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  • Underwhelmed by the Fall - a Look at Autumn 2012

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    Autumn is a big time for gaming. All of the Triple-A releases come out during those three months, with the occasional title jumping early like Oklahoma settlers, hitting the last two weeks of August.

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    Autumn is a big time for gaming. All of the Triple-A releases come out during those three months, with the occasional title jumping early like Oklahoma settlers, hitting the last two weeks of August. The last two years, Autumn has made for a bunch of... More
  • "How Many Guys Did That #@#%@% Max Kill?

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    Scene: The office of the Senior Accountant for Generic Super Evil Bad Guys Inc.

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    Scene: The office of the Senior Accountant for Generic Super Evil Bad Guys Inc. He's just received some bad news. Senior Accountant (SA): Willikins, these numbers can't be real. Willikins: I assure you, sir. They are quite accurate. We had the... More
  • Watch this head explode. That's hilarious!

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    How many of you who play some of the more, shall we say, violent video games said something like that to a friend, a spouse, a girl/boyfriend, or maybe the dog if you don't have any of those other things? (and if you don't have *any* of those things, then what the hell are you doing playing video games? Go find at least one of them!)

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    How many of you who play some of the more, shall we say, violent video games said something like that to a friend, a spouse, a girl/boyfriend, or maybe the dog if you don't have any of those other things? (and if you don't have *any* of those... More
  • Alcohol and Gaming - a Good or a Bad Mix?

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    Being of a suitable and appropriate age, I do tend to sometimes enjoy an alcoholic libation or two while I'm at home. (Kids, don't try this at your home).

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    Being of a suitable and appropriate age, I do tend to sometimes enjoy an alcoholic libation or two while I'm at home. (Kids, don't try this at your home). So I'm sitting here tonight having a quiet evening, having some wine coolers and enjoying... More
  • Two Years and Time Flies

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    It was with some amazement today that I realized just how much time has passed since I first joined GIO.

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    It was with some amazement today that I realized just how much time has passed since I first joined GIO. Unfortunately, I didn't catch this with enough time to make an anniversary post, but as of tomorrow, I will have been here exactly two years and... More
  • Knowing Your Limitations and Saving Money

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    If you're following more than one GIO member on Twitter, it's more than likely that you've heard about some new game on XBox Live that just come out. 

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    If you're following more than one GIO member on Twitter, it's more than likely that you've heard about some new game on XBox Live that just come out. Trials Evolution is the sequel to the hit game Trials HD that was all the rage a couple of... More
  • Diary of a Fighter *and* a Lover. Well, Lover Anyway.

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    It's tough being the King's brother, especially when he's an evil a-hole and all that stuff. Sometimes it really makes me not want to get out of bed at all. Unfortunately, Jasper keeps coming into my room and waking me up, so my day has to... More
  • Have it, Might as Well Play It (Game Completionism)

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    Many of you who know me know that I am a Compulsive Completionist (I even go to the monthly meetings). When I start a game, I have to finish it, unless it's just boring the pants off of me or I reach a frustration level that makes me move on to something else. When that happens, though, I generally don't go back to the game.

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    Many of you who know me know that I am a Compulsive Completionist (I even go to the monthly meetings). When I start a game, I have to finish it, unless it's just boring the pants off of me or I reach a frustration level that makes me move on to something... More
  • A Day at the Returns Counter

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    Where we find out that the customer is always right.

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    Where we find out that the customer is always right. Customer: Hello, sir. I would like to exchange this Ending. Returns Counter Clerk: Certainly, sir. Was there something wrong with it? Or did you perhaps accidentally buy two of them? Customer: I'll... More
  • Storytelling: Stuck Between a Rock and Blandification

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    Games are becoming the same. They're becoming boring, generic. Yet we still play them. A LOT. Why is this? Are we just not discerning gamers anymore? Are we easily led around by our noses? Do game companies take advantage of us? Is the Kardashian lack of talent or ability to do anything actually useful to society hereditary?

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    Games are becoming the same. They're becoming boring, generic. Yet we still play them. A LOT. Why is this? Are we just not discerning gamers anymore? Are we easily led around by our noses? Do game companies take advantage of us? Is the Kardashian... More
  • This is an emergency! But take your time...

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    My journey to Gorhart had been a long one, but I had finally made it. Beset by boggarts and brownies, I was beginning to wonder if I would ever make it through alive. I do enjoy wandering in the wilds, though. I even love going back through again and again, where monsters seem to congregate. I have a feeling I can go to that clearing in the woods for the next 50 years, and there will always be exactly 3 boggarts there, waiting for unsuspecting travelers to come and kill them for the experience points. The gods work in mysterious ways.

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    My journey to Gorhart had been a long one, but I had finally made it. Beset by boggarts and brownies, I was beginning to wonder if I would ever make it through alive. I do enjoy wandering in the wilds, though. I even love going back through again and... More
  • The Review Controversy - Getting Old Yet? Evidently Not.

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    I was reading the March issue of Game Informer for the Reader Recap (oops, is that a spoiler?) and saw the letters complaining about review scores. To me, those two letters seemed tongue-in-cheek, though maybe they were serious? I don't know. Anyway, the editors' response was that they are still receiving letters about their review scores, even after the whole Dark Souls reader debacle.

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    I was reading the March issue of Game Informer for the Reader Recap (oops, is that a spoiler?) and saw the letters complaining about review scores. To me, those two letters seemed tongue-in-cheek, though maybe they were serious? I don't know. Anyway... More
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