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  • 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
  • Blog Herding Challenge- The Legend of Zelda: Reign of the Shadow Queen

     

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    A loud crash cut through the usual cacophony of Hunci's Tavern as several large flaggon's shattered in one swift motion. The barmaid Liselle shuddered as an unusually large elf towered over her, fists clinched tightly with rage. "You lazy... More
  • The Question of Modular Consoles: Was Steve Jobs Right?

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    Not even three years from the date of t

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    Not even three years from the date of the release of the Xbox One and Playstation 4, both Microsoft and Sony are prepping upgraded versions of their existing hardware. Depending on who you are, and how much money you've spent to date, this will either... More
  • Mumen Rider: A Hero By Any Measure

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    How many of you saw the Karate Kid 2? Remember the scene where Daniel is getting the snot beat out of him by Chozen Toguchi? Until

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    How many of you saw the Karate Kid 2? Remember the scene where Daniel is getting the snot beat out of him by Chozen Toguchi? Until... Mr. Miyagi reminds Daniel of the "Drum Technique". Then, Daniel musters up his last bit of strength and beats... More
  • If I Ever Was A Hardcore Gamer, I Don't Want To Be Anymore

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    For quite some time n

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    For quite some time now, I've been feeling this strange sense of loss, dismay and apathy towards what many call "mainstream gaming", or "hardcore gaming". Frankly, I don't even know what that means to be "HARDCORE"... More
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