worries though - there's always today. Last week was Chapter 7 which obviously means this week is Chapter 8. And since there are only... More
  • The quality of a game measured by trophies

    Ever since trophies/achievements made their way to the PS3 and Xbox 360, I've become the victim of trophy madness; a trophy whore, if you will. Every game I purchased from '09-2011, I've been constantly focusing on achieving these virtual... More
  • A Childhood of Games

    For some people, they have fond memories of rescuing princesses, defeating mad scientists, blue hedgehogs, and many others. Me? I killed aliens and demons from hell. With LucasArts closed and me finally getting the chance to play the full version of Hexen... More
  • Test Patterns Episode #19 - Oh Sit!, Darksiders II, The Darkness' Hot Cakes, Jessie Ware's Devotion

    Test Patterns is an entertainment podcast hosted by longtime friends Daniel Kielman and Kyle Lemmon. They discuss music, TV, video games, comic books, and anything else that is interesting in the world of pop culture. Listen to our old episodes over at... More
  • Risk: More Than Just a Board Game

    The other day i was in Gamestop and asked the guy at the counter for a game that was different. We talked back and forth and eventually he took me over to a rack and removed a game. Shadow of the Colossus. This game has actually been recommended to me... More