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  • Exploring Game Industry Business Models – Expanding Life and Profit through DLC

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    Welcome back to another section of Game Industry Business Models! Today’s topic has to do with something that is not necessarily new, but has definitely evolved since its inception. This ever changing, ever expanding concept is downloadable content... More
  • Out Of The Cliché: The Fear In Dead Space

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    You're greeted by static and a projection with washed-out colors that hint you with the possible plot to the story you'll soon be a part of. Following this, you enter the cliché of being trapped in a mysterious location which contingency... More
  • The Difference between Casual and “Casual”

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    Before I begin, I would just like to say in an appropriately dramatic voice that: For those of you unaware I have been in the North Woods for work and now have a few weeks before I return to the business of getting my English degree. I will be trying... More
  • The Future of the Zelda Franchise

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    For those who are unaware this is the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest franchises in gaming, The Legend of Zelda. In the year 1986 Shigeru Miyamoto (of Mario fame) created another series that would become legendary among gamers. Since that day... More
  • The 4th Floor Episode 17: The Haiku

    Hello GIO Residents, Welcome to The 4th Floor Episode 17. It's a short week but that doesn't mean we don't bring the quality. Because it's the first day of August, we have a new Charity of Month. This month we focus on suicide prevention... More
  • Community Update/Bump! Hub Blog

    Hello, welcome to the Hub. This is just a simple little idea for me to be able to properly organize the weekly series of Community Update and the monthly series of Bump! I hope you enjoy these series and all my other blogs as well, and please enjoy responsibly... More
  • PSA Time: Everything in Moderation: Balancing Gaming in Your Life

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    It's all fun and games until they start giving high scores for bicycle/pedestrian collisions... While I like to keep things light and fun here at the Oni blog, I wanted to talk about something a bit more serious (although don't worry, I have a... More
  • First Impressions: My Favorite Beginnings to Games

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    The beginning to a game is a very important part of the overall product. It sets the tone for the rest of the experience, and is the primary factor when deciding wether or not you're going to continue playing. I have played many games in my lifetime... More
  • P.S.A. For Completionists: L.A. Noire

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    As you may have gathered from the title, this is a public service announcement for all you fellow completionists out there. If you've been trying to 100% L.A. Noire, or if you've listened to the most episode of GIORadio , then you'll know... More
  • Trophy Raiders Game of the Month 8/1/2011

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    Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection is the recommended game to buy or rent for the Month of August. The following choice is an obvious one because of it's cheap price ($20) and the easy 100% that can be done in less than a week if you play constantly... More
  • Error! Report #001 Comic-Con, From Dust, and Catherine. Oh my!

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    Here is the inaugural episode of Error! Report a podcast including myself and some fellow GI members who talk about far too much stuff. That link takes you to the episode. There is a little bit of load time, around 30 seconds, but after that your ears... More
  • Games To Get Excited About: Dead Island

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    After that great, moody trailer we all saw a few months back, Dead Island gathered a huge amount of buzz, only to see it fade again as conflicting gameplay details began to surface. But as more info gets released, I find myself getting more and more jazzed... More