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  • A Look Back At My Time With Mass Effect

    In this vlog video, I reminisce about my time with the Mass Effect trilogy as well as the somewhat unusual circumstances that led me to become a fan of the series. More
  • 31/31 2 Day 8 and 9 Top 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2013 (25-20)

    Remember when I said that I would complete my entire backlog this year before buying other games? I have discovered that most of these games are in my backlog for a reason. I completed maybe five or six of the games already, but I found immediate problems... More
  • My Favorite Video Game Developers: Part 1

    Its an understatement to say there are many great games out there, but we know that all the games we know and love wouldn't exist or would suck if it weren't for the developers that put their blood, sweat, and tears into whatever game they are... More
  • A Quick Thank You!

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    With thanksgiving around the corner, I just wanted to give thanks to many of the people on this site. This place is undoubtedly the best place on the internet to talk about video games. Here we have an amazing staff that's in touch with what goes... More
  • 31/31 Day 25- Super Mario 3D Land

    Super Mario 3D Land was the first Mario game I beat. I got stuck in both of the Mario World games, never got through the basement in Mario 64, and have not played any other core Mario titles.. Still, it was awesome. When I first walked into this game... More
  • Making the Leap

    Just the other day I was at the house of a fellow gaming enthusiast and we were looking through his games to decide which one we were going to play. I was about to suggest playing Resistance 3 when out of the corner of my eye when I saw the word “assassin”... More
  • My Christmas that I Had Today...

    Today was of course, Christmas(hurr), and everyone knows you should get stuff on this day. Though, I really do feel Christmas is a huge corporate scheme now, and It's lost it's true meaning. But let's not talk about religion and politics.... More
  • 27/27: Part 1Ɛ: The Curse of wanting Moore

    While morbid, this is certainly a topic that we should all be aware of. Ever since the 1960’s humanity has been reaping the rewards of a system that seemed too good to be true. That system is Moore’s law, and it’s going to crumble, sooner... More
  • The Gruver Weekend Warrior: Gamescom Edition

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    Gamescom is well upon us, but where's the Weekend Warrior? In the absence of the GI staff's traditional weekly feature, GIO blogger Tim Gruver steps into assist.

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  • "I'll Take, 'Open Secret' For $100, Alex": The Terrible State of Modern Games Journalism

    With the seemingly innumerable choices gamers have to call home, where do you find yourself coming to again and again? Have you ever thought about why you return to a particular gaming community? If not, asking yourself why might reveal some key truths... More
  • 1UP Memories...

    This is my final blog from - I decided I wanted to share my thoughts on the closing of 1UP with the Game Informer community as well... Although I knew this day would come, it has been saddening nonetheless to see one of my favorite websites of... More
  • Where Credit is Due: Adventure Games

    Adventure games have always had a very special place in my heart. Adventure games have always been right next to me in the video game spectrum of my life. I think it's safe to say that adventure games were a huge milestone in the history of video... More