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  • Oh Na: An Opinion of OUYA

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    OUYA: Here's a device that provides all the things you already have on almost any other phone, tablet, console, TV, computer, or any combination of the aforementioned - and makes an evolving test-bed of it. Well, except the biggest difference is that despite running Android, it follows the footsteps of it’s biggest competitor – Apple. With a game controller and lack of substance that appeals to anyone outside the potential for upward mobility, us lazy folk can now sit on a couch and play 10 to 12 feet away, what we already do on something 10 to 12 inches away. Clearly this is 10 to 12 times 'better' (literally)... or is it? More

    OUYA: Here's a device that provides all the things you already have on almost any other phone, tablet, console, TV, computer, or any combination of the aforementioned - and makes an evolving test-bed of it. Well, except the biggest difference is that... More
  • Second Hand Citizens [UPDATED]

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    Being a second hand purchaser leaves us as second class citizens in the nation of gaming. We're looked at as "double-dippers;" attending the gaming party with games in hand, reaching for the content salsa twice. The industry hates us and... More
  • Off Topic: I Wonder...

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    Breaking from the traditional intellectualism (or alleged intellectualism) of my normal posts, I was compelled to share a list of things that keep me up at night. I wonder why : "Where's Waldo?" caught on. Don't we generally look for... More
  • Battlefield: Modern Ware-Fare and the Required Elitism within Industry vs. Culture

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    Elitism has become generalized over time, much like "gamer" or "hardcore," because they're self-applied. A lack of accepted standard definition had lead the gaming culture down this road and although it's really depressing that despite the overall unity as a culture we claim to want, our labeling of one another speaks volumes to the contrary. When I talk to Modern Warfare fans, they tell me that they're "so hardcore, they bought the Elite edition of the games on both systems." Well, by that logic I must be a hardcore "dresser". I have suits that cost more than the down payment on a brand new Mercedes.... More
  • Website Community Achievements and Trophies? No, Thanks. [A meta-blog]

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    Spurred by Saint’s blog about incorporating achievements into the GIO website, I felt the need to create a separate meta-blog on the same topic. I don’t want badges. I think in the end, it is a very bad idea. I don’t say this to devalue... More
  • Jensen to Public: "I didn't ask for this [accusation of racism]"

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    Hello fellow humans and transhumans. You may recognize me from the critically acclaimed video-game, Deux Ex: Human Revolution. My name is Adam Jensen. Recently there's been a complaint that I'm a racist or have in some way engaged in behaviors... More
  • L.A. Noire: Good, Not Epic

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    Set in Los Angeles, California during the late 1940′s, L.A. Noire is an open world sleuthing action adventure game that follows the police career of former U.S. Marine, Cole Phelps as he solves a series of seemingly unrelated murders. As the game... More
  • PHOTOS: GT5 Collection

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    While in my travels to one of the other sites I frequent (albeit specifically for a single game) earlier today, I realized that I have not shared the potential of the Gran Turismo 5 photo function as I've discovered it. I understand that Gran Turismo... More
  • Jaded Gamer Rant: Licensed or Non-Licensed, it’s not really a question.

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    Few things in gaming culture make me want to burp a baby using the claw end of a hammer than when I see generally decent publishers and developers make a game licensed from a television show, movie, or comic book. Although not all licensed games hurl... More
  • Opinion: Users May Account for 50% of the PSN Problem [UPDATED]

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    Yes. You, the user. I assert that you are a major contributing factor to the problem at hand. I'm fair though and claim some of that responsibility, or I would if I had my personal info on PlayStation Network (PSN) but I don't. The recent Sony... More
  • An Open Letter to the Game Informer Staff and Editors.

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    Dear Game Informer Editors, I can live with some of the flaws within Game Informer the website and the magazine. However, the one thing I cannot live with is the poor quality of information and slow abandonment of integrity noticed within the written... More
  • OPINION: And Justice For Whom?

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    Enemy of the State by Game Informer Associate Editor, Matt Miller, was a piece of great interest to me. Legal issues in the gaming sub-culture are important and opportunity to honestly discuss how or why these laws will affect jobs, hobbies, or passion... More
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