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  • 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
  • Swear Filter Inanities

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    We all know why web sites and other fora have swear filters for their users. It's because it's a site for all ages, and we don't want little kids to be out there cursing like drunken sailors (sorry, Saint) because of something they picked up on our web site.

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    We all know why web sites and other fora have swear filters for their users. It's because it's a site for all ages, and we don't want little kids to be out there cursing like drunken sailors (sorry, Saint) because of something they picked... More
  • Blogging philosophies

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    I've become very sporadic on my blogging here. I still enjoy it, but I seem stuck in a rut.

    Part of it is lack of time, or access to a computer for the period of time it takes to write a post, when I've actually thought of a topic. When I do decide that it's time I do one, I sometimes sit here staring at the screen, wondering what the hell I'm going to write about.

    When I first landed here on Game Informer, in May 2010 (has it really been less than a year?), I was looking for a place to put my video game thoughts, because readers of my regular blog didn't really care about video games. I wanted to talk about them, but why bother if nobody cares? So I was looking for an outlet. When I stumbled upon this site, and saw the user blog function here, I was in heaven.

    Saint inspired me with his daily blogs, all quality of one sort of another. I figured I could do the same thing.

    And I did for a while.

    Now I haven't been. And I have a bit of a new problem that's come along with the lack of regular blogging.

    When I do blog, is it going to be good? Thought-provoking? Will people read it and say "we've waited a week, or two weeks, for *that*?

    A cherished friend of mine wrote about this philosophy on her blog, and it's a post that I encourage everybody to read, especially bloggers. It's kind of long, but it's worth it.

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    I've become very sporadic on my blogging here. I still enjoy it, but I seem stuck in a rut. Part of it is lack of time, or access to a computer for the period of time it takes to write a post, when I've actually thought of a topic. When I do decide... More
  • The Internet - for the narcissist in all of us

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    Gamebeast had a great post this week about multiplayer gaming possibly making us more narcissistic. But I sometimes have to wonder.

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    Gamebeast had a great post this week about multiplayer gaming possibly making us more narcissistic . But I sometimes have to wonder. Is it multiplayer gaming? Or is it the entire Internet that's feeding into this narcissistic culture that we're... More
  • Comic Books and Technology - Bringing Back my Childhood

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    This post is a personal journey culminating in a wish for the future.

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    This post is a personal journey culminating in a wish for the future. I was a comic book collector for a very long time. I think I started collecting comics when I was in Junior High or High School (can't quite remember). I wasn't particular as... More
  • Are Gamers Too Spoiled?

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    Do we live our lives through constant complaints and negativity, rather than enjoying the wonders that modern gaming has brought us?

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    Do we live our lives through constant complaints and negativity, rather than enjoying the wonders that modern gaming has brought us? Jim Sterling is a rather controversial figure in Games Media. In fact, the couple of times I've heard him, I've... More
  • DLC and the Urge to Buy Games New

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    The news yesterday (or reminder, maybe, if the deadline is January 11) that Dragon Age II 's first DLC will be available free on the first day (March 8) if you pre-order the game by the 11th has done something to make a blogger cry in delight: combined... More