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  • It's Time For Sega To Step Their Game Up. (No Pun Intended)

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    Sega, Sega, Sega. (Shaking head) A company I love, but also one that drives me crazy. Every now and then, they get something right, like Yakuza 0, and Sonic Mania. Other times, they do things that are just baffling. Anytime Sega decides to release a greatest... More
  • There's One Big Reason To Be Excited for Xbox One X.

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    After more than a year of skillfully building anticipation for Project Scorpio, the moment of truth has arrived. Microsoft has delivered on their promise to develop the most powerful console ever, and yet... there seems to be a rather odd silence that... More
  • The One Feature Destined To Come To Future Consoles

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    Trying to imagine what the future will bring is always tricky business. In most cases, prognostication on the future is either too optimistic, or too naive. If you look at science-fiction movies, books and tv shows from the 1960's and 1970's,... More
  • How Sony Stole Me Away From Microsoft (Without Really Trying)

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    It still surprises me to think about it. By rights, I should have bought a Nintendo Switch at launch. But, no. Not yet. I have really enjoyed the Xbox consoles, but that's not where the bulk of my gaming dollars have gone. Overall, the majority of... More
  • Summer + Video Games= Awesome Memories

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    A couple of days ago, I was walking through a mall and I caught a sudden whiff of something sticky and sweet, like cotton candy. Then, in that peculiar way that smells can do, it triggered a flood of memories and images of past summers and how much video... More
  • METROID LEGACY

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    Her large blue eyes could barely look away. Even as the storm winds howled all about the surface transport. This part of the ride had always frightened her, and yet filled her with an insatiable curiosity. From her window seat, she could see them clearly... More
  • The Games We Should've Had: Robotech/Macross

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    Being a kid during the 80's, much of my chi

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    Being a kid during the 80's, much of my childhood involved a profound obsession with giant robots, mechs, and things that transformed. Whether it was GoBots, Tranzor Z, or Transformers, those franchises fed the imaginations of an entire generation... More
  • Is The Push For Inclusion Honest? Ask A Kid.

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    Last week, I and a friend/co-worker had been teaming up in The Division. Most of that time was spent just wandering aimlessly, looking for reasons to get into gun battles. We shared a few observations while walking about a ravaged New York City. Side... More
  • Foot In Mouth Syndrome (Pt 2 of 2)

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    What is an artist? Do you have to be a painter or a sculptor? What if your art is food, or cars, or making scraps into something beautiful? Or... what if your art exists in a world that consists of 1's and 0's? Can writing code be beautiful? In... More
  • Foot In Mouth Syndrome (Part 1 of 2)

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    Ever have one of those quiet moments where you are haunted by things you've said? Whatever it was, it just keeps replaying over and over, and you wonder why you said anything at all. To be sure, our modern society makes it exceedingly easy to speak... More
  • A Little Blurb On Politics, The Media and Gaming (Without Being Political)

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    Not too long ago, Game Informer had a feature article about a political topic. The reaction to said topic was varied, and heated. Angry words flew about in the comment section, and then... just as swiftly as the moment had come, it was gone. The article... More
  • Brand Loyalty Doesn't Pay... In Gaming

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    It seems to me, that there was a time when being a loyal consumer mattered. It seemed that companies once took the time to understand why their customers loved their products, and were always seeking ways to deepen that attachment between the consumer... More
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