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  • Kids Say the Darndest Things - Part 2

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    This blog is a long time coming. Part 1 was done so long ago that I had forgotten about it. It wasn't until I spoke with Joyful Penguin that I remembered to gather material for this installment. I am a gamer. More importantly, I am a parent. I have... More
  • Dead Island Is Better Than The Walking Dead

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    (No bloody/gore-filled pictures will be used in this blog for certain audiences.)

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    (No bloody/gore-filled pictures will be used in this blog for certain audiences.) I am fully prepared for the backlash this blog is sure to bring. Ever since my blog just before the end of the year about my opinion of The Walking Dead game. It was not... More
  • A Blog About Sports Games

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    People have complained about the lack of sports writing on GIO. This is my attempt to change that, and spark the conversation. 

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    People have complained about the lack of sports writing on GIO. This is my attempt to change that, and spark the conversation. I wouldn't classify myself as a jock or sports nut. I did play soccer, basketball, and track in high school, however, so... More
  • Need A Bodyguard? Hire These Guys

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    I was daydreaming the other day, as I often do. My wife was watching one of those celebrity news shows, and the content invaded my head. I began to wonder how I would handle being famous, and how awesome it would be to have a security team ensuring my... More
  • I Hate Being A Gamer

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    Yea. You read that correctly. I am an admitted video game addict, and I hate it. What am I doing to change this about myself? Absolutely nothing. In fact, now that the newspaper I wrote for went under, I have even more time for gaming. Yes, I am job hunting... More
  • The Most Unattractive Video Game Characters

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    For those looking for a list of traditionally ugly video game characters, you're going to be disappointed. There will be no Krogan or aliens or monsters in this blog. Instead, I will bring up some characters that you wouldn't necessarily consider... More
  • The Journal of an XCOM Soldier

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    -The following was found on the ground while cleaning after the alien threat had been subdued. The language of the writing was Japanese, and has been loosely translated.- Day 1 I arrived today at the base. Everyone here is on edge. all of these people... More
  • My Top 3 Games of 2012

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    So GI has been filled with these types of blogs/lists so I have held off on doing my own. I had planned on a Top 5 sort of thing, but I think a more in-depth Top 3 would be better. So, here's my attempt at being one of you cool kids. Ha! No. 3 - FFXIII... More
  • I'm With Ryckert On This One...

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    I need to start off by saying that if you aren't on Twitter, you're missing out on a pretty enjoyable part of GIO. Yesterday, GI Staffer Dan Ryckert voiced his opinion about The Walking Dead game. He was baffled that it continually showed up on... More
  • Why I'm Still Apart of GIO

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    I know, I know... another blog about the community. If you don't like it, stop reading now. 

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    I know, I know... another blog about the community. If you don't like it, stop reading now. Anyways, I have said time and time again that GIO has one of the best online communities anywhere on the internet. Everyone is helpful, and eager to lend a... More
  • The Perils of Purchasing A New Game

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    We've all heard the horror stories from people who have purchased used games. Mainly, these stories are from people against the used game practice. You know the stories... a scratched disc, or freezing, or just a faulty product. It used to be, that purchasing a game that was new negated these types of issues. I'm here to tell you that those times are over.

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    We've all heard the horror stories from people who have purchased used games. Mainly, these stories are from people against the used game practice. You know the stories... a scratched disc, or freezing, or just a faulty product. It used to be, that... More
  • Failure Tastes Like Poop

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    So I was doing this 31/31 thing this month. Those of you paying attention may have noticed that I did not blog yesterday. I have effectively failed the challenge. 

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    So I was doing this 31/31 thing this month. Those of you paying attention may have noticed that I did not blog yesterday. I have effectively failed the challenge. That being said, I feel awful about it. I had a blog ready and was on my way to write it... More
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