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  • More Evil Than The Big Evil

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    It's no surprise that I'm a fan of the bad guy. I find villains are, for the most part, more interesting characters than the protagonists we are forced to play as in video games. If an antagonist isn't well crafted or interesting, it makes... More
  • Outshining The Protagonist

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    One of the more important aspects of crafting a good game or series is a supporting cast of characters. The main character, or protagonist, is supposed to be the best and most developed character, but they often are not. It's not uncommon to come... More
  • There's No Denying A Great Game

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    The video game world is a pretty amazing source of entertainment. there's negative aspects to it, just like everything else, but as a whole, gaming is great. You're likely to agree with me, because you're reading this on a video game website... More
  • My Year On GIO

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    On March 16th of 2012, I posted my first blog here on GIO. It was an awful piece of writing, but the message was well-intended. Rockstar was the topic, and my love for the developer. I can still say with confidence that Rockstar is my favorite, but several... More
  • I Can't Juggle

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    Well, I can, but not very well. I'm not talking about tossing rounds things in the air. No, I mean juggling video games. When it comes to video games, I invest myself into what I'm playing. It doesn't matter if I'm playing a short FPS... More
  • Review Numbers - We're Doing It Wrong

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    People tend to forget that when they read a review of a game, they are reading someone's opinion. Still, the weight of a published review of a game can be a hefty one. Gamers often have a go-to website or reviewer they turn to when a deciding factor... More
  • #PlaystationMemories

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    A funny thing happened today. I checked my Twitter, as I often do, and found my feed to be overrun with the "hashtag" #PlaystationMemories. It was nice to see gamers tweet their experiences with Sony's previous (and present) console. I joined... More
  • Knowing Where You Came From

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    I am older than most. I was born in 1985 when the video game world was in its early days. I've seen the technology grow to what it is today. So, before I am stunned by Crysis 3, I thought I'd talk about a lost art of the gaming world.

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    I am older than most. I was born in 1985 when the video game world was in its early days. I've seen the technology grow to what it is today. So, before I am stunned by Crysis 3, I thought I'd talk about a lost art of the gaming world. Arcades... More
  • I'm A Bad Gamer

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    Former Game Informer intern Ali Rapp blogged about a few games she hadn't experienced just a few days ago. That's all fine and dandy, because we, as gamers, aren't able to play every single game we would like. Whether its money or time, its... More
  • Games To Play When You Don't Know What To Play

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    I'm not one to have a huge backlog of games. I suppose I can thank my financial situation for that. I play games on a budget, and cannot afford every new game that's released that I want to play. I have to be very selective with what I purchase... More
  • The ESRB And Me

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    I am a parent and a gamer. Walking the line to be good at both of those things can be tricky sometimes. Luckily, I had a great example when I was a child, of what not to do. Let me explain. I had awful parents. I haven't seen my mother since I was... More
  • My Wife Is A Closet Gamer

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    My wife doesn't play video games. She used to try, but that was before the kids came into the picture, and even then, she asked me to do the tough parts of games. When I talk about games, I can see her eyes wandering as she loses interest. Here lately... More
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