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  • War Is Not Just For Soldiers

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    The Monday I returned to work after the holiday season winter slammed my area with freezing cold, icy wind, and inches of snow. I stood at the bus stop that predawn Monday morning, ungloved my thumb to read the newspaper on my smartphone and I scrolled... More
  • The Modern Day Arcade: Bringing Couples Of All Kinds Together

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    When my girlfriend and I decided to stay home in Pittsburgh for ringing in the New Year, we knew immediately that we wanted to celebrate at Dave and Buster's. We arrived for an early dinner which let us watch a college football bowl game on the mega... More
  • The Gamer's Commitment

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    The holidays are winding down. Our new video games are filling up our hard drives and still the sales continue. An e-mail just came through that I received a Steam gift and a $25 Best Buy gift card is burning a hole in my wallet. I certainly don't... More
  • The New IP Curse

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    The year is winding down and looking back on 2014, we received many new IP releases. Developers sought to create the next Mass Effect or Assassin's Creed, two franchise that definitely didn't nail the initial game but both series went on to define... More
  • Black Friday Was Here!

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    Black Friday has come and gone. My wallet is lighter and my stack of games is higher. I don't need any additional games and I mean it this time (I actually do, I need to pay for my wedding). My perpetual work deadline finally ended and I am now a... More
  • Evolve: Evolving What Disability Accessibility In Video Games Is

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    Life may be busy and my backlog may be full but last weekend brought up Evolve's Big Alpha and I jumped right in excited to play the buzzed about game for myself. I wrote the following blog about the disability accessibility of Evolve's Big Alpha originally for www.dagersystem.com, a website focused on disability accessibility in video games. The short version of the blog below is that being a new IP and a potential trend setting game for the next generation doesn't preclude a game from implementing not only expected disability accessibility but from adding to the standard accessibility features. Sure, we can continue discussing the long term potential of a competitive game mode that was new and taken out of context of what our $60 purchase will get us in February 2015. Yet, as a deaf gamer, I deeply appreciate the inclusion of not only subtitles in a multiplayer game but also the "extras" that made the subtitles readable and tagged with the name of the speaker. 

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    Life may be busy and my backlog may be full but last weekend brought up Evolve's Big Alpha and I jumped right in excited to play the buzzed about game for myself. I wrote the following blog about the disability accessibility of Evolve's Big Alpha... More
  • The Season Pass Or How Blizzard Is A Genius

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    DLC is a given. We can crack horse armor jokes and stamp our feet about locked on disc content but gamers recognize that almost all modern day games will offer up DLC for an additional price. The latest DLC evolution is the Season Pass which bundles all... More
  • The Life Of A Master Thief: Stealing Candlesticks, Scissors, and Magnifying Glasses

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    After I received my Xbox One I wanted a more story focused game than Titanfall or Forza Motorsport 5 and my first game purchase was Thief. Admittedly, I am an Eidos Montreal fan after last console generation's Deus Ex: Human Revolution made me a believer... More
  • Fall 2014: What To Buy? Everything!

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    It's that time of year again. No, not the most wonderful but the cusp of the fall gaming releases. I've been reviewing the game releases this fall and counting my gaming money trying to budget for the games that I want to buy on day one along... More
  • 13 Years Versus 6 Days: Master Chief v. The Guardians

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    With the launch of Destiny, the Guardians are now becoming legends. But one legend has been saving the universe since 2001. Created by Bungie but continuing his journey across the galaxy with 343 Industries, Master Chief, the star of Halo, steps up to... More
  • A Deaf Gamer's Destiny

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    After I cleared my head from a busy summer and I looked at the fall video game line up, my hard decisions began and I made the call to cancel my pre-order for the Limited Edition of Destiny. I played the beta in July 2014 and I enjoyed the new console MMO experience. After all, I happened upon a impromptu dance party in the Tower, the game's social hub. But with my new Xbox One more games are available to me this fall and looking back at the beta I realized that Destiny, at least at launch, isn't the game for me. 

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    After I cleared my head from a busy summer and I looked at the fall video game line up, my hard decisions began and I made the call to cancel my pre-order for the Limited Edition of Destiny. I played the beta in July 2014 and I enjoyed the new console... More
  • One Gamer's Amazing Birthday

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    Wow, so the summer has passed. August largely disappeared from me in a work filled haze. September will include a good amount of work deadlines too but life is too short to stay away from Game Informer Online (and DAGERS , the website about video game... More
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