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  • Fall 2014: New Generation Console Not Needed

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    The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 are nearly a year old. Following the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Evolve came away with the "Best In Show" and the accompanying buzz as the fall 2014 "it" game that will usher in "next... More
  • The Fourth of July: As Told By Assassin’s Creed III

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    In recognition of the fourth of July, let's celebrate video game style! While not many games are set during the American Revolution one particular game in recent memory comes to mind, Assassin's Creed III. The Assassin's Creed symbol is stickered... More
  • Is The Next Generation A Post Console World?

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    Playstation Now fascinates me. The concept of a digital only library of a gaming console behemoth's games that are available without a console blows my mind. The digital only revolution is already here and proven as viable through Valve's Steam... More
  • When I Am Not Gaming I Am Thinking About Gaming (Is That Bad?)

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    Once upon a time I was a middle school child obsessed with Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole, an RPG on the Sega Genesis. I only had a handful of games for the system because my mother and I compromised on her stance that girls shouldn't play... More
  • What Are We Gaming On?

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    The next generation of games is heating up with the summer months. But on whatever device we game on addictive games exist for the variety of gaming enabled devices. Personally, in the last couple of weeks, I picked up a PC game (The Novelist) in the... More
  • Keeping On Writing (We'll See Who Keeps On Reading)

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    You are most likely unaware but in January 2013 I committed myself to a weekly blog with a goal of roughly 52 blogs within 52 weeks. The emphasis wasn't on adhering to an immutable time limit but on consistently writing (which is my number one piece... More
  • Gaming Is Complicated But What Isn't?

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    Announcing the Nintendo Tomodachi Life controversy about same sex relationships, transgender and non-gender conforming characters! Now that I've gotten the shock value out of the way, the Tomodachi Life controversy this past week made me think. Certainly... More
  • May The Force Be With Your Wii

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    Star Wars has been hard to avoid. From the news that the Star Wars canon is now reduced to the movies and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon to Game Informer Issue 253 featuring Into The Shadows, a Star Wars article by Andrew Reiner's, Game Informer's... More
  • How Multiplayer Is Bringing Back The Tutorial

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    Multiplayer as a dedicated mode in gaming is only growing. Yet, despite all of the “anti-social” gamer stereotypes gaming is an inherently social experience. After all, whether we play single or multiplayer based games here we are in a shared space discussing our

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    Multiplayer as a dedicated mode in gaming is only growing. Yet, despite all of the “anti-social” gamer stereotypes gaming is an inherently social experience. After all, whether we play single or multiplayer based games here we are in a shared... More
  • Deaf Accessibility In The "Old" Console Generation

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    While my Xbox 360 continues its decline towards obscurity in the wake of the Xbox One and Playstation 4, my time with my Xbox 360 has given me many hours of fun gaming. The latest console generation is only beginning. Certainly, I hope that highlights of video game accessibility transition into the current consoles. But looking all of the way back to my Xbox 360's early days reminds me of both the unique experiences and the highly polished AAA titles that kept me gaming as a deaf gamer. 

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    While my Xbox 360 continues its decline towards obscurity in the wake of the Xbox One and Playstation 4, my time with my Xbox 360 has given me many hours of fun gaming. The latest console generation is only beginning. Certainly, I hope that highlights... More
  • The First Impression Is Often The Last

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    In Februrary 2014 I picked up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 at launch. I wanted to participate in what is likely the last season of games exclusive to the now old generation. Having played and enjoyed Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Castlevania: Lords... More
  • The Disabled Gamers' Look Back: Gears of War

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    A brand new article must await next week as I spent this weekend catching up on deadlines and drafting new blogs about topics that I (and hopefully you will too) find interesting. For tonight, here is a look back on the Gears of War franchise that I originally wrote for dagersystem.com. Personally, the Gears of War franchise took time for me to get used to its slower shooter gameplay. Once I understood how to play the game I eagerly pursued all of the titles. I may be late to the party but the slower, team based multiplayer is a fun experience that I am glad I didn't miss. 

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    A brand new article must await next week as I spent this weekend catching up on deadlines and drafting new blogs about topics that I (and hopefully you will too) find interesting. For tonight, here is a look back on the Gears of War franchise that I originally... More
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