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  • Let me pause this game while I log onto Facebook...

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    Say you are one of my Twitter followers (link's on my page!) or friends with me on Facebook. Do you really care what trophy I just unlocked while playing Uncharted 2? Do you want to see an announcement every time I blow somebody off the road in Blur?

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    Say you are one of my Twitter followers (link's on my page!) or friends with me on Facebook. Do you really care what trophy I just unlocked while playing Uncharted 2 ? Do you want to see an announcement every time I blow somebody off the road in Blur... More
  • NCAA Football 11 - a couple of comments

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    Go Cyclones!

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    Go Cyclones! I just bought EA Sports' NCAA Football 11 , and I've got a couple of comments about the game. I've only played 4 or 5 games so far, so I obviously can't review it (I also haven't played the Road to Glory mode). But there... More
  • Playing with Swords can be dangerous...

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    but it's so much fun!

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    but it's so much fun! Dan Americh, formerly of Official Xbox Magazine and now Community Manager for Activision, is known as "One of Swords" online now. He can be found under that moniker pretty much everywhere (Facebook, Twitter, web site... More
  • Alan Wake and the Signal - dual review

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    I know, I know.  I promise this the last time I'll blog about Alan Wake (at least until the second DLC comes out).  But after all of the drama about why I didn't buy it, and then the announcement that I did buy it, how could I not tell you what I actually thought of it?

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    I know, I know. I promise this the last time I'll blog about Alan Wake (at least until the second DLC comes out). But after all of the drama about why I didn't buy it , and then the announcement that I did buy it , how could I not tell you what... More
  • Video Games Live - Video game music that makes you shiver

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    Music has always been a vital part of the gaming experience, from the "bleeps" and "bloops" of the old arcade games to the midi soundtracks of the original console generations, to the sweeping orchestral scores of today.  Much of it is iconic, at least to the point where you recognize the game as soon as you hear it (sometimes I still can't get the most addicting song from Dr. Mario out of my head).

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    Music has always been a vital part of the gaming experience, from the "bleeps" and "bloops" of the old arcade games to the midi soundtracks of the original console generations, to the sweeping orchestral scores of today. Much of it... More
  • Too dang many zombies!!!!

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    Wasn't sure what to blog about today.  So, when in doubt, blog about somebody else's blog!

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    Wasn't sure what to blog about today. So, when in doubt, blog about somebody else's blog! In this case, it's Games Radar's post yesterday about Games that Didn't Need Zombies . Are you getting tired of zombies in your video games?... More
  • Obama in Madden 11? A different take

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    Wow, lots of controversial comments and vitriol in response to Game Informer's post about President Obama making a cameo in Madden 11.

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    Wow, lots of controversial comments and vitriol in response to Game Informer's post about President Obama making a cameo in Madden 11. For those of you who don't know, EA Sports has revamped its Super Bowl celebration when your team wins that... More
  • Disturbed in Limbo?

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    No, I'm not talking about watching Roseann Barr (or does she still just go by "Roseann?") doing the Limbo.

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    No, I'm not talking about watching Roseann Barr (or does she still just go by "Roseann?") doing the Limbo. I'm talking about this wonderful new Xbox Live Arcade game called Limbo . If you have the opportunity to check it out, you must... More
  • I finally bought Alan Wake

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    Intended as a companion piece to my "Why I didn't buy Alan Wake" post (recently featured on this week's (last week's?) Blog Herding (thanks, Annette!)), here's where I admit that I finally broke down and bought this game.

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    Intended as a companion piece to my " Why I didn't buy Alan Wake " post (recently featured on this week's (last week's?) Blog Herding (thanks, Annette!)), here's where I admit that I finally broke down and bought this game. Yes... More
  • The Culture of the Newb

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    It's a seemingly never-ending war, where both sides are so entrenched that diplomacy is useless.  Neither side will yield an inch.  The carnage on the battlefield is almost unbelievable, even if you are a participant in this war.

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    It's a seemingly never-ending war, where both sides are so entrenched that diplomacy is useless. Neither side will yield an inch. The carnage on the battlefield is almost unbelievable, even if you are a participant in this war. Shouts of "F-ing... More
  • Singularity - an innovative FPS with some issues

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    (Yes, I know there is a reviews section on this site, but nobody ever seems to look at reviews, so I'm posting it here)

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    (Yes, I know there is a reviews section on this site, but nobody ever seems to look at reviews, so I'm posting it here) I bought Singularity because I had heard some good things about it and I wanted to support a new IP that seemed promising. I'm... More
  • A lament for Xbox Live's "1 vs 100"

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    As Game Informer (and many other outlets) recently reported, it looks like the second season of Xbox Live's "1 vs 100" will be its last.  I'm really sorry to see it go, actually, though as Dan Americh reported, it was a *lot* of work to pull off.  I didn't play it every week, though I tried to get in there a lot.  I also enjoyed playing the "bonus" rounds that were done during the week, just to get players points and to also help decide who would be in the Mob or "The One" chair when the show was actually on.

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    As Game Informer (and many other outlets) recently reported, it looks like the second season of Xbox Live's "1 vs 100" will be its last . I'm really sorry to see it go, actually, though as Dan Americh reported , it was a *lot* of work... More