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  • FF7 Update #05

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    Finally finished grinding in Junon. It was well worth it because of the materia I was able to master as well the levels I was able to get. I am sitting in the Gold Saucer right now about to take on the Battle Square to obtain the last two Champion Belts... More
  • Game Development: By Popular Demand

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    After many requests to return to the topic of indie (and sometimes regular) game development, I am going to make Game Dev' another post type. In each post, I'll be talking about development in general or my own personal experiences. I'm not... More
  • Crysis 3 Sharp Dressed Man trailer

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    Not too long ago there was a post about the Dead Space 3 trailer featuring Phil Collins song In the Air Tonight. However tonight during The Walking Dead a trailer for Crysis 3 aired featuring ZZ Top's classic Sharp Dressed Man, prefect trailer. Didn't... More
  • There is a Sidequest in Final Fantasy IX That You Probably Don't Know About

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    I am a massive fan of Final Fantasy IX and my jaw dropped to the floor today while I was routinely checking Twitter. It turns out that a specific sidequest in Final Fantasy IX was only recently discovered by a Game FAQs forum user by the name of The_Kusabi... More
  • Final Thoughts 11: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    Final Thoughts 11 Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Note: This is not a review, but merely my musings after having recently completed a game as part of my Rogue's Adventures playthrough of my backlog. Follow @RoguesAdventure to keep up with my playthroughs... More
  • (31/31: Day 31!!!!) In Response to Some of the 20 Question Suggestions...

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    It's been a crazy road getting here, but we've reached the finale. Today, I respond to the most prevalent suggestion amongst comments replying to my twenty-question blog post a few days back. This is going to be interesting, to say the least.... More
  • Hipster Tuesday: User Interview with CPU

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    Today, Hipster Tuesday is pleased to present an interview with the ever-present, ever-insane CPU. As a prominent member of GIO's community, many of you already know everything about CPU... OR DO YOU?!?! CPU Welcome to Hipster Tuesday, CPU. Thanks... More
  • 365/365 Day 235: Catherine Impressions

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    Every once in awhile you find a developer that you can't go wrong with. They almost always put out high quality titles that fit into a similar model, and you love them for that. One such developer I've come to feel that way about is P-Studio,... More
  • Mario Kart 8: Same Game, New Feel

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    Introduction: My first Mario Kart was Mario Kart 64. I played it while being babsat by a friend of my father. I was around eight or nine years old at the time. Since then, I've played every Mario Kart game and only two have felt different from the... More
  • 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
  • The Digital Evolution of Women (Part 1 of 2)

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    Within the past month, there were two stories that caught my eye and challenged my thinking. One was the extremely positive reception enjoyed by the new Tomb Raider with it's more griity look and gameplay. The second was of former Game Informer Writer... More
  • Cold blows the wind (section 2)

    Cold blows the wind (Part 2) By J.K.Ramswick Christine walks over to her bed, sits down and turns the book to page 387. She lets out a soft gasp of air when she sees the heading of the page. “The resurrection spell.” She says to herself in... More