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  • 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
  • The mindset of game improvement

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    Do you find yourself improving to a great extent when you play a game?

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    Do you find yourself improving to a great extent when you play a game? That may sound like a silly question (and actually, it is), but there's an interesting mindset in how we improve, as well as how much. How much of a challenge are we willing to... More
  • Cooperation is a Virtue

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    One of the buzzwords for gaming nowadays is "co-op" multiplayer, whether it's 2 players in a room or (much more commonly) online.  Sometimes it's 2-player co-op, sometimes 4 (and sometimes even 3!).

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    One of the buzzwords for gaming nowadays is "co-op" multiplayer, whether it's 2 players in a room or (much more commonly) online. Sometimes it's 2-player co-op, sometimes 4 (and sometimes even 3!). It almost seems like a game has to... More
  • Walk and chew gum at the same time

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    Some people can multi-task while others have a hard time doing that.  Then there are some of us that are fine at multi-tasking but don't have the ability to spread their interest around multiple "fun" activities at the same time.

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    Some people can multi-task while others have a hard time doing that. Then there are some of us that are fine at multi-tasking but don't have the ability to spread their interest around multiple "fun" activities at the same time. For me,... More
  • NCAA Football 11 demo impressions

     

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    Those who have followed my other blog for a while know that I'm a big fan of EA Sports' NCAA Football video game. There may have been a few obvious hints of that. So it's no surprise that I can't wait to get my hands on NCAA 11 when the... More
  • Where is that last *#%(#*@ thermos?

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    I was listening to the Talk Radar podcast from June 11, and they had a wickedly funny riff on the collection of thermoses in Alan Wake.

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    I was listening to the Talk Radar podcast from June 11, and they had a wickedly funny riff on the collection of thermoses in Alan Wake . I admit that I haven't played that game, but one of the strengths of the game many reviews have mentioned is the... More
  • Xbox Live: more cash cows than Farmville?

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    I saw this article linked on Facebook (how many people are saying that nowadays? A lot!) and found it really interesting. While everybody talks about Zynga Games and Farmville and stuff like that, you know who's raking in the money from virtual goods... More