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  • 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
  • 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