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  • 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 v

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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
  • Worst Blog Ever!!! (An Exercise in Awfulness)

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    Just how bad can one blog be? How few views can one blog get? We shall see my friends. We shall see. For starters, maybe I'll discuss how fantastically underrated a game Solitaire is. Yes folks, there's a very good reason why it's on every... More
  • The Quest To Become A Better Writer

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    I'll be honest. In recent months, I feel that somehow I have lost something in my writing/blogging efforts. It has been a silent, nagging worry. Ever present. Something I am vaguely aware of, but struggle to know where it had begun. At times, I have... More
  • 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
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