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  • Items that May Grow Up to be Blog Posts (Volume 1)

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    Was planning on doing two blogs a week, but last weekend got away from me.

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    Was planning on doing two blogs a week, but last weekend got away from me. Here are some of the things I've been mulling over the last two weeks, though. 1) Next Generation and Backwards Compatibility We haven't seen the Microsoft reveal of the... More
  • Help Wanted: Minion. Apply Within

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    I looked at the want ad I was answering as I sat in the lobby, waiting my turn for today's interview.

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    I looked at the want ad I was answering as I sat in the lobby, waiting my turn for today's interview. "Help Wanted: Minion. Decent pay, excellent benefits, including life insurance. No experience necessary. Will train! Fax resume to 212-555-3323"... More
  • Mobile Boardgaming - Some Great Selections

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    Some of you may remember that I've been getting into board games a lot lately. While I am getting back into the video game groove, I still enjoy the thought of playing cards or moving pieces around on a board, and I've even joined a bi-weekly gaming group here in Vancouver that scratches that itch.

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    Some of you may remember that I've been getting into board games a lot lately. While I am getting back into the video game groove, I still enjoy the thought of playing cards or moving pieces around on a board, and I've even joined a bi-weekly... More
  • How Black Ops 2 Kept Me Sane

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    For the first month and a half (or so) of 2013, I've been stuck in a major rut, both personally and as a gamer. The personal I'm not really going to get into, other than to just say that I think the gaming one is a symptom of the personal one... More
  • Teamkillers Anonymous Meeting - March 6, 2025

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    (transcript of speech given by Sergeant Joe Manchin at Annual Teamkillers Anonymous convention: San Francisco) Good evening, everybody. Thank you for having me here today. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sergeant Joe Manchin, also sometimes known... More
  • You Create the Story - Telltale's "The Walking Dead"

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    When you break it down to the extreme basics, video games are nothing but an illusion, the game presenting things on screen that our minds process and put into order so that we can understand them. Games are also constrained by their programming and can only contain so much within their code. No matter how expansive the game seems, it cannot adapt intelligently to the player. That's why there are always barriers from doing what you really want to do.

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    When you break it down to the extreme basics, video games are nothing but an illusion, the game presenting things on screen that our minds process and put into order so that we can understand them. Games are also constrained by their programming and can... More
  • The Forgotten Fun of Boardgames

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    I used to be a huge fan of wargames, simulations of (mostly what I played) World War II battles, either strategic or tactical. I played Third Reich, a huge strategy game that goes from the beginning of World War II to the end, with my brother for a long... More
  • Modern Dating

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    I was a bit nervous when I walked into the restaurant to meet her. My hair was combed, I'd even put on a little cologne. While I didn't do the whole shirt and tie thing, I was wearing a nice dress shirt and Dockers.

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    I was a bit nervous when I walked into the restaurant to meet her. My hair was combed, I'd even put on a little cologne. While I didn't do the whole shirt and tie thing, I was wearing a nice dress shirt and Dockers. The reason I was nervous was... More
  • Borderlands 2 - A Sacrilegious Comment to Follow?

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    I bought Borderlands 2 on opening day and stuck it in my PS3 that very night to start reveling in the comically violent goodness that we all knew was coming. This was one of the most anticipated games of the year! Everything the original had and more! Sixty+ hours of gaming goodness!

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    I bought Borderlands 2 on opening day and stuck it in my PS3 that very night to start reveling in the comically violent goodness that we all knew was coming. This was one of the most anticipated games of the year! Everything the original had and more... More
  • The Often-Overlooked aspects of Sports Games - Presentation

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    When you think of video games and what makes them good, you often think of two aspects of them that contribute to that: gameplay and how it looks. I'm not just talking about graphics, but also interface, how the game is presented to you. Yes, story is important too, but what if you're playing a sports game? Sports games have these same issues, except they don't have to wrap a story around everything else that makes the game great.

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    When you think of video games and what makes them good, you often think of two aspects of them that contribute to that: gameplay and how it looks. I'm not just talking about graphics, but also interface, how the game is presented to you. Yes, story... More
  • You have a different opinion than me? You must be a shill!

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    Yes, it is time for yet another installment in the never-ending saga that is the stupidity of some game journalism critics.

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    Yes, it is time for yet another installment in the never-ending saga that is the stupidity of some game journalism critics. I don't mean stupidity *of* the critics. What I'm talking about is those who disagree with said game reviewers and claim... More
  • The search for that elusive platinum

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    I am proud to say that, after 35+ hours of gameplay, including one 9-hour marathon session where the game finally froze on me in an attempt to make me finally turn the @%@%@ machine off, I completed Sleeping Dogs the other day. I'm not talking about my usual "completion" where I finish the story, maybe play around for a bit and see if I can knock off a few achievements or just have a little more fun. (Short review: see my First Impressions article and then maximize all of the enjoyment I expressed in that article at least by three)

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    I am proud to say that, after 35+ hours of gameplay, including one 9-hour marathon session where the game finally froze on me in an attempt to make me finally turn the @%@%@ machine off, I completed Sleeping Dogs the other day. I'm not talking about... More
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