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  • The Evolution Of Water

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    Try and think of your very favorite experience with water in a vide

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    Try and think of your very favorite experience with water in a video game. One of the most amazing advances made in games has been in the animation of water. Everything from the physics, to the color, to sense of depth. All of these things come into play... More
  • "What A Wonderful World"

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    There are certain feelings and experiences in life that repeat without end, and yet, each time reminds you of how fascinating and rich life can be. But I'm not talking about big things like, mountain climbing in the Himalayas, or swimming with sharks... More
  • Fleetwood Mac Proves There's A Time To Let Go

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    When Sega announced that they were getting out of the hardware business, I was pretty bummed out. I had seen them rise from relative obscurity, to being the go to platform for arcade hits. My love of the Sonic the Hedgehog games kept me hoping that someday... More
  • Marco's Movie Night: Star Wars- The Last Jedi

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    I feel sad saying it, but as a franchise, I've begun to suffer from a bit of Star Wars fatigue. It almost feels as if we never really get a break from it, but rather, that the Star Wars universe has become a year-round phenomena. As my grandmother... More
  • Couch Potato Cosplay: When A Convention Is Just Too Much Commitment

     

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    One of the really magical things about childhood is the ability kids have to turn the ordinary and mundane into an adventure. Through the sheer power of imagination, kids often create their own "augmented reality". This is how the woods in which... More
  • Peeing On The Electric Fence

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    It's been said that there are three ways people can learn. The first is through observation. The second through instruction. And the last is... pain, or... peeing on the electric fence. Of those three options, one guarantees unpleasant results, and... More
  • Spiderman Go Away! Heroes & Villains Worthy Of Their Own Games

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    Soooo... as we all know, there's a new Spiderman game coming. And, to be honest, it looks good. Most Spiderman games have been decent, if nothing else. But wow, so this makes how many appearances on home consoles for our favorite web-slinger? And... More
  • I Can't Keep Up- When Technology Moves Faster Than Your Intentions

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    Around 2003, after what had been a long break from video games, I decided to jump back in. I was driven by feelings of nostalgia from the good times I'd had throughout my youth. By then, Sega left the hardware business, but there was still Nintendo... More
  • Microsoft Has A Problem, And It Involves A Certain Little Plumber

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    I'd be a hypocrite if I said that I wasn't interested in the Xbox One X. It's power, and potential to deliver stunning gameplay is undeniable. The Xbox One X is by all reports, the Bugatti Veyron of video game consoles. But, just as the Veyron... More
  • Rural America and Video Games

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    If Far Cry launches on schedule sometime in 2018, it may very well be one of the most relevant games of the year. It has the potential to reflect and punctuate a new reality in the presumably "United" States of America, the ever growing social... More
  • STIGMA!!! Should Gamers Care?

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    With all the recent hoopla over PewDiePew, one key point that kept coming up is the general image/stigma associated with being a "gamer". In fact, in Game Informer's recent opinion piece, the argument was raised that part of what made PewDiePew's... More
  • "To Thine Own Self Be True"

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    Let's be honest. This is a very exciting, and also strange time to be alive. With all of the technology and modern comforts we enjoy, we should be seeing a virtual "Renaissance" across all spectrums of science, technology and even social... More
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