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  • Blame game designers, not gamers, for bad game design.

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    About an hour ago I earned my eightieth and final achievement in Borderlands. For the most part, it was worthwhile (Mad Moxxi? ehhhhhhh...). But when it got down to the last three, I began to question my resolve. Was it really worth it to earn another... More
  • Uncle STRAFE's Big, Huge Hawaiian Adventure! (Sorry, no Brandon story)

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    Hey everybody, I'm back from Hawaii! In case you didn't know, I went to a wedding in Hawaii for a week. I had fun, and you can, too! (But only if you can go to Hawaii) Last Thursday morning I had to wake up at *** 4 AM to get ready to go on the... More
  • Community Writing Challenge: When Classics Find Their Way

    Sometimes, for one reason or another, we are not able to play certain games when they are released. Sometimes, those games turn out to be great successes among the rest, and we can only wait for either money to let us buy them or time to let us play them... More
  • Sonic

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    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 A Sonic The Hedgehog Bio. The reason I am writing the blog is because Sonic was one of my childhood heroes, I remember some of the first games I played growing out were Halo 1, Kingdom Hearts and Sonic The Hedgehog... More
  • Ten Question, Plus an Additional Ten Questions

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    So I'm going mainstream with this blog, cause I feel like it and I have nothing else to do during my job. So I'm going to answer both the ten questions from the GI podcast (or wherever it came from) and Jolt's weekly question thing. I'll... More
  • 365/365 Day 280: Persona -trinity soul- Impressions

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    Earlier this year, when I fell in love with the Persona series, I started looking at all everything that had put out dealing with the series. One of the things I learned about was -trinity soul-, an anime that takes place ten years after the events of... More
  • The Essentials Challenge: Starter Pack - Portal 2

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    Here we go again, dear readers! Kicking off July, we have another Essential to cross off the list as Starter Pack wraps up the second game in one of the most innovative puzzle game series out there; Portal 2! So much of both Portal games has become internet... More
  • Game Ports: The Good and the Bad

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    I recently purchased Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for my PC during the Steam Summer Sale. It was one of dozens of games I purchased during the event, but it was one of the first I wanted to try out. I had heard so much about that game and its infamous... More
  • Monthly Gradebook: September 2016

    Greetings! Welcome to the eighth edition of the Monthly Gradebook. I’ll be giving my thoughts and grades on all the games I managed to play to competition this past month. I decided to do this as a way to share my thoughts on the games that I’m... More
  • Sony's Used Game Blocking Patent, and the Future of Used Sales

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    Sony has--apparently--filed a patent that creates a simple way for a game console to block used games from being played. Check out the article over here at IGN . Go ahead and cry foul. "Boo!" Go ahead, get it out of your system. "Screw... More
  • Embrace the Past or Shut Up

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    I recently got into a heated argument with a friend over the relevancy of backwards compatibility in today’s world. I was a little pissed after Don Mattrick’s comment about the players who like backwards compatibility being “backwards”... More
  • The Top Five Most American Video Games, As Told By Pat Riot

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    Video games often take the player to far away worlds or alternate universes. But how do video games approach portraying the United States? As video games are part of a global culture they can provide perspective on the United States from people and game... More