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  • 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
  • Paying for multiplayer - is it coming?

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    As many of you know, Activision president Bobby Kotick has reiterated his desire to charge the typical Call of Duty player for multiplayer capability.

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    As many of you know, Activision president Bobby Kotick has reiterated his desire to charge the typical Call of Duty player for multiplayer capability. But that's just him talking, right? Just Bobby being Bobby? Many of us have been over and over the... More
  • Mass Effect 2

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    Finally finished Mass Effect 2 last night.  I won't spoil it here, so don't worry.  You can read on.  I have two thoughts on the ending of the game, first as a game and then as a story.

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    Finally finished Mass Effect 2 last night. I won't spoil it here, so don't worry. You can read on. I have two thoughts on the ending of the game, first as a game and then as a story. It's pretty much common knowledge that the end of the game... More
  • Do you listen to the GI podcast?

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    Hi. I'm Dave, and I'm a podcast-aholic. Ever since I got my iPhone last summer, I have been subscribing to podcasts. So many of them that I am way behind on listening to them. "Stuff You Missed in History Class." Great podcast, but I'm... More
  • Why I didn't buy Alan Wake

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    This morning I read Phil Kollar's post about why Alan Wake didn't sell well.  It was a pretty good post.  Rather than add my 2 cents into the long string of comments at the bottom of that post, I thought I would post my own.

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    This morning I read Phil Kollar's post about why Alan Wake didn't sell well. It was a pretty good post. Rather than add my 2 cents into the long string of comments at the bottom of that post, I thought I would post my own. Phil said: "According... More
  • Ode to the GI Community

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    A shoutout to you, the little people...um, I mean great people on this site.

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    A shoutout to you, the little people...um, I mean great people on this site. I've been posting here a *lot* this past week, but I have been neglecting my "mainstream" blog. Until today, I hadn't posted anything since Tuesday. Today,... More
  • What makes a good review?

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    Many people recently have been complaining about aspects of the Game Informer site, and one of the major complaints are the user reviews. Too many people posting reviews that are short and completely irrelevant. Sometimes the game's not even out yet... More
  • Do review scores affect your like/dislike of a game?

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    Surprisingly enough, a new study has shown that yes, they do.

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    Surprisingly enough, a new study has shown that yes, they do. Saw this post on Games Radar stating that a new study has shown that professional reviews strongly affect consumer behaviour . From the article (where the heck is my blockquote????) "188... More
  • What? I can't hear you!!!!! - the joy of subtitles

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    Am I the only one who has trouble understanding the dialogue in games a lot of the time?  Am I the deaf one?

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    Am I the only one who has trouble understanding the dialogue in games a lot of the time? Am I the deaf one? After the impact of yesterday's posts, I thought I'd do something a bit quieter today. Probably won't get near the views and comments... More
  • My take on this whole Activision - Call of Duty thing

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    Wow, the peasants are revolting!  You'd think Bobby Kotick had just publicly ordered a mob hit or something.

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    Wow, the peasants are revolting! You'd think Bobby Kotick had just publicly ordered a mob hit or something. What am I talking about? I'm talking about the latest Kotick (Activision president, for those living under a video game rock) brainchild... More
  • The folly that is "Best Game of the Year" posts

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    There's been a lot of hubbub (I really love that word) recently about the user content on this site.  Many lament those users who post "meaningless" blog or forum posts, ostensibly just to get points for leveling up on the GI site.  (Really, once you're level 5 and your stuff shows up on the front page, is there any real purpose to point whoring?  Who cares if you're level 5 or level 6 or level 7?)

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    There's been a lot of hubbub (I really love that word) recently about the user content on this site. Many lament those users who post "meaningless" blog or forum posts, ostensibly just to get points for leveling up on the GI site. (Really... More
  • Scanning planets for fun and frolic!

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    What is the point of video games making you do stupid and boring stuff? What games have you played where they make you do them?

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    What is the point of video games making you do stupid and boring stuff? What games have you played where they make you do them? On my July 4th weekend, I spent a lot of time playing Mass Effect 2 , along with a couple other XBLA games. I am definitely... More