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  • Arcade Gaming Shrine - cool new video game video!

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    Yes, I know that sounds redundant.

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    Yes, I know that sounds redundant. Regular readers of this blog know that I'm a big fan of Dan Americh, even since he's gone to the dark side over at Activision. One of his side projects, just for fun, is Palette-Swap Ninja , something he does... More
  • Do achievements really mean anything?

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    Got blasted from both sides on this issue over the last couple of days, and it caused me to think.

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    Got blasted from both sides on this issue over the last couple of days, and it caused me to think. And you know you hate it when that happens. First, I am catching up on my Game Informer magazines, and read Matt Hegelson's article on why Gamerscore... More
  • In-game advertising: hate it? Or REALLY HATE it?

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    Activision's Bobby Kotick has been taken to task (Ok, that's putting it mildly) for a lot of the things he's said. It's funny how nobody ever broadcasts the things he says that most gamers actually agree with.

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    Activision's Bobby Kotick has been taken to task (Ok, that's putting it mildly) for a lot of the things he's said. It's funny how nobody ever broadcasts the things he says that most gamers actually agree with. One of those statements is... More
  • Are you a gamer? Are you lonely? Here's something that might help

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    Yes, fellow gamers, GameCrush has launched!

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    Yes, fellow gamers, GameCrush has launched! This service allows you to play your favourite games and have some female companionship! Unless you're married, of course, in which case the female companionship you're actually getting is probably complaining... More
  • Another thing to blame video games for!

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    Yes, now you can blame video games for your pets going berserk.

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    Yes, now you can blame video games for your pets going berserk. Don't believe me? See this article from the Daily Mail in the UK (h/t: Games Radar ) that reports on a 9-year-old girl in the UK whose lip was bitten off by a bull mastiff, allegedly... More
  • Warning! Reading this may cause your eyes to explode

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    Exploding peripherals would certainly make your day kind of sucky, wouldn't they?

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    Exploding peripherals would certainly make your day kind of sucky, wouldn't they? I was looking for some blogging inspiration, and happened upon the news item about Sony's press release regarding counterfeit PS3 controllers possibly exploding... More
  • Netflix arrives in Canada!

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    Yes, I know this announcement is a few days old, but I've been immersing myself in it so that I can comment on it, rather than just announcing it.

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    Yes, I know this announcement is a few days old, but I've been immersing myself in it so that I can comment on it, rather than just announcing it. As of Wednesday, Netflix is now available in Canada, but only for streaming video. They will not be... More
  • Grandma's buying me an M-rated game!

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    During my recent trip to Iowa, there was a hilarious incident that I feel I must share.

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    During my recent trip to Iowa, there was a hilarious incident that I feel I must share. The wife and I were at a local shopping centre, and she wanted to look at some clothes. There was a video game store just a few stores down, so rather than hover over... More
  • Blood Bowl - Oh the Memories!

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    During our recent trip home, I bought two games: Prototype (which I haven't played yet) and a game that I've been playing almost non-stop since we got home, Blood Bowl . Obviously, this post is about Blood Bowl because I haven't even played... More
  • I'm back!

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    So what did I miss?

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    So what did I miss? It was a long, sometimes stressful, but otherwise good trip to see my family in Iowa. Just got back last night. Sadly, I didn't much of a chance to check out GIO while I was there, mainly because we were in a hotel for part of... More
  • AWOL

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    Some of you (maybe a few, anyway) may have noticed that I haven't been around much recently, other than leaving a few comments here and there on other blogs.

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    Some of you (maybe a few, anyway) may have noticed that I haven't been around much recently, other than leaving a few comments here and there on other blogs. I've got a vacation coming up that includes my parents' 50th anniversary celebration... More
  • Video game frustrations

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    I wasn't going to do a blog today. I did my weekly one-hit wonder post over on my other blog and decided afterward  that I wanted to play games today instead. I fired up my NCAA Football 11 Iowa State dynasty and was ready to go! I'm at the end of the 2011 season and didn't have time to advance from Bowl Week to the End of Season week when I played last night.

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    I wasn't going to do a blog today. I did my weekly one-hit wonder post over on my other blog and decided afterward that I wanted to play games today instead. I fired up my NCAA Football 11 Iowa State dynasty and was ready to go! I'm at the end... More