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  • 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
  • The Limits of Sympathy

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    This isn't a game-related post, but it alludes to a partial explanation of why I haven't been blogging here in the last couple of weeks (though there are other things going on as well). Also, I know some of the bloggers here have gone through some tough times, or know people who have gone though them, so I thought it might be relevant to at least some of you. In that sense, maybe it can be considered a GIO blog, even if it's not games-related.

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    This isn't a game-related post, but it alludes to a partial explanation of why I haven't been blogging here in the last couple of weeks (though there are other things going on as well). Also, I know some of the bloggers here have gone through... More
  • The Real Stars of this 2011 Fall Gaming Season

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    Everybody is aware of all the so-called "big name" games that are coming out this fall. Gamers across the country and the world are saving their pennies, making harsh decisions on which anxiously-awaited game(s) will have to wait and perhaps be bought at a later date. The war between Battlefield fans and CoD fans will continue unabated.

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    Everybody is aware of all the so-called "big name" games that are coming out this fall. Gamers across the country and the world are saving their pennies, making harsh decisions on which anxiously-awaited game(s) will have to wait and perhaps... More
  • Commenting behaviour on GIO posts

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    I just did a post on my personal blog about commenting on blog posts, especially site that moderate comments to avoid controversy (or whatever other reason they offer).

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    I just did a post on my personal blog about commenting on blog posts , especially site that moderate comments to avoid controversy (or whatever other reason they offer). That got me to thinking about GIO and how it operates, and how we as a community... More
  • The Agony of Defeat

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    I admit it. I've been defeated. I'm out of gas, patience, and my thumb hurts. Other games are calling my name, wondering why I haven't started playing them instead of bashing my head against the wall until it's a bloody pulp.

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    I admit it. I've been defeated. I'm out of gas, patience, and my thumb hurts. Other games are calling my name, wondering why I haven't started playing them instead of bashing my head against the wall until it's a bloody pulp. No, I'm... More
  • Buying Games on Day of Release?

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    We all know the controversy: Now that consoles are increasingly tied to the Internet, thus allowing games to be patched, are we all just glorified beta testers? Are companies able to put out buggy games and rake in the dough from them because they can always put out a patch and fix the game later?

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    We all know the controversy: Now that consoles are increasingly tied to the Internet, thus allowing games to be patched, are we all just glorified beta testers? Are companies able to put out buggy games and rake in the dough from them because they can... More