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  • 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
  • The Annoyance of the Boss Battle - a Rant

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    Boss battles in video games have been around seemingly forever, maybe even since the coin-op explosion of the 70s and 80s.

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    Boss battles in video games have been around seemingly forever, maybe even since the coin-op explosion of the 70s and 80s. Do you remember, in Pac-Man, when you would finish one of the levels and everything on the screen would disappear, leaving your... More
  • My Pinball FX2 Addiction - Please Help Me!

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    Hi, I'm Dave...and I'm a Pinball-holic.

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    Hi, I'm Dave...and I'm a Pinball-holic. (Hi, Dave!) Yes, I admit that I've been sinking hour upon hour into all twenty tables of Pinball FX2 . (Thanks to PlusXP ) I simply can't help myself. I have huge scores on most of the tables, but... More
  • Should single-player-only games be cheaper?

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    That's certainly one way to look at why some recent games have tanked, though I'm not sure it's the only reason.

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    That's certainly one way to look at why some recent games have tanked, though I'm not sure it's the only reason. I've been playing the well-reviewed recent game, Shadows of the Damned , and think it's actually a pretty good game. However... More
  • From Journalism to Community Manager

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    As the giant web of social media continues to grow and grow, and as video game fans continue to cluster online in order to complain about (or sometimes compliment) some of the biggest games out there, gaming companies are learning that they need to have a presence online in order to interact with these people. They need somebody who can go online, listen to the fanbase, and communicate with it.

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    As the giant web of social media continues to grow and grow, and as video game fans continue to cluster online in order to complain about (or sometimes compliment) some of the biggest games out there, gaming companies are learning that they need to have... More
  • Does this count as a guilty pleasure?

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    I'm a big fan of the CSI television show (the Las Vegas one, I stopped watching Miami after it became boring to make fun of it, and never got into New York). So you'd think that the CSI video games would be totally up my alley, right?

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    I'm a big fan of the CSI television show (the Las Vegas one, I stopped watching Miami after it became boring to make fun of it, and never got into New York). So you'd think that the CSI video games would be totally up my alley, right? Ding ding... More