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  • Wow! Annette actually spoke to me!

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    Do you feel a bit giddy when you post something (whether a blog post or a forum post that's not just a request for help) and somebody from GI actually responds to it? Or, maybe not even giddy, but just a small "whoa, this is much cooler than when somebody like hist responds to me" kind of feeling?

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    Do you feel a bit giddy when you post something (whether a blog post or a forum post that's not just a request for help) and somebody from GI actually responds to it? Or, maybe not even giddy, but just a small "whoa, this is much cooler than... More
  • More Activision (and Call of Duty) Kookiness

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    So the notorious "market analyst" who shall not be named** is at it again. According to many media outlets (including Game Informer), he's upset that Activision Publishing's CEO has come out and definitively stated that Activision will never charge for multiplayer in Call of Duty. Since this market analyst has been saying for months now that Activision *is* planning on doing it, he's now gone on record as saying it's a crime against the shareholders for Activision *not* to do what he's been saying they're going to do.

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    So the notorious "market analyst" who shall not be named** is at it again. According to many media outlets (including Game Informer ), he's upset that Activision Publishing's CEO has come out and definitively stated that Activision will... More
  • 15 Authors - a Different Take

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    This is another one of those Facebook memes that's going around (they seemed to take a powder for a little while, or at least nobody deigned to include me). When I was tagged in this meme, I said to myself "Self," (because I always address myself), "why not post this to your blog instead of Facebook? She reads the blog anyway, thus fulfilling the contractual Facebook obligations of responding to these memes" (it's signed in blood...didn't you realize that's what they were doing when you felt that prick on your finger the first time you logged in?)

    The Rules - Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors, poets included, who've influenced you and will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag at least fifteen friends, including me, because I am interested in seeing what authors my friends choose.

    Ok, I won't be tagging anybody specifically, but any of you who are reading this must respond!!! You....cannot.....resist.....

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    This is another one of those Facebook memes that's going around (they seemed to take a powder for a little while, or at least nobody deigned to include me). When I was tagged in this meme, I said to myself "Self," (because I always address... More
  • Thank you, Leslie Nielsen

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    As most of you already know, actor Leslie Nielsen died yesterday at the age of 84. I honestly didn't even know that he'd been ill, but I don't really keep up with a lot of the celebrity gossip, and Nielsen wasn't usually found in those pages anyway.

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    As most of you already know, actor Leslie Nielsen died yesterday at the age of 84. I honestly didn't even know that he'd been ill, but I don't really keep up with a lot of the celebrity gossip, and Nielsen wasn't usually found in those... More
  • Consoles vs PCs - Crytek weighs in

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    I used to play PC games a lot, but I could never keep up with the latest games because my PC wouldn't run them. Or, they would run them, but not at optimum where you can see all the bells and whistles that the game developer obviously wanted you to play with. Sure, the game might be fun even without all of that, but I felt like I was missing out. Why play a game where the graphics are supposedly mind-blowing when you have to dial things down so much to run it on your machine that the graphics are no longer blowing your mind away?

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    I used to play PC games a lot, but I could never keep up with the latest games because my PC wouldn't run them. Or, they would run them, but not at optimum where you can see all the bells and whistles that the game developer obviously wanted you to... More
  • Scheduling Posts and Some Other GIO Blogging Tips

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    Recently, there has been some gnashing of teeth about the frequency some people post blogs.

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    Recently, there has been some gnashing of teeth about the frequency some people post blogs. "You're forcing other good blogs off the front page!" or "It's just too much to read at one time!" I actually don't understand... More
  • The Call of Duty Multiplayer Multiblog

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    There are a *lot* of Black Ops blogs out there, saying a lot of things I could already say (and I'm sure lots that I would disagree with too).

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    There are a *lot* of Black Ops blogs out there, saying a lot of things I could already say (and I'm sure lots that I would disagree with too). I'm not going to review the game, or the multiplayer, because it's all been done before. I would... More
  • Splosion Man - Running toward greatness, one explosion at a time

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    I've never really been much of a "platformer" gamer. I never played the various Mario games; Donkey Kong was enjoyable at the time, but I hold no real fond memories of it other than as just one of the many coin-op games I played as a kid.

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    I've never really been much of a "platformer" gamer. I never played the various Mario games; Donkey Kong was enjoyable at the time, but I hold no real fond memories of it other than as just one of the many coin-op games I played as a kid... More
  • Call of Duty - responsible for a baby non-boom?

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    I've seen a lot of Call of Duty articles recently due to the recent launch of Black Ops (I haven't read that many, but I've seen them).

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    I've seen a lot of Call of Duty articles recently due to the recent launch of Black Ops (I haven't read that many, but I've seen them). There is one that did make me just stop and stare for a minute. Did you know that Call of Duty is keeping... More
  • Remembering the Fallen and Those Who Served

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    It's November 11. Remembrance Day, or Veterans Day, depending on where you live.

    Do people really remember what this day is for?

    I hope they do. This is the day where we remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. Those who ha

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    It's November 11. Remembrance Day, or Veterans Day, depending on where you live. Do people really remember what this day is for? I hope they do. This is the day where we remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have fought to preserve... More
  • Feeling sorry for game characters

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    I was playing this one level of Splosion Man last night (yes, I downloaded it, and yes, it is an awesome platformer...review to come when I'm finished).

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    I was playing this one level of Splosion Man last night (yes, I downloaded it, and yes, it is an awesome platformer...review to come when I'm finished). Actually, playing and *dying* a lot in this one level, but I digress. Anyway, as Splosion Man... More
  • Blogging stuff - and other junk

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    There's been a lot of tension in the GI blogging community over the last few days. While I don't have a lot to say about it, I do have something, so I thought I'd do a "items too small for their own blog posts" post, for your reading pleasure (or displeasure, or indifference).

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    There's been a lot of tension in the GI blogging community over the last few days. While I don't have a lot to say about it, I do have something, so I thought I'd do a "items too small for their own blog posts" post, for your reading... More