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  • Marco's Movie Night- Ex Machina

     

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    If there's one thing that I love about gaming, it's the ability to immerse myself in the lush fantasy world's of cyber culture. Like most people my age, the 90's were a high-point for sci-lovers. Movies like Terminator 2: Judgement Day... More
  • Why Konami's "Skill-Based" Gambling Is A Bad Omen

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    One of my favorite shows to watch these days is a show called The Profit on CNBC. The premise of that show is much like that of other shows like Shark Tank, or Hotel Hell with Gordon Ramsay. That premise is that the core of good business is about providing... More
  • How Many Times Must I Pay?

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    Over the years, there have been no small number of consoles an

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    Over the years, there have been no small number of consoles and games that I have missed because, well... money, and... yeah, money. For much of my early life as a gamer, my gaming experiences consisted of playing at friends houses or in arcades. The... More
  • The Diabolical Dilemma of Reboots, Remakes, and Rehashes

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    Okay... so, it's 1:24am and I cannot sleep. So what do I do? One of my favorite go-to solutions for insomnia. I make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pour a glass of milk and veg out. Well, and in this case, maybe blog a bit. How did this all get... More
  • Blog Herding Challenge: Laura Bow In: The Dagger of Amon Ra

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    The 90's. Withou

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    The 90's. Without a doubt, a very bright spot, in my life as a gamer. I bought my first desktop computer in the 90's, and that purchase just happened to coincide with what would come to be PC gaming's golden era. The thing that I grew to love... More
  • The World Needs Androids Now More Than Ever

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    A few days ago, I was talking to a co-worker about Watchdogs and how poorly it had been received. I hadn't really had the chance to experience it myself, but I had certainly heard my fair share of complaints. My co-worker essentially echoed what I'd... More
  • How Important Is American Gaming?

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    As a child, I grew up in a community where people were fiercely patriotic. That patriotism bled over into all sorts of things. One of the most common points of contention was cars. Back then, to be seen proudly driving a Honda or Toyota was tantamount... More
  • Clans, Guilds & Alliances, and The Folly of Numbers

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    Conventional wisdom dictates that there is greater strength in numbers. As a result, people are nearly always impressed with groups that seem to confer power upon their members. It is a way of thinking that is as old as the human race. But it is not without... More
  • Pop Songs For BAD Game Developers (With A Few Twists)

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    I was bored and I kept thinking of all of the sub-par releases and broken games that plagued 2014. For some reason, I kept thinking of songs while trying to form an idea for a blog. This is the result. And you can tell everybody that this is your song... More
  • What If???? (Pondering An Alternate Video Game History)

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    If I think back to my very first encounters with video games... well, wow. It's been a long time. For the record, my love affair with video games goes back pretty far, at least in my opinion. But I do know of several GIO members who've been at... More
  • What Every Gamer Needs To Know About Women (Whether They Play Games Or Not)

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    I recently read a fairly detailed article about the controversy in Australia over the push to have Grand Theft Auto V banned due to it's graphic depictions of violence against women. As you can imagine, views on this issue were sharply polarized.... More
  • Play A Couple Games, And Call Me In The Morning...

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    Video games have been portrayed in many ways throughout the past two decades or more, but as medicine? As our understanding of gaming culture evolves, the picture that is developing is that a game a day may actually keep the doctor away... for a while... More
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