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  • Sony's Magnificently Mystifying Mistake(s)

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    When the Xbox One and PS4 first made their appearance at E3 2013, the dec

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    When the Xbox One and PS4 first made their appearance at E3 2013, the decision on which console was best seemed like a no-brainer to me. While Microsoft's presentation came across as confused, and vaguely hostile to consumers, Sony merely had to sit... More
  • Here's What Would Make Me Buy A Nintendo Switch

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    1) RPG's- Both traditional JRPG's and newer styles. A new Goldensun or similar title wouldcertainly peak my interest.

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    Personally, I could care less whether the Switch achieves massive success the way original Wii did, or whether it is as widely praised as the Super Nintendo, or original NES. I don't care how it measures up to the PS4, or the Xbox One, or the Scorpio... More
  • A Night At The Pub In The Mushroom Kingdom (A Piece of Fan Fiction)

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    People always come up to me and ask me, "Mario, what's it lik

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    People always come up to me and ask me, "Mario, what's it like to be famous?" I always tell em', "You can hide a lot behind a mustache." Most of the time, I know they can never understand. It's hard. Tryin' to act surprised... More
  • 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
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