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  • State of the Genre: Role Playing Games

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    R PGs are one of the longest running and most popular genres in all of gaming. Originally based off of tabletop classics, they have since evolved into critically acclaimed games spanning every console and generation. I figured that there couldn't... More
  • Final Fantasy XIII: The Review Conundrum

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    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (referred from here on out as XIII-3) released in North America today to mediocre reviews. Most publications have been giving it scores from 5 to 7, though others have been both more critical or generous. Although... More
  • Community Writing Challenge: What I Do and Don’t Like About Lost Dimension

    I’m currently on my New Game+ playthrough of Lost Dimension, a relatively unknown tactical role-playing video game from Atlus, which released in North America earlier this year on Vita. What got me first interested in Lost Dimension was its intriguing... More
  • Rant Session: Micro-transactions

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    Today, we talk about the evil in gaming that is getting more and more popular...

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  • Mass Effect 3: 1 minute in and I already failed.

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    The last installment in Bioware's epic sci-fi trilogy has been making a lot of hubub since its release Tuesday, but after many gamers giddily put their game discs into their consoles of choice they found a problem with uploading their Shepard's... More
  • The Great Movies: The 9.0s

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    This is the first of a three-part series of posts that I am calling The Great Movies . These lists are those films that I believe represent the best the medium has to offer. If a movie that you feel should be included is not, there are four possible reasons... More
  • Assassin's Feed: Episode 34; Assassin's Creed Remastered

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    What is up everybody, I have some major news concerning the future of Assassin's Creed. On December 23, 2014, A petition was started to send a letter to Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat and Ubisoft Entertainment CEO Yves Guillemot to request the... More
  • I Watch Things Too #2: The Return

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    Iron Man 2- I’m going to be honest. Unlike many of you out there, I have trouble enjoying the superhero genre. So many of them fail to truly stand out as anything other than dumb action. Really dumb action. And this is coming from some who spent... More
  • Halo 2: A Look Back

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    When I was in high school some of my fondest memories came from Halo parties with my friends. I had played games via LAN before but only with two PC's. Setting up four Xbox's and TV's, buying cases of Mt. Dew, and ordering pizza was a whole... More
  • Tragedy to Triumph (my assassin story)

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    This is a fictional story that I created for my profile in the assassin's creed group. Comments and critiques are appreciated. My story like many of those who have come before me, is one that starts in tragedy. Now where it will end, I do not know... More
  • My Gaming Roots

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    First off, a disclaimer. I am not going to sit down and tell you "my first experience with a video game was..." I'm not one of those people with such uncanny powers of recollection. Honestly, I don't remember what my first game was.... More
  • Trying to become a better blogger...

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    During my first few months on GIO, I've been trying to use the blog function on the site as an effective tool ,and I'm starting to understand it a bit more. An example of that is I'm starting to use the advance editor to write my blogs. It's... More