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  • A New Opportunity Beckons

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    Greetings everyone. I know it's been a while since I wrote anything of substance on the site, so there are likely many of you that don't know or remember me. I used to write on here quite a bit and am even part of the 31/31 club on the site. Sadly... More
  • GIO Fantasy Football 2014 Update: Second League is Officially Filled

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    Final Update: Alright, the second league is o

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    Final Update: Alright, the second league is officially filled, and I need to know when would be the best time for us to conduct the draft. A few members have expressed that next weekend would be an issue due to other leagues that they are drafting in... More
  • Will the Xbox One and Playstation 4 be launching on the 12th of November?

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    Interestingly enough, the last game from that list to release will be Call of Duty: Ghosts, on November 5th. Also interesting is the absence of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, which is being heavily advertised as a cross-generational game, and is scheduled to release on November 19th. Given Call of Duty's involvement in this deal, it is safe to bet that the consoles will not release on or before the 5th, and Watch Dogs' absence means that the consoles will launch on or before the 19th.

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    Since the announcement of the next generation consoles for Microsoft and Sony, people have been asking when they can expect to get their hands on them. As of yet, no confirmed date has been given, but a recent deal announced by Gamestop may help to pinpoint... More
  • Why The Delay Of Rayman Legends Is A Good Thing

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    In the last 2 weeks Ubisoft announced that Rayman Legends would no longer be has brought on a surprisingly intense conversation about Ubisoft's handling of the title. Many were upset that the game, which for all intents and purposes is currently completed, will not r

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    In the last 2 weeks Ubisoft announced that Rayman Legends would no longer be has brought on a surprisingly intense conversation about Ubisoft's handling of the title. Many were upset that the game, which for all intents and purposes is currently completed... More
  • Today Starts A New Adventure

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    For quite some time now, I've been blogging on this site, and occasionally have posted some Vlogs, where I discuss different issues facing the industry, and voice my opinion about them. Yet there has always been always been something in the process that I've wanted to do, and that is to make my own gaming videos and share them. Well, as of yesterday, I finally am able to do that.

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    For quite some time now, I've been blogging on this site, and occasionally have posted some Vlogs, where I discuss different issues facing the industry, and voice my opinion about them. Yet there has always been always been something in the process... More
  • Greetings From Pandora

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    You all may have noticed, but I have been absent from the site for a while. While I'd like to blame it all upon my hectic work schedule which has seen me cover several shifts, as we had a massive turnover in personnel, it simply wouldn't be true. I'd also like to say I developed a thriving social life that keeps me busy constantly, but again, that simply wouldn't be true (I'm not anti-social, I'm just picky about my interactions with others). The simple truth is, I've been spending far too much time gaming and just haven't had the spark to write.

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    You all may have noticed, but I have been absent from the site for a while. While I'd like to blame it all upon my hectic work schedule which has seen me cover several shifts, as we had a massive turnover in personnel, it simply wouldn't be true... More
  • 31/31 Day 31: When All Is Said And Done

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    So, here we are. Day 31 of my 31/31 challenge. The last entry in what has been a fun and challenging experience. With this blog, I've made a decision. I will be leaving Game Informer to concentrate on writing for a new website that is starting up. I enjoy the friendships that I have made over these last five years, but it is time for me to try something new.

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    So, here we are. Day 31 of my 31/31 challenge. The last entry in what has been a fun and challenging experience. With this blog, I've made a decision. I will be leaving Game Informer to concentrate on writing for a new website that is starting up... More
  • 31/31 Day 30: The Top Ten Games I Am Looking Forward To 2012

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    Last year, I did a top ten blog of my most anticipated games. Now it's around the same time of year, and the release schedule for the rest of this year and early part of 2013 is pretty well set in place, so I figure I might as well give a new top ten to reflect. So here are my top ten most anticipated games.

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    Last year, I did a top ten blog of my most anticipated games. Now it's around the same time of year, and the release schedule for the rest of this year and early part of 2013 is pretty well set in place, so I figure I might as well give a new top... More
  • 31/31 Day 29: Can We Stop With Pointless Collect-a-thons?

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    This past week, I've been coming to the end of Assassin's Creed 2. I've completed every assassination contract, completed every race, climbed to the top of every lookout point, found every glyph, and decoded and placed every codex page. There really isn't much left for me to do. However, I still have some achievement hunting tendencies (I'd use another word that starts with w and rhymes with door, but it is blocked by the swear filter). So, I started to look through all of the achievements for Assassin's Creed to determine if I thought I could grand the game. All of them seem fairly simple to do except for one, "In Memory of Petruccio."

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    This past week, I've been coming to the end of Assassin's Creed 2. I've completed every assassination contract, completed every race, climbed to the top of every lookout point, found every glyph, and decoded and placed every codex page. There... More
  • 31/31 Day 28: Forget Anonymity With Online Play And Give Me Friends

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    Short blog tonight as I had a busy day today, filled with 9 hours of work, 3 hours of Fragfest, 3 hours of Batman: Dark Knight Rises, and of course, the puppy has demands of me.

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    Short blog tonight as I had a busy day today, filled with 9 hours of work, 3 hours of Fragfest, 3 hours of Batman: Dark Knight Rises, and of course, the puppy has demands of me. When I first got Xbox Live in the the spring of 2008, I didn't have any... More
  • 31/31 Day 27: Be Careful What You Wish For

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    I am seeing a recurring trend. More and more on internet forums, I am seeing users wishing for the downfall of one company or another because of their disapproval of a business practice by that company. On more than one occasion I've even seen people wish for another industry crash, because people think that it will somehow set everything back to how they believe it should be. I sometimes have to wonder if people realize just how moronic they sound when saying these things.

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    I am seeing a recurring trend. More and more on internet forums, I am seeing users wishing for the downfall of one company or another because of their disapproval of a business practice by that company. On more than one occasion I've even seen people... More
  • 31/31 Day 26: My Experience With Table Top Gaming

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    Growing up, my brother and I always played a lot of video games that dealt with fantasy/adventure. But the experience that stuck with me more than anything was a board game that he had called Hero Quest. The game was set up to where the players each picked one of four characters (Barbarian, Elf, Dwarf, and Wizard) and had to maneuver around the board with a predetermined set up to complete quests given out of the quest book. It was very basic, but it was a ton of fun for us back in the day, and we picked up the two expansions as well.

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    Growing up, my brother and I always played a lot of video games that dealt with fantasy/adventure. But the experience that stuck with me more than anything was a board game that he had called Hero Quest. The game was set up to where the players each picked... More
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