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  • 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
  • The trials & tribulations of the PS3

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    or "what happens when an attempted update continually crashes your system?"

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    or "what happens when an attempted update continually crashes your system?" I've been 2 weeks without my PS3. Not that I've really noticed, since I don't really play games on it. But I do like to watch some Blu-Ray movies on it,... More
  • General blogging stuff

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    First day back at work after almost a week off sick, and things are really piling up.  Tonight, I probably won't have access to the computer for much time, so here's a post that I generally call "Potpourri" on my home blog.  Just some little postie-things that make up a bigger post.

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    First day back at work after almost a week off sick, and things are really piling up. Tonight, I probably won't have access to the computer for much time, so here's a post that I generally call "Potpourri" on my home blog. Just some... More
  • Magic: The Gathering

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    I can't believe Magic: The Gathering came out 17 years ago!  I remember playing it with one of my friends who got me hooked on the game, though I was never very good at it.  The interest kind of waned for some reason, and since it was only the one friend I played with, I ended up selling my cards when I stopped playing.

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    I can't believe Magic: The Gathering came out 17 years ago! I remember playing it with one of my friends who got me hooked on the game, though I was never very good at it. The interest kind of waned for some reason, and since it was only the one friend... More
  • Red Dead Redemption ending - SPOILERS

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    (This is a discussion of the ending and aftermath of Red Dead Redemption. If you haven't finished the game and intend to do so, then you may want to stop and read this later. I really do want to know what you think when you're done, though)

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    (This is a discussion of the ending and aftermath of Red Dead Redemption. If you haven't finished the game and intend to do so, then you may want to stop and read this later. I really do want to know what you think when you're done, though) I... More
  • Some suggestions for GI Online

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    Now that I've been blogging and interacting  on GI Online for a while, I've noticed a few things that could stand for improvement on the site. 

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    Now that I've been blogging and interacting on GI Online for a while, I've noticed a few things that could stand for improvement on the site. I do love the site, and the community we've built here, but there are things that would make navigating... More