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  • Microsoft: New Xbox To Have Mandatory Optional Content

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    A recently leaked patent reveals several key features that Microsoft is working on implementing with the next Xbox.

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    A recently leaked patent reveals several key features that Microsoft is working on implementing with the next Xbox. Hardware specs indicate technology aimed at utilizing several new functionalities. First, a "depth camera system" - likely part... More
  • PAX East - Now For Something Completely Different

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    Sunday had my wife and I exploring a venue full of displays and attractions, exhibits meant to pull us in and grab our attention by showing us fantastic things we couldn't see elsewhere. Some were educational, some were cute, others were simply fascinating. However, we weren't walking the floor of the Boston Convention and Expo Center.

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    Sunday had my wife and I exploring a venue full of displays and attractions, exhibits meant to pull us in and grab our attention by showing us fantastic things we couldn't see elsewhere. Some were educational, some were cute, others were simply fascinating... More
  • PAX East - Helping the Children, and My Dinner With Indie

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    PAX is full of some truly wonderful experiences, and those are in turn fueled by some truly wonderful people. I mentioned in an earlier blog that I could have easily spent all three days simply attending panels. The line-up this year had a fascinating mix.

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    PAX is full of some truly wonderful experiences, and those are in turn fueled by some truly wonderful people. I mentioned in an earlier blog that I could have easily spent all three days simply attending panels. The line-up this year had a fascinating... More
  • PAX East - All the Sights and Sounds

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    I'm prone to making some poor choices, and Saturday at PAX was no different.

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    I'm prone to making some poor choices, and Saturday at PAX was no different. A combination of insomnia and habit had me up at around 7 AM on a day that my wife normally sleeps in. Since I was probably going to spend copious amounts of time standing... More
  • PAX East - Hands on with State of Decay

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    With this being my first PAX, I was horribly unprepared for some things - like the fact that lines to play some of the hottest game can easily run 6 hours. I was excited to hear that The Last Of Us, Remember Me, and Transistor would have playable demos there, but I never managed to get on line early enough and ended up having to sacrifice playing those games in favor of others - or, in some cases, simply wandering the convention floor at random, just to see what was out there.

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    With this being my first PAX, I was horribly unprepared for some things - like the fact that lines to play some of the hottest game can easily run 6 hours. I was excited to hear that The Last Of Us, Remember Me, and Transistor would have playable demos... More
  • PAX East - Friday Cosplay Extravaganza

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    I started off my PAX weekend by skipping the convention floor (and the nearly 2 hour queue line) entirely, and meeting up with a friend for a panel on cosplaying.

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    I started off my PAX weekend by skipping the convention floor (and the nearly 2 hour queue line) entirely, and meeting up with a friend for a panel on cosplaying. The panel was hosted by a number of cosplayers: Bill Doran, the one-man show behind his... More
  • Pax East - A Retrospective

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    I'm back from my first PAX event, and my head is still swimming with visions and memories of the things I've seen, games I've played, and people I've met over the last few days. It was an amazing weekend, and I'll be blogging about it most of this week, hoping to capture some fraction of how much fun I had in plain old text-and-pictures format.

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    I'm back from my first PAX event, and my head is still swimming with visions and memories of the things I've seen, games I've played, and people I've met over the last few days. It was an amazing weekend, and I'll be blogging about... More
  • Catching Up With An Old Friend

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    Lara pushed up against the brick wall. The long, narrow passage had lead to an open area with some cover, and multiple enemies. Spotlights and machine guns covering the area from above. She crouched behind some cover, taking out the first spotlight with a well placed arrow. With the nearest guard no longer illuminated, she performed a stealth takedown with her bow, moving to the nearest cover. A second spotlight swept the area, and Lara took note of the remaining guards and their movements.

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    "Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it." - Mark Twain Lara pushed up against the brick wall. The long, narrow passage had lead to an open area with some cover, and multiple enemies. Spotlights and machine guns covering... More
  • Community Events Going On This Week

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    There are a number of thing going on this week and weekend, so I thought I'd try to gather them all up in one place.

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    There are a number of thing going on this week and weekend, so I thought I'd try to gather them all up in one place. First, a big thank you to everyone who was able to make it to last week's Halo night. We ended up with a party of 8 at one point... More
  • Community Game Night - Saturday, March 2nd

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    I've been meaning to try to either revitalize the Groups/Forums for this, or start a new one. But until that happens, I wanted to put this up here for people to see. There've been quite a few community game nights already this year, so to help... More
  • A Matter of Perspective

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    Over the course of completing a 31/31 on here, I found myself blogging on a variety of topics. A lot of those got me thinking - about what I'd like to see more of in the GIO blogs, what I'd like to see more of in games this year, and what I'd like to see more of from myself.

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    Over the course of completing a 31/31 on here, I found myself blogging on a variety of topics. A lot of those got me thinking - about what I'd like to see more of in the GIO blogs, what I'd like to see more of in games this year, and what I'd... More
  • 31/31 - The Final Stretch, and Looking Back

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    Well, it's been a hell of a ride. 31 blogs doesn't sound like a lot at first, but trying to squeeze them into as many days quickly becomes an intimidating task. Writing this much certainly helped me learn a bit about myself, but I thought it would be more appropriate to look back at the last month, and see what I've learned about the GIO community.

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    Well, it's been a hell of a ride. 31 blogs doesn't sound like a lot at first, but trying to squeeze them into as many days quickly becomes an intimidating task. Writing this much certainly helped me learn a bit about myself, but I thought it would... More
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