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  • Favorite Arcade Memories?

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    This is for the old folks here, though the rest of you can take part too (see below).

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    This is for the old folks here, though the rest of you can take part too (see below). We all love video games here, or else we wouldn't be here. Some people have some very fond memories of their first console, be it SNES or PS1 or whatever. But some... More
  • Activision's biggest 2010 failure

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    Those who have been following this blog know that I'm not an Activision-hater. In fact, I've come to its defense a few times. Somebody complaining about CoD being run into the ground? I'm there defending it. Complaints about Bobby Kotick's latest news-making statements? Ok, I'm not always there, but I do occasionally point out when he's been taken out of context.

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    Those who have been following this blog know that I'm not an Activision-hater. In fact, I've come to its defense a few times. Somebody complaining about CoD being run into the ground? I'm there defending it. Complaints about Bobby Kotick's... More
  • It's not the TV's fault! Don't hurt it!

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    You @#%@%@%!%!!!!!!

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    You @#%@%@%!%!!!!!! No, that's not what I think of you, dear reader. You know you're the most important thing to me. In reality, that's the typical conversation some gamers have with their TVs or monitors when they're playing a game. I've... More
  • Secret Achievements?

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    At the end of yesterday's post about Achievements and whether they're worth anything, I had a brainstorm. (Yes, it was quite painful)

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    At the end of yesterday's post about Achievements and whether they're worth anything, I had a brainstorm. (Yes, it was quite painful) What if achievements were secret, so you didn't know what they were until you unlocked them? Now, this is... More
  • Arcade Gaming Shrine - cool new video game video!

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    Yes, I know that sounds redundant.

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    Yes, I know that sounds redundant. Regular readers of this blog know that I'm a big fan of Dan Americh, even since he's gone to the dark side over at Activision. One of his side projects, just for fun, is Palette-Swap Ninja , something he does... More
  • Do achievements really mean anything?

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    Got blasted from both sides on this issue over the last couple of days, and it caused me to think.

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    Got blasted from both sides on this issue over the last couple of days, and it caused me to think. And you know you hate it when that happens. First, I am catching up on my Game Informer magazines, and read Matt Hegelson's article on why Gamerscore... More
  • In-game advertising: hate it? Or REALLY HATE it?

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    Activision's Bobby Kotick has been taken to task (Ok, that's putting it mildly) for a lot of the things he's said. It's funny how nobody ever broadcasts the things he says that most gamers actually agree with.

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    Activision's Bobby Kotick has been taken to task (Ok, that's putting it mildly) for a lot of the things he's said. It's funny how nobody ever broadcasts the things he says that most gamers actually agree with. One of those statements is... More
  • Are you a gamer? Are you lonely? Here's something that might help

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    Yes, fellow gamers, GameCrush has launched!

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    Yes, fellow gamers, GameCrush has launched! This service allows you to play your favourite games and have some female companionship! Unless you're married, of course, in which case the female companionship you're actually getting is probably complaining... More
  • Another thing to blame video games for!

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    Yes, now you can blame video games for your pets going berserk.

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    Yes, now you can blame video games for your pets going berserk. Don't believe me? See this article from the Daily Mail in the UK (h/t: Games Radar ) that reports on a 9-year-old girl in the UK whose lip was bitten off by a bull mastiff, allegedly... More
  • Warning! Reading this may cause your eyes to explode

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    Exploding peripherals would certainly make your day kind of sucky, wouldn't they?

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    Exploding peripherals would certainly make your day kind of sucky, wouldn't they? I was looking for some blogging inspiration, and happened upon the news item about Sony's press release regarding counterfeit PS3 controllers possibly exploding... More
  • Netflix arrives in Canada!

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    Yes, I know this announcement is a few days old, but I've been immersing myself in it so that I can comment on it, rather than just announcing it.

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    Yes, I know this announcement is a few days old, but I've been immersing myself in it so that I can comment on it, rather than just announcing it. As of Wednesday, Netflix is now available in Canada, but only for streaming video. They will not be... More
  • Grandma's buying me an M-rated game!

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    During my recent trip to Iowa, there was a hilarious incident that I feel I must share.

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    During my recent trip to Iowa, there was a hilarious incident that I feel I must share. The wife and I were at a local shopping centre, and she wanted to look at some clothes. There was a video game store just a few stores down, so rather than hover over... More