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  • I Skipped Every Single Cut Scene In Prototype 2

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    I have played hundreds, possibly thousands, of video games throughout my life, but Prototype 2 was the first time I have ever skipped every cut scene in a game. Even the worst video game stories have demanded my attention, but with Prototype 2, it just seemed like the right time to completely ignore the story. More

    Even the worst video game stories have demanded my attention, but with Prototype 2, it just seemed like the right time to completely ignore the story.

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  • This Is How I Remember Chrono Trigger

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    I have had an on and off relationship with Chrono Trigger for years. The game received all kinds of accolades when it released in 1995, but I didn’t play it until about four years later.

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  • How Journey Restored My Faith In Gamers

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    Over the last few weeks I have found myself slightly embarrassed to be a video game fan, due more or less entirely to the controversy surrounding Mass Effect 3. More

    Over the last few weeks I have found myself slightly embarrassed to be a video game fan, due more or less entirely to the controversy surrounding Mass Effect 3.

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  • Random Albums That Remind Me Of Random Games

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    It's rare that I do it these days, but there have been a few specific occasions where I completely ignored a game's soundtrack in favor of a single album. More

    It's rare that I do it these days, but there have been a few specific occasions where I completely ignored a game's soundtrack in favor of a single album.

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  • There Is A Mega Man X Ringtone On Your iPhone

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    I have been waking up to the xylophone alarm sound on my iPhone for years, and I always knew there was something familiar about it. It took a little research but I finally figured it out. It wasn't so much research as it was Chill Penguin's theme coming up on shuffle while listening to my iPod, but isn't that how most scientific discoveries are made? More

    I have been waking up to the xylophone alarm sound on my iPhone for years, and I always knew there was something familiar about it. It took a little research but I finally figured it out. It wasn't so much research as it was Chill Penguin's theme coming up on shuffle while listening to my iPod, but isn't that how most scientific discoveries are made?

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  • The Best Podcasts According To My Brain

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    Before coming to Game Informer, I was a content manager for the websites of five different local newspaper in South Carolina. My job was to take online content, and manage it. It was a lot of copy/pasting without a whole lot of thought. One thing it did allow me to do though, was listen to lots and lots of podcasts. I became a connoisseur of the medium. More

    Before coming to Game Informer, I was a content manager for five different local newspaper websites in South Carolina. My job was to take online content, and manage it. It was a lot of copy/pasting without a whole lot of thought. One thing it did allow me to do though, was listen to lots and lots of podcasts. I became a connoisseur of the medium.

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  • The Adam Biessener VVVVVV Profanity Tracker

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    In the layout of desks here at Game Informer, I am about one underhand softball toss by a small child's distance from Adam's desk. He likes to shout when he plays games much to my entertainment, and today he is reviewing VVVVVVVV for the Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Game Informer Offices: The Family Tour

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    My family came to visit the new baby (and my wife and I) during the Thanksgiving holiday, but only under the condition that I show them where I work. So, late Friday night, while everyone was else was enjoying time off from the office, I snuck my whole family in to take a look. My brother, freelance photographer extraordinaire, takes pictures of everything everywhere he goes, and the Game Informer offices were no exception. More

    My family came to visit the new baby (and my wife and I) during the Thanksgiving holiday, but only under the condition that I show them where I work. So, late Friday night, while everyone was else was enjoying time off from the office, I snuck my whole family in to take a look. My brother, freelance photographer extraordinaire, takes pictures of everything everywhere he goes, and the Game Informer offices were no exception.

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  • Nathan Drake: A Leader In Women's Fashion

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    Apparently, Nathan Drake is providing inspiration for the latest trends in women's fashion. These are the sort of things you learn when your normal TV watching hours suddenly occur much earlier in the day.

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  • Who Am I? How Did I Get Here? Part Two

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    This blog has nothing to do with video games, and it might be clear as to why after reading it. Aside from the few games I have had the opportunity to play while at work for review, I have had no time for personal gaming. No quick games of mobile solitaire, or even an attempt at beating Dan Ryckert or Ben Hanson’s Jetpack Joyride high scores. This is instead about my move to come work for Game Informer. More

    This blog isn't about any games I've been playing or even video game-related at all. This is instead about my move to come work for Game Informer.

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  • Who Am I? How Did I Get Here?

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    When Andy McNamara called me to set up an interview with Game Informer, I was surprised for a million reasons. The biggest reason though, was that I didn’t even remember applying. Looking back through my emails now, I can see that Andy put out a call on twitter for writers, and I responded. I sent him an email with such low hopes for a response that I had completely forgotten about applying at all by the time he called. More

    I am just as curious as you are about how I got a job here.

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