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  • New Blog!

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    As readers of yesterday's review of Costume Quest already know (and judging by the number of views, that's not many of you), I'm starting up a video game review blog.

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    As readers of yesterday's review of Costume Quest already know (and judging by the number of views, that's not many of you), I'm starting up a video game review blog. It's called " Dave's Video Game Revue ," and I've... More
  • Review - Costume Quest - Ultimate Cuteness!!!

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    Sometimes I realize that there's more to life than shooters. Blowing things up is cool, watching bloody body parts go flying can be wicked, but sometimes you just want something a bit more...peaceful. Something fun, of course. But something cute that's... More
  • 5 Myths About Video Games

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    I know we generally despise how outsiders view us and our hobby, but sometimes they actually produce something interesting.

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    I know we generally despise how outsiders view us and our hobby, but sometimes they actually produce something interesting. Of course, I'm not talking about the media. But I love "How Stuff Works," especially their "Stuff You Missed... More
  • Reviewers: prior knowledge can be a good thing!

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    Should reviewers have some knowledge of the history of what they're reviewing? Even just a little? Enough to know that, for example, graphics in an FPS have moved beyond the Doom 2 stage?

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    Should reviewers have some knowledge of the history of what they're reviewing? Even just a little? Enough to know that, for example, graphics in an FPS have moved beyond the Doom 2 stage? You would think so, but I guess that's not necessarily... More
  • Catching Up

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    I don't know where the time goes. Every time I vow to spend a little more time on the site, circumstances come up that keep me away.

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    I don't know where the time goes. Every time I vow to spend a little more time on the site, circumstances come up that keep me away. It's been almost two weeks since I posted a blog, so let's catch up on what's been going on. 1) Fallout... More
  • Some cool changes to the GIO site

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    There have been some great changes made to the GI site recently. Some of them may not be *that* new (I admit, I've been very intermittent in my visits to the site recently), but they're new to me. Either I just noticed them, or I noticed them a short time ago but just haven't had the time to compliment the designers and mention them here.

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    There have been some great changes made to the GI site recently. Some of them may not be *that* new (I admit, I've been very intermittent in my visits to the site recently), but they're new to me. Either I just noticed them, or I noticed them... More
  • How Important is Game Length to You?

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    The length of games has been an issue for gamers for many years now, with people coming down on both sides of it.

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    The length of games has been an issue for gamers for many years now, with people coming down on both sides of it. Some say that it doesn't matter how long a game is, as long as it's an overall quality experience. Others say that "If I'm... More
  • Blog Smorgasbord - Black Ops, Trivia and Podcast! And other stuff

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    Today's blog is a bit of a mish-mash. I don't have one specific topic I want to blog long about, but I have a few short ones.

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    Today's blog is a bit of a mish-mash. I don't have one specific topic I want to blog long about, but I have a few short ones. But first, I wanted to thank Annette for herding my Band of Bloggers #2 ! It's the first time in a while, and gave... More
  • Band of Bloggers #2

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    How important is our identity online? Is it just another aspect of our "real life" identity, and equally important?

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    How important is our identity online? Is it just another aspect of our "real life" identity, and equally important? That's something I had to consider when Saint sent me the question for this week's Band of Bloggers entry (and many thanks... More
  • GI Digital and an ode to Andy

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    Some of you may remember that I'm actually a transplanted American. I'm originally from Iowa but I now live up here in rainy Vancouver.

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    Some of you may remember that I'm actually a transplanted American. I'm originally from Iowa but I now live up here in rainy Vancouver. I've been a subscriber to GI for a few years now, when I stopped in at a Gamestop one time while I was... More
  • Get me Bobby Kotick! Line 1!

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    Gee, it's Friday, so the irritating Michael Pachter must have opened his mouth.

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    Gee, it's Friday, so the irritating Michael Pachter must have opened his mouth . (Yes, I know it's technically Saturday, but I wasn't able to post yesterday). And yet again, he's talking about Call of Duty multiplayer! He's starting... More
  • Those Crazy Kings Hiding Their Loot

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    Playing games like Uncharted and Tomb Raider (or imagining playing, as I haven't played any of the latter), I often wonder as I'm jumping from ledge to ledge, trying to keep from that fatal plunge to my death 200 feet below: why is this here?

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    Playing games like Uncharted and Tomb Raider (or imagining playing, as I haven't played any of the latter), I often wonder as I'm jumping from ledge to ledge, trying to keep from that fatal plunge to my death 200 feet below: why is this here?... More