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  • 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
  • Bulletstorm - OMG I'm Drooling!!!!!

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    Ugh.  I hate hype machines about upcoming games.  Don't get me wrong.  I love previews where we see screen shots and get some idea of what the story's going to be about.

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    Ugh. I hate hype machines about upcoming games. Don't get me wrong. I love previews where we see screen shots and get some idea of what the story's going to be about. But hype? Claims of "this game is going to change the world of first person... More
  • Reaching into my Grab Bag of Holding +5

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    Where I put you to sleep by commenting on multiple topics rather than boring you to death with just one.

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    Where I put you to sleep by commenting on multiple topics rather than boring you to death with just one. 1) The big gaming topic today seems to be Roger Ebert's follow-up on his 2006 article on whether video games are art or not. In his latest blog... More
  • Does he who kills the most really win the game?

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    In yesterday's "I Quit" blog, I mentioned my other competitive multiplayer pet peeve: ignoring objectives in order to pad your stats.

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    In yesterday's " I Quit " blog, I mentioned my other competitive multiplayer pet peeve: ignoring objectives in order to pad your stats. Funnily enough, both peeves were just reinforced on the night I was playing more multiplayer than usual... More
  • I quit!

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    No, this isn't a post saying that I'm leaving GI or anything like that (and hopefully this text also being visible will make it so that nobody thinks I am).

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    No, this isn't a post saying that I'm leaving GI or anything like that (and hopefully this text also being visible will make it so that nobody thinks I am). I'm talking about leaving a multiplayer game early, without any notice whatsoever... More
  • Social Media survey

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    Gee, I complain about a lack of blogs and then I miss a day.  Don't I feel like a hypocrite.

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    Gee, I complain about a lack of blogs and then I miss a day. Don't I feel like a hypocrite. Anyway, I'm wondering how many of you use social media (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, things like that) a lot? Or at all? On my "home" blog... More
  • Do you want to see what's in the bag, Jimmy?

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    This is going to be one of those multiple topics, almost stream-of-consciousness grab bag posts

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    This is going to be one of those multiple topics, almost stream-of-consciousness grab bag posts 1) GI Blogging Is it just me, or is the posting of blogs on GI really slowing down? Maybe I'm mis-remembering the glory days of a month ago when I started... More
  • Brilliant Alan Wake parody video

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    Not that there are any sensitive ears, but consider yourself warned that there is a bit of salty language in it.

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    And you don't even have to have played the game to find it hilarious. A little while back, I did a post about the seemingly endless "collection" quests that so many games have us do, inspired by an audio that Talk Radar did making fun of... More