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  • The Holiday Spending Conundrum

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    After narrowing down the list of games I hope to purchase this holiday season, I’m debating becoming one of those gamers who only plays Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. If I became this person, my bank account would thank me, and I wouldn’t be throttled by a migraine whenever I look at my backlog of games. I’m guessing my kill-to-death ratio would become more respectable too. More

    As of this writing, I plan on getting both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on their respective launch days. After taxes (and if my math is correct), I'm looking at spending over $960 just on the machines.

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  • How My Gaming Habits Changed After The Birth Of My Daughter

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    When I found out my wife Kelly was with child, I jumped around with an exuberance I probably haven't shown since I opened up a Christmas present containing The Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. I was ecstatic. All I could think about was being a father and the things I would want to share with my daughter or son. Kelly and I talked about having a child for years, but the true weight of that thought wasn't felt until days after she said, "I think I'm pregnant." At that time, we started talking about how our lives would change, what we would have to do financially, and even debated changing the layout of our house to accommodate a baby. More

    I now game about a third as much as I used to, and that's okay.

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  • Joker's Daughter Makes New 52 Debut

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    Duela Dent has claimed to be the daughter of Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Riddler. After joining the Teen Titans, she changed her name to Harlequin. Yes, she is one of the most confusing characters in all of comics. That's why most people refer to her as "Joker's Daughter." More

    This longtime DC comic character may be getting a new identity.

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  • The Pixar Theory

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    People believe that all of Pixar's movies take place in the same universe. A website details the connection between each film.

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  • Mobile Pick: Tiny Thief

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    A couple of weeks ago I asked my Twitter followers if they had stumbled upon any fun adventure games for iPhone. Ever since I read our magazine feature on Double Fine's upcoming title, Broken Age, I've been looking forward to setting off on an adventure in the vein of LucasArts' classics. More

    This gorgeous stealth/puzzler is worth a look.

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  • I’m Hooked On 3DS' StreetPass Again

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    I purchased my first 3DS (I now have two 3DS XLs) on launch day. In that first week, my coworkers and I played the living hell out of this handheld. We made sure we had them at work so we could connect via StreetPass to collect all of the puzzle pieces and finish off Find Mii’s dungeon. More

    The Game Informer staff is trading puzzle pieces again. We're also enjoying a new Mii-based game.

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  • 8-Bit Jason Voorhees Toy Available At San Diego Comic Con

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    Hats off to the creative minds at NECA Toys who came up with the idea of creating a toy based on Jason Voorhees' appearance in the NES game, Friday the 13th. The figure is currently a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, meaning you'll have to be at this week's show to get it. More

    The figure is currently a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, meaning you'll have to be at this week's show to get it.

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  • If You Enjoyed Sharknado...

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    I don't like giving myself titles, but it would be silly of me not to call myself an expert on stupid science fiction shark movies. I missed Sharknado last night (and likely won't watch it until it hits Blu-Ray), but I have seen a ridiculous number of films about mutated, killer sharks. More

    I don't like giving myself titles, but it would be silly of me not to call myself an expert on stupid science fiction shark movies.

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  • A Day In The Life Of My Animal Crossing Character

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    My wife and I have been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf every day since June 9 (the game's release date and my birthday).My town is called Eden. Should you ever have the chance to visit this paradise, you'll find that none of the residents are happy, because the mayor ignores them and spends all of his time digging up dinosaur bones and collecting Nintendo memorabilia. More

    My town is covered in weeds and has seen little growth since I took over as mayor. Here's why.

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  • Pacific Rim Lands An Amazing And Expensive Statue

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    I'm a big fan of Guillermo del Toro's work. From Hellboy to Pan's Labyrinth, the man knows how to sell a vision and adapt well-known properties to the big screen. His latest film, Pacific Rim, opens this week, and is easily my most anticipated film of the year. Giant robots battling Godzilla-like monstrosities, starring the leading actors from Sons of Anarchy...what's not to love? More

    I need a new statue for my desk. A giant Godzilla-like creature sounds like the right choice.

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  • The Comics I Read Every Month

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    Few people in the world likely wake up every Wednesday morning as excited as I am. Why am I so giddy? Wednesday is what I call "Comic Book Day." All new comic books hit store shelves on this day. I'm usually standing outside my comic book shop's doors minutes before they open to ensure I don't miss out on any new releases. More

    I've been reading Batman comics since I was a young lad. Here are the books I currently read every month.

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  • A Lego Star Wars Set Unlike Any Other

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    I arrived at work today to find a mysterious Lego Star Wars box sitting on my desk. The message "secrets to reveal there are" is written on one of the sides. The rest of the box is covered in what would appear to be Lego lights, some of them flashing. More

    I arrived at work today to find a mysterious Lego Star Wars box sitting on my desk. The message "secrets to reveal there are" is written on one of the sides.

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