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  • "Kojima-San, You Disappoint Me."

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    I don't know what really triggered the thought, or why it became anything more than a random brain fart. But something about Hideo Kojima's upcoming Metal Gear V bothered me, and would not go away. Ironically, my disturbance had began with one... More
  • Picasso & Video Games

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    Watching Nintendo's turnaround at E3 has been encouraging to say the least. At a time when the company's fate has never seemed so uncertain, fans of of the big N probably had their faith restored with this year's E3. Could Nintendo be the... More
  • "I Felt Like Destroying Something Beautiful"

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    It's a simple line from Fight Club. But it perfectly embodies a sentiment that I see in the world today. We all love our various heroes and heroins. But we also love to snatch them down from their lofty perches, set their wings on fire just because... More
  • Thoughts On The Tomodachi Debacle

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    I'm probably ridiculously late in blogging on this issue, and perhaps worse, I think most of the GIO community are tired of it. So... I'll keep this brief. I struggled for a while to pinpoint what were my actual thoughts and feelings on the matter... More
  • The Dual Shock Era

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    Anyone remember taking those tests with comparitive questions? Like, light is to dark as dry is to ____? Sounds familiar, right? Now try this one: The wheel is to invention as Sony's Dual Shock is to... You know the answer. Video games. Although much... More
  • Grand Theft Auto: Where Should We Go Next?

     

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    In my opinion, Grand Theft Auto is one of the most conceptually brilliant franchises to ever exist in video games. If you stop and think about it, Grand Theft Auto is a near perfect amalgam of every genre that exists. FPS gameplay? Check. RPG elements... More
  • "Welcome to the Thunderdome..."

    Okay, it's currently 1:25am and I'm loaded up on coffee. Time to blog of course! Earlier today, I took a look at the site for Wasteland 2. Just looking at the artwork and listening to the audio gave me chills a few times. The game easily succeeds at painting an intensely bleak portrait of mankind's future. But, everything I saw left me wanting to see and experience more.

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    Okay, it's currently 1:25am and I'm loaded up on coffee. Time to blog of course! Earlier today, I took a look at the site for Wasteland 2. Just looking at the artwork and listening to the audio gave me chills a few times. The game easily succeeds... More
  • Life, Strategy & Karma

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    For anyone who can fondly remember playing sports with their childhood friends, you can probably also remember something else that wasn't so great. The process of picking teams. Nothing was so nerve-wracking as that pre-game selection process where... More
  • Eat Everything On Your Plate!!!

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    Many years ago, when I was just adjusting to adulthood and simply trying to earn a living, I spent quite a while working in the fast food/service industry. And let me start off by saying that I don't regret it at all. Hell, it was a regular paycheck... More
  • We're All A Big Bunch Of Babies

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    "Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age."

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    Well, maybe we're not all not all babies, but bear with me. I swear I've got a point to make. “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” ― Dr. Seuss It was one of those random moments where you are sitting there, thinking... More
  • Enough is enough?

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    I recently came to a slightly unsettling conclusion, and it's one that is ironic. I'm satisfied. Or rather, I don't NEED anymore games, or consoles, or whatever. That's not to say that I won't buy anymore, or that I am not interested... More
  • Graphics: The Proverbial "Carrot For The Donkey"?

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    The early summer of 2013 was undoubtedly one of the most memorable in gaming history. We were on the cusp of yet another new generation of consoles, and the future looked incredible. But no matter what the new consoles were rumored to be capable of, ... More
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