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  • 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
  • Video Game U

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    So I see that the University of Florida has launched a resource management course using Starcraft, making students play the game to learn about, I guess, resource management (or something). And, of course, there was Portal being required at Wabash College in one of their orientation courses.

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    So I see that the University of Florida has launched a resource management course using Starcraft , making students play the game to learn about, I guess, resource management (or something). And, of course, there was Portal being required at Wabash College... More
  • Don't finish Fallout: New Vegas until you've done everything

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    That's basically what Obsidian is saying.

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    That's basically what Obsidian is saying. Remember your frustration at the end of Fallout 3 , when the game ended and that was it? No opportunity to continue playing? And how, after the fan outcry, Bethesda changed this with the Broken Steel DLC,... More
  • Freedom of speech - Why do so many people misunderstand it?

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    One of the most misunderstood concepts I've ever seen is the freedom of speech granted by the U.S. Constitution.

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    One of the most misunderstood concepts I've ever seen is the freedom of speech granted by the U.S. Constitution. This has been one of my pet peeves (I hate that phrase, but it fits) for a while now, and some people who have seen my comments on this... More
  • How much gaming is too much?

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    Is it bad to play games for...3 hours a night? Ten hours a week?

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    Is it bad to play games for...3 hours a night? Ten hours a week? How about 20,000 hours in 5 years? A gamer is suing NCsoft , makers of Lineage II , because he became so hopelessly addicted to the game that he couldn't function. Craig Smallwood claims... More
  • Online Communities - pulled in multiple directions

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    I've been a member of the GI Online community for almost three months now, and it's been a wonderful experience. Everybody's been so welcoming and nice, and very gracious in their compliments when they read my stuff. Being Member-Herded in Saint's latest blog just kind of cemented that honour. It's always nice to be included in the "in" crowd, and having my name put in with the likes of Saint, Euphoric, Demon, and so many others when "good" blogs are discussed.

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    I've been a member of the GI Online community for almost three months now, and it's been a wonderful experience. Everybody's been so welcoming and nice, and very gracious in their compliments when they read my stuff. Being Member-Herded in... More
  • Italian-American Group against Mafia II - a tangent rant

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    Saw Dan Ryckert's article about UNICO National protesting against Mafia II and a couple of things came to mind.

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    Saw Dan Ryckert's article about UNICO National protesting against Mafia II and a couple of things came to mind. First, and less importantly, this seems like a blatant publicity stunt, like all of them are. It's just a way to "register"... More
  • New Medal of Honor Game - a question for our military people here

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    Any of you who follow FPS games already know that the new Medal of Honor game takes place in Afghanistan during the 2001 invasion.

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    Any of you who follow FPS games already know that the new Medal of Honor game takes place in Afghanistan during the 2001 invasion. Lately, what's been making the news is the controversy regarding the multiplayer for this game: namely, the fact that... More
  • Let's play "What's on your iPod?"

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    Wow, there have been a lot of super-serious blogs in the last 24 hours. I love that, especially that people feel comfortable enough with us to put themselves out there like that.

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    Wow, there have been a lot of super-serious blogs in the last 24 hours. I love that, especially that people feel comfortable enough with us to put themselves out there like that. This is not one of those posts. I was never much for podcasts, really. I... More
  • 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