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  • “Video Games” Are Obsolete

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    The tendency to pigeonhole a video game with an inadequate genre label has become a serious pet peeve. It's bad enough we want to segment an increasingly diverse gaming community into hardcore or casual, but identifying games -- and our industry ... More
  • Dovahkiin Don'ts: And an Excuse for My Pictorial

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    If you're playing Bethesda's new release, you've likely learned great tips about Getting Started in Skyrim . Hopefully it's just as helpful to learn from the stupid mistakes yours truly has made in all their glorious detail. First, a few... More
  • Announcing FanFic Fellowship, Day 1: Last Rites of Roy and Anna

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    This blog hopefully will help establish a group devoted to video game fan fiction, beginning with my inaugural entry in this series, Last Rites of Roy and Anna . My goal for FanFic Fellowship is to encourage my fellow GIO members to tap their creative... More
  • WGWC: Cogito Scribo Ludo

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    Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore, I am. This is heady existential stuff. In taking up the gauntlet laid down by BlackHeartedWolf’s Writer’s Guild Weekly Challenge, I’m forced to ask myself, Who am I, at least from a writing perspective... More
  • Playing for Keeps

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    It's great fun to find games that entertain in general, or even little flourishes in game design that elevate a given title, but that amounts to little when faced with quality assurance issues that fail their real world applications. I've had... More
  • To Die For: Exhibiting Rage

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    When I'm willing to lay my virtual life on the line to sightsee, the video game has to be a sight to behold, nevermind a feast for the senses in general. So that's how I found myself likely with a Bandit's bullet through my skull as I wandered... More
  • Smiling Through the Pain

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    Dead Island is at once one of the most fun gaming experiences I’ve had, and one of the most frustrating, which begs the question, “What is your threshold for video game pain?” In regard to Techland’s zombie apocalypse title, the... More
  • Surviving the Dead Island of Banoi: A Photo Essay

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    In this new pictorial, I explore my first few hours surviving the horrors of Techland's Dead Island. As always, I'll give my impressions while also trying to make observations that others have overlooked in the reviews I've read. My hope is that you gain a better understanding of the island of Banoi to help you make your travel plans (though you might want to wait until things die down!).

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    In this new pictorial, I explore my first few hours surviving the horrors of Techland's Dead Island. As always, I'll give my impressions while also trying to make observations that others have overlooked in the reviews I've read. My hope is... More
  • I Fought the Law and the Law Won

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    Law of diminishing returns -- n. The tendency for a continuing application of effort or skill toward a particular project or goal to decline in effectiveness after a certain level of result has been achieved. ( The American Heritage® Dictionary of... More
  • Will Wonders Never Cease?

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    You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a rhetorical question, however, lately I’ve had occasion to ask myself whether any media no matter how expertly crafted can recapture childhood awe? Perhaps big business has become so enamored with its... More
  • Torches Vs. Pitchforks

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    In the debate over retail sales of video games there is a dangerous us versus them mentality that has created a great divide and threatens to undermine our industry. While the recent Supreme Court victory against government regulation (Brown vs. EMA)... More
  • The Best Demo You've Never Played

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    Searching for previews of Dungeon Siege III recently I was struck by the lack of interest in this forthcoming title. Granted, a few days ago I would not have been surprised in the least considering the ambivalence I harbored for this seemingly generic... More