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  • Faith in the Cosmos: The Strange Optimism of No Man's Sky Fandom

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    For this article, I profiled Ron Carpenter, a YouTube personality and prominent member of the No Man's Sky community. As a leader in that community Carpenter's perspective on the game yields some fascinating insight on what drew people to No Man's Sky in the first place and why it continues to intrigue people despite its many flaws. I originally posted it on the community.extra-life.org, but I hope you enjoy it.

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    For this article, I profiled Ron Carpenter, a YouTube personality and prominent member of the No Man's Sky community. As a leader in that community Carpenter's perspective on the game yields some fascinating insight on what drew people to No Man's... More
  • Joining the Majors: The Birth of Professional Rocket League

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    Image credit: Venture Beat Recently, Rocket League developer Psyonix announced a partnership with Twitch for the first season of professional Rocket League, the Rocket League Championship Series. However, when I wrote the following piece back in November... More
  • A Venn Diagram Guide to the Console Wars - 2015 Edition

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    For those who haven't made the plunge into the new generation of video game consoles, trying to decide which system is right for you can be a daunting task. Each varies in price and features a variety of exclusive games that you won't be able... More
  • Developers Deserve Compensation Too, But They Need To Fight For It

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    "If Wil Wheaton gets royalties on a game before myself or any of the others who spent years (not weeks) working on it, the system is broken." When Alex Hutchinson wrote this on Twitter , he meant it as a rebuke of the recent threat by voice... More
  • What Journey Taught Me About My Addiction

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    Photo courtesy thatgamecompany.com

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    Warning: This is an intensely personal blog about a mature, adult topic. It relates to my own personal struggles with addiction and how my favorite game of all time made me reflect on those struggles in a most profound way. Photo courtesy thatgamecompany... More
  • What the Heck Is A Roguelike Anyway?

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    Recently, I've been playing Rogue Legacy, a delightful homage to Castlevania from indie developer Cellar Door Games. The game uses randomized levels that are different every time you play, and when you die, you have to start over from the beginning... More
  • A Venn Diagram Guide To the Console Wars

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    Photo courtesy highlandecho.com The Venn diagram below shows the video game releases of 2014 separated by home console platform. I wanted to show the parity between the big three consoles, illustrating the differences in each system's game library... More
  • The Weekend Paper - November 23, 2014

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    This is definitely an unusual approach to a blog, but I hope you'll bear with me. I used to be a frequent contributor on GIO, and I am still very much involved with a lot of the people from the community through Twitter, the Overblood group, and through... More
  • The Fulfillment of Promise: From Metal Gear Solid to The Last of Us

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    1998 A man stands in the snow, calmly smoking a cigarette. You might imagine what kind of cigarette a man like this would carry. Judging from his slicked back mullet and gravelly voice, you guess either classic Marlboro's or the more rugged Lucky... More
  • Cody's Take on God of War: Ascension

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    Another week, another controversy. This week it's all about God of War: Ascension and the violence depicted in the game towards a female character. Of course, as a big fan of the female anatomy, Cody has some pointed criticism to throw at the game and some very strong opinions about the controversy. 

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    Another week, another controversy. This week it's all about God of War: Ascension and the violence depicted in the game towards a female character. Of course, as a big fan of the female anatomy, Cody has some pointed criticism to throw at the game... More
  • Cody's Take on Tomb Raider

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    After a lengthy hiatus due to a number of factors (wardrobe malfunctions, a persistent cough, laziness) Cody, the trash-talking, mammary-loving puppet is back this week to give his thoughts on Lara Croft's latest adventure. Cody gets a bit out of control this week; it seems the cold (or success) has gotten to his head. His ego has grown to epic heights and he won't even accept constructive criticism. You'll see what I mean in the video.

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    After a lengthy hiatus due to a number of factors (wardrobe malfunctions, a persistent cough, laziness) Cody, the trash-talking, mammary-loving puppet is back this week to give his thoughts on Lara Croft's latest adventure. Cody gets a bit out of... More
  • Cody's Take on Dead Space 3

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    Last week you all watched the debut of Cody, the foul-mouthed politically incorrect puppet. Some of you thought it was hilarious, some thought it was strange and others thought it was just plain dumb. I'm hoping to strike a perfect balance between all three.

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    Last week you all watched the debut of Cody, the foul-mouthed politically incorrect puppet. Some of you thought it was hilarious, some thought it was strange and others thought it was just plain dumb. I'm hoping to strike a perfect balance between... More
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