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  • The Quest is the Thing

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    I still remember fondly the day Rognar, the Inefficient wandered into my little hamlet of Poshdale. He was a muscular guy in iron-plated armor with a huge battle axe strapped on his back. He seemed to my young eyes to be eight feet tall, with a bushy red beard.

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    I still remember fondly the day Rognar, the Inefficient wandered into my little hamlet of Poshdale. He was a muscular guy in iron-plated armor with a huge battle axe strapped on his back. He seemed to my young eyes to be eight feet tall, with a bushy... More
  • Top 5 Games We Morally Shouldn't Love, But Do

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    Most of the time when you're playing a video game, you're playing a good guy. You're the hero. You're the one who's going to save the world.

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    Most of the time when you're playing a video game, you're playing a good guy. You're the hero. You're the one who's going to save the world. Sure, more and more games are adding moral choices to their games, like Mass Effect, Infamous... More
  • Should Companies be Spoiling Their Own Game? (SPOILERS)

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    Actually, no spoilers, but now that I have your attention.

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    Actually, no spoilers, but now that I have your attention. I was reading Games Radar earlier today, and came across this interesting editorial by David Houghton: " Why Publishers Are Killing Their Games With Pre-Release Hype ." And it got me... More
  • Just Relax! - The Joy of Turn-Based Gaming

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    I love action games, be they first-person shooters or third-person shoot-em-ups. I'm not as big on platformers, but they can be fun at times.

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    I love action games, be they first-person shooters or third-person shoot-em-ups. I'm not as big on platformers, but they can be fun at times. But sometimes you just want to take it easy. You want to be able to sit back and plan what you want to do... More
  • Game Informer - Impressive E-Mag!

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    Waaaaaaaaaaay back in February 2011, I mentioned how Andy McNamara helped me transfer my Game Informer subscription from magazine to digital mag. I've been enjoying it that way ever since, except for a brief period (not sure how long) where I let my subscription lapse because I wasn't reading the mag on my computer like I had hoped I would (so I was issues behind).

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    Waaaaaaaaaaay back in February 2011, I mentioned how Andy McNamara helped me transfer my Game Informer subscription from magazine to digital mag. I've been enjoying it that way ever since, except for a brief period (not sure how long) where I let... More
  • 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
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