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  • Games & Theory- Imagining The Perfect Spy Game

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    The opening scene of Ronin probably encapsulates everything I love about classic s

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    The opening scene of Ronin probably encapsulates everything I love about classic spy thrillers. A group of mercenaries making their way through the fog of night, down cobble-stoned streets, converging on a lonely cafe in Paris France. The cafe is filled... More
  • Black Friday Blues... Errrr, Confusion

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    So... tradition says that if you're going to make a major electronics purchase, this is the tim

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    So... tradition says that if you're going to make a major electronics purchase, this is the time to do it . Retailers love to promote an air of urgency for holiday sales, even though we get them every year . DON'T MISS OUT!!! ONE DAY ONLY!!! WHILE... More
  • Microsoft May Destroy The PC Master Race... And, It's Nintendo's Fault!

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    Right now, the video game industry is a bit like Europe during "the dark

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    Right now, the video game industry is a bit like Europe during "the dark ages". Fraught with endless conflicts between various monarchies and fiefdoms, vague ideas of order and propriety, and a general population standing confused and overwhelmed... More
  • Marco Polo's Pet Peeves of Gaming: Community Challenge

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    If you've read just a few of my blogs, there's probably one theme that comes through qui

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    If you've read just a few of my blogs, there's probably one theme that comes through quite frequently. I am often irritated by the future-focused nature of gaming. While I love new gadgets and technology as much as anyone (and probably a bit more... More
  • What's Gone Wrong In Game Development? Maybe Education.

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    For much of this year, and as far back as 2013, it's been a very uneven year in game development. Alt

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    For much of this year, and as far back as 2013, it's been a very uneven year in game development. Although there have been numerous issues plaguing the game industry, it seems that the primary issue that has affected and enraged many gamers is widespread... More
  • Sympathy for Kojima: Overdone?

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    Shortly before the launch of Metal Gear Solid

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    Shortly before the launch of Metal Gear Solid V, the gaming public started to receive hints of turmoil brewing within Konami. Despite a history of much-loved games dating back to the original NES and earlier, the new word on the street was that Konami... More
  • Gaming Through Sadness

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    Gaming has been my particular brand of medicine for a very long time now. Whether

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    Gaming has been my particular brand of medicine for a very long time now. Whether it was stress, anger, heartbreak, or just depression, games had the amazing ability to transport my mind away to a place of comfort. My very first console, an original model... More
  • My Fix-It List For No Man's Sky

     

    I can't help it. I can't bring myself to stop thinking about this game. Despite all

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    I can't help it. I can't bring myself to stop thinking about this game. Despite all complaints, I am still intrigued by the potential of what it could be. After all, at it's root, No Man's Sky is a beautiful game. It has such a nice aesthestic... More
  • Game Media Will Make You Hate Gaming

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    For the past few months or so, I've struggled with a dilemma. I love games, I love the culture, I love the GIO  c

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    For the past few months or so, I've struggled with a dilemma. I love games, I love the culture, I love the GIO community. But, there are several things in gaming that are just REALLY bumming me out. I've struggled with thoughts of whether it was... More
  • No Man's Sky's Big Bluff: I'll See Your Universe, And Raise You

     

    By years end, it will be quite evident what two games dominated news cyc

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    By years end, it will be quite evident what two games dominated news cycles in 2016. Pokemon GO, and No Man's Sky. Interestingly enough, the two games are more alike than one might imagine. Both involve exploration, and endless collecting. Both have... More
  • The Philosophical Implications of Pokemon GO's Success

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    About a week ago, I was standing outside on a perfect summer night, staring up at the sky. It was a clear night. One where practically every star in the universe seemed to be visible to the naked eye. And, my mind began to just... drift. I was looking... More
  • Where are all the bloggers?

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    If I think back to the very first time I joined Game Informer Online, it was a very, very diff

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    If I think back to the very first time I joined Game Informer Online, it was a very, very different place. Game Informer magazine, and Game Informer Online have always had some of the best, if not THE best coverage on the game industry as a whole. But... More
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