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  • Why So Serious? James Holmes and the Perils of Hero Worship

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    James Holmes had just murdered a dozen people and injured 58 more. Now he sat in the parking lot unremorseful, waiting for the police to take him to the Aurora Colorado Police Station. "I am the Joker," he told the officers who took him into custody and, like his villainous role-model, has since shut down, simply refusing to cooperate with investigators. Judging from what I know about the case (and I could be completely wrong, rendering this entire post pointless) Holmes admired the Joker character, who favors the unprejudiced nature of chaos over the righteousness of order. He had dyed his hair orange mimicking the look of The Joker and in modeling his actions after those of the famous villain, he calmly executed a brutal attack on the midnight showing of Dark Knight Rises early last Friday morning.

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    James Holmes had just murdered a dozen people and injured 58 more. Now he sat in the parking lot unremorseful, waiting for the police to take him to the Aurora Colorado Police Station. "I am the Joker," he told the officers who took him into... More
  • The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 40

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    Jack returns this week to have a bunch of in-depth discussions about various games. We tackle the Mass Effect 3 ending DLC and get into a very heated discussion about the value of the new endings. Then we tackle Half-Life 2 and discuss why Jack has never finished it and why Jeremy isn't blown away by it. I get offended and my fanboy comes out, baring fangs like a rabid dog in a corner. 

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    Jack returns this week to have a bunch of in-depth discussions about various games. We tackle the Mass Effect 3 ending DLC and get into a very heated discussion about the value of the new endings. Then we tackle Half-Life 2 and discuss why Jack has never... More
  • The Indie & Mojo Show Episode 39: Not so JACKED UP

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    This week Jeremy and I are flying solo...together. Jack couldn't join us this week, so we did a show just the two of us like old times. Don't worry, Jack returns for next week's episode. This episode is actually a few weeks old so thanks for your patience with the outdated topics. But nobody really listens to us for up to the minute breaking news anyway do they? If so, they're doing it wrong. After Jeremy tells a couple stories about his experiences with customer service people (seriously, dude's go problems), I give my review of Ridley Scott's Alien prequel-ish film Prometheus. 

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    This week Jeremy and I are flying solo...together. Jack couldn't join us this week, so we did a show just the two of us like old times. Don't worry, Jack returns for next week's episode. This episode is actually a few weeks old so thanks for... More
  • The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 38

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    We also chat about the games we're playing at the moment including why Jeremy and I aren't too enthralled with The Witcher 2.  Jack talks about the Uncharted games and why he doesn't like Uncharted 2 as much as Uncharted 3 (blasphemy!). 

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    Violence in video games. After the bloodbath that was E3, this is a huge topic of discussion in the industry, and we tackle it on this week's show. Jeremy cries because nobody agrees with him. Too bad, so sad. We also chat about the games we're... More
  • I Have No Platinum Trophies/ Achievements And I Don't Care

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    A week ago Mray posted a blog listing all of the games he has achieved a 1000 gamerscore or received a Platinum trophy in and just today I read a similar blog by Jolt the Cynic. So I decided to join the fun and list all the games I've platinum'd. Here they are:

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    A week ago Mray posted a blog listing all of the games he has achieved a 1000 gamerscore or received a Platinum trophy in and just today I read a similar blog by Jolt the Cynic. So I decided to join the fun and list all the games I've platinum'd... More
  • The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 37

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    This week we welcome the smooth vocal chords of Dean aka Born4This to the show. It's our first annual E3 spectacular and boy is it spectacular! We cover all the big games, announcements and press conferences. We have some intense discussions and though we get a little negative about some of the showings, we have plenty of good stuff to say as well. 

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    This week we welcome the smooth vocal chords of Dean aka Born4This to the show. It's our first annual E3 spectacular and boy is it spectacular! We cover all the big games, announcements and press conferences. We have some intense discussions and though... More
  • Reminiscing On the Past With Primal Rage

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    This week has been jam packed with glimpses of the future of gaming as demos and trailers pour out of E3 at the L.A. Convention Center. Thought provoking concepts (Watch Dogs), gorgeous visuals (God of War: Ascension) emotional stories (The Last of Us) and cinematic blockbusters (Star Wars 1313) all somehow left me feeling a little underwhelmed. So, to cure my case of jaded gamer syndrome, I decided to take a break from current gen gaming and travel back to a fondly remembered gem of my youth called Primal Rage.

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    This week has been jam packed with glimpses of the future of gaming as demos and trailers pour out of E3 at the L.A. Convention Center. Thought provoking concepts (Watch Dogs), gorgeous visuals (God of War: Ascension) emotional stories (The Last of Us... More
  • Video Games Need to Grow Up

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    Earlier today, I was reading Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto by David Kushner when I realized something about this little industry of ours. It hasn't really evolved in a significant way since the days of the PSOne and the first truly... More
  • I'm a Gamer, I'm a Writer, I'm Me...Indie - Reintroducing Myself

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    I've been a member of the GIO community for a few years and I've seen it grow from fairly modest beginnings into what it is today. (But honestly, how modest can the website for the sixth largest magazine in the world actually be?) Every month seems to bring new faces and points of view to the site and it has become daunting for me to keep up. 

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    I've been a member of the GIO community for a few years and I've seen it grow from fairly modest beginnings into what it is today. (But honestly, how modest can the website for the sixth largest magazine in the world actually be?) Every month... More
  • The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 36

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    Tara Reid and pine cones! This episode is book-ended by two unusual topics but in between it is full of witty banter and we talk about Jeremy building a PC, Jack's first day as a Game Informer intern and my adventures in pseudo journalism! Pseudo-seriously, amateur. 

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    Tara Reid and pine cones! This episode is book-ended by two unusual topics but in between it is full of witty banter and we talk about Jeremy building a PC, Jack's first day as a Game Informer intern and my adventures in pseudo journalism! Pseudo... More
  • The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 35

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    The crew is back for another episode of the new biscuit buttering version of the show. This week's topics of discussion include: I finally got my white robe in Journey. I passed through fire and flame but my time was not over. I was called back to... More
  • Introducing The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show

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    On this week's episode the trio is back with an all new name! To include Jack in the name, we have changed the name of the podcast. Thanks to everyone who gave us ideas for the name. 

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    On this week's episode the trio is back with an all new name! To include Jack in the name, we have changed the name of the podcast. Thanks to everyone who gave us ideas for the name. On this weeks show we discuss: What we're playing (Darksiders... More