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  • Exclusive Reboxing Photos!!!

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    My last box-related blog post was a certified hit, with 387 views at last count. I managed to pull a few strings and scored this EXCLUSIVE look at a long-awaited reboxing for Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues. Let's get this thing started! More

    My last box-related blog post was a certified hit, with 387 views at last count. I managed to pull a few strings and scored this EXCLUSIVE look at a long-awaited reboxing for Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues . Let's get this thing started... More
  • My Pile of Shame

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    One of the constants in my gaming life is something that’s probably familiar to most of us: the pile of games that I haven’t gotten around to finishing (or worse, starting). My collection is the only thing in the house that I keep organized, so it’s more of a neat shelf than a pile, but it’s essentially the same thing. When I grab a game to play, I look over at those games and instantly feel terrible. It’s a nice kind of terrible—oh, boo hoo, I have too many games—but it’s still terrible. More

    One of the constants in my gaming life is something that’s probably familiar to most of us: the pile of games that I haven’t gotten around to finishing (or worse, starting). My collection is the only thing in the house that I keep organized... More
  • Games That Should Have Been On That List… Maybe

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    One thing’s for sure: When you decide to make a list that ranks just about anything, people are going to have issues with it. Even something as innocuous as a top 10 list of carpet types is bound to upset someone. (Either berber is up too high or not high enough. Typical.) Our top 200 list is certainly no exception. Even though it was a collaborative effort, it doesn’t mean that we all joined hands and came to a complete agreement about every entry. Each one of us can point to games that we think are ranked too high or too low. Every editor can name at least a couple of titles that are conspicuously missing or perhaps shouldn’t have even made the list at all. More

    One thing’s for sure: When you decide to make a list that ranks just about anything, people are going to have issues with it. Even something as innocuous as a top 10 list of carpet types is bound to upset someone. (Either berber is up too high or... More
  • Too Soon To Be Forgotten: The Misfits Of Late 2009

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    In a season filled with behemoths like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed 2 and Left 4 Dead 2, a lot of smaller releases get completely lost. Games that don't have a big marketing push or name recognition are typical casualties, though the periodic success of titles such as Demon's Souls is encouraging. For most of these smaller titles, however, it's a quick trip from behind a glass case to the bargain bin. Here are three recent releases that are likely to be marginalized in the holiday rush. More importantly, here are three recent releases that I think deserve better. More

    In a season filled with behemoths like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Assassin's Creed 2 and Left 4 Dead 2, a lot of smaller releases get completely lost. Games that don't have a big marketing push or name recognition are typical casualties,... More
  • Exclusive Unboxing Photos!

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    If there is one thing I like to see, it's videos and blog posts about opening things that come in boxes. Those are actually two things. Great. I barely started this post and it's already ruined. Anyway, here's Lego Rock Band. Let's see... More
  • This Is Not A Review: Way Of The Samurai 3

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    One of the great parts about this job is that I often get to play and write about games that I'm interested in anyway. That doesn't necessarily make those games any better, but it's nice to be able to satisfy my own personal curiousity while getting paid. A lot of times (well, most of the time) I'll play games in my free time without any kind of work assignments attached to those games. And because I am a sucker, sometimes I want to write about these games. This blog gives me a forum to do just that. When I play something that hasn't already been covered to death, I'm going to try to write up my thoughts and share them here. For my first such writeup, I'm going to talk about Way of the Samurai 3. More

    One of the great parts about this job is that I often get to play and write about games that I'm interested in anyway. That doesn't necessarily make those games any better , but it's nice to be able to satisfy my own personal curiousity while... More
  • Incredible Artist Offers Free Game-Design Advice

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    After playing some Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 the other day, I noticed that a fair amount of what I was doing wasn't very fun. The fighting parts weren't the problem, though I have an admitted soft spot for mindless crowd combat. I didn't have any real issues with the story, either, because I was able (and willing) to skip cutscenes. No, the problem was the stupid "puzzle" bits that kept popping up. Here's what I'm talking about. More

    After playing some Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 the other day, I noticed that a fair amount of what I was doing wasn't very fun. The fighting parts weren't the problem, though I have an admitted soft spot for mindless crowd combat. I didn't... More
  • Burgers.

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    This is one of my favorite pictures, despite a couple of us looking like we fell asleep in tanning booths. If only the burgers were as tasty as they were large. Those mugs were filled with...cider. More

    This is one of my favorite pictures, despite a couple of us looking like we fell asleep in tanning booths. If only the burgers were as tasty as they were large. Those mugs were filled with...cider. More
  • Amazing Photographer Loads Up On Saturn Crap

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    Japan and video games? What will they think of next?!

    While we were overseas for Tokyo Game Show last week, I had a little time to do some shopping. If you're a big nerd, that means one of a few things More

    Japan and video games? What will they think of next?! While we were overseas for Tokyo Game Show last week, I had a little time to do some shopping. If you're a big nerd, that means one of a few things: manga, anime or video games. Since manga and... More