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  • 31/31 Day 1: Why I'm doing this

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    Welcome to the first entry in my 31/31. First thing you should know about me, I can think, but I suck at the part where I actually carry out that thought. I have a lot of plots in my head, but actually writing them is a challenge, I don't think I've... More
  • Video Game Franchises

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    My question is what video game franchise do you think has retained quality for most if not all of its lifespan. Mine are Halo, the Elder Scrolls, Forza, Uncharted, God of War, and the Arkham Games 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
  • Changing Genres

    My go to games were always shooters and real-time strategy classics. I grew up on Red Alert and Halo. I never touched a puzzle game until this past year when I bought Limbo in a Humble Bundle. I try to spend as little as I can on games, and purchasing... More
  • Are We Ready?

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    If a poll of gamers was taken, with the question of “What is the least desirable aspect of your hobby?”, I would venture to guess that many would respond with “My public perception.” Avid video game fans are often imagined, both... More
  • My Top 20 Favorite Anime. #16: Saiyuki

    Sometimes you watch something because it has a compelling story to tell, and sometimes you watch something because it's a lot of fun. That's how I feel about Saiyuki, while it's not entirely inconsequential, it's mainly just a good time... More
  • Days of My Gaming Life Part Two: Penny Arcade

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    When I was a kid in the late eighties and early nineties I grew up with a lot of gaming friends. I mean, alot. And one common place for me to be found was a penny arcade two blocks from my school in Colorado. The owner of this imporium was the late John... More
  • Steam Big Picture, First Impressions

    Today Valve released it's Big Picture open beta, to many's surprise. I updated Steam and tooled around in Big Picture for a couple hours playing games, talking to friends, browsing the web, and I must say I am glad Valve did it first. In it's... More
  • I'm unhappy

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    I'm just got my final G.I. and since I dont have 15 dollars I cant resubscribe to the magazine, I have'nt gamed in 12 months just check my gamer tag if you dont believe me, I will never have a 360, ps3,wii, ds, or psp of my own, I'm missing... More
  • What A Day..

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    Sunday, March 14. The day I look back as the day I changed. I remember as if it were March 14th... I awoke in anticipation of this event. 6:00. Crap was the only thing that came to mind. I got up out of my bed, tired and cold. My eyes only saw darkness... More
  • The Real Multiplayer Experience

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    It's become pretty obvious that multiplayer has become one of, if not the most emphasized aspects of the current gaming community. Single player hasn't died out, but given the fact that even games with an egregious predisposition to single-player... More
  • 31/31 Day 17: Top ten videogame characters that deserve their own game.

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    Ratchet. Shadow. Vincent Valentine. Wario. This is just a start of the long list of video game characters that have gotten their own spin-off titles. These games were far cries from the original franchise, and allowed the universe to expand. So next up... More