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  • The Intimidation Factor - Are Big Games Sometimes Too Big?

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    In this day and age, we all talk about the limited time and money that we have for gaming, even as gaming becomes a huge business. We often hear the cry of the overloaded: "There are two many awesome games coming out! I can't keep up!"

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    In this day and age, we all talk about the limited time and money that we have for gaming, even as gaming becomes a huge business. We often hear the cry of the overloaded: "There are two many awesome games coming out! I can't keep up!" I... More
  • Tell me what to do!!!!

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    A lot of my posts are prompted by the game I'm currently playing, so looking through my blog history can sometimes give you a great idea of my gaming path.

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    A lot of my posts are prompted by the game I'm currently playing, so looking through my blog history can sometimes give you a great idea of my gaming path. Today's blog is sparked by Arkham City , and it's related to my extreme loathing for... More
  • Life's a Glitch

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    I was sitting in my living room watching football this morning when I got a call from my best friend.

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    I was sitting in my living room watching football this morning when I got a call from my best friend. "Hey Dave," he said when I clicked the phone on. "Or should I say, 'Hey, a-hole?" This was new. I wasn't sure how to respond... More
  • The Gaming Multi-Tasker, and Why I Can't Do It

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    A month after I first started here on GIO, I wrote a post about my inability to multi-task my gaming. I am a compulsive completionist in the sense that I can't play multiple games at the same time. If I buy two games at the same time, I most likely will have to finish one of them before I can start playing the other one. I will put the second game in to make sure the disc works, but I won't start the game. Too many times I've played just a little bit of the game to make sure it works, and this part includes the controls tutorial. Then, when I do get back to the game, I forget how everything works and I'm blundering around getting killed because the "X" button releases a grenade at my feet instead of jumping like it did in the first game.

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    A month after I first started here on GIO, I wrote a post about my inability to multi-task my gaming. I am a compulsive completionist in the sense that I can't play multiple games at the same time. If I buy two games at the same time, I most likely... More
  • My Ezio - What Really Drives Him (Sparkles!)

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    We all know the basic story of the Assassin's Creed series: the seemingly never-ending conflict between the Assassins and the Templars for control of the world through some kind of metaphysical means, a motive I'm sure is as wholesome as Apple pie. Ezio Auditore is a man driven by what the Templars did to his family, and then by what he now knows they are doing to the world. He has spent his entire life fighting against their evil.

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    We all know the basic story of the Assassin's Creed series: the seemingly never-ending conflict between the Assassins and the Templars for control of the world through some kind of metaphysical means, a motive I'm sure is as wholesome as Apple... More
  • That "Out of Touch" Feeling - Missing Out on Great Stuff

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    I think we all feel it sometimes: your friends are talking about something that they really enjoy, and you have no idea what it is. Or you know what it is, but you haven't experienced it or followed it, and so you can't join the conversation.

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    I think we all feel it sometimes: your friends are talking about something that they really enjoy, and you have no idea what it is. Or you know what it is, but you haven't experienced it or followed it, and so you can't join the conversation.... More
  • A Night at the GIO Reviews Headquarters

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    (Thanks to Game Revolution ) (It's a dark but clear Friday night in a Minneapolis office building where the Game Informer staff works and plays. GI editors Andrew Reiner and Phil Kollar are the only ones in the room, sitting on the couch in front... More
  • WGWC #4: Should Skyrim be Illegal?

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    With all of the controversy regarding violence in video games, and whether or not the California law regarding the sale of violent video games to minors should be outlawed, another serious video game problem is flying under the radar.

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    With all of the controversy regarding violence in video games, and whether or not the California law regarding the sale of violent video games to minors should be outlawed, another serious video game problem is flying under the radar. Examples of it are... More
  • My Gaming Autumn - Tough Choices

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    We all know that this Fall has some awesome games coming out, if they haven't already. Everybody's anticipating the likes of Skyrim, already enjoying the hell out of Arkham City, or Battlefield 3, or Gears of War 3.

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    We all know that this Fall has some awesome games coming out, if they haven't already. Everybody's anticipating the likes of Skyrim, already enjoying the hell out of Arkham City, or Battlefield 3 , or Gears of War 3 . Unless you're filthy... More
  • WGWC: The heart of a blogger

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    I wasn't going to be taking part in BlackHeartedWolf's Writer's Guild Weekly Challenge, mainly due to time constraints. However, he put a little poison pill in the very first challenge, one that's guaranteed to attract almost any writer: a chance to write about themselves. How devilish! How evil! How...effective.

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    I wasn't going to be taking part in BlackHeartedWolf's Writer's Guild Weekly Challenge, mainly due to time constraints. However, he put a little poison pill in the very first challenge , one that's guaranteed to attract almost any writer... More
  • I'm back on PSN! - The sad legacy of a broken console

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    One of the most common complaints I've heard about the PS3 is the seemingly constant need for system updates These updates are big and can sometimes take a bit of time to download and install.

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    One of the most common complaints I've heard about the PS3 is the seemingly constant need for system updates These updates are big and can sometimes take a bit of time to download and install. Generally, though, the process of updating doesn't... More
  • Another "Are Video Games Art" Post - But With a Twist

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    I really hate this question.

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    I really hate this question. No, I don't hate it. I loathe it. I'm getting sick of all the heated debates about whether or not video games are art. I wish I could go back in time and tape Roger Ebert's hands together and away from his keyboard... More