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  • The Only One: Why it's Hard to be Old School in a Time Like This.

    A few months ago, I was trying to explain to one of my non-gamer friends what Punch-Out!! was and why it's so awesome. A few minutes in I realized "She's not getting any of this", which is discouraging. I understand that gaming does... More
  • Starcraft 2: The Perfect E-sport

    No, that is not hyperbole, and no I am not kidding. I am completely serious when I say that Starcraft 2 is the perfect Esport. Now hear me out before taking your pitchforks and torches to the comments. I know everyone has their personal preference but... More
  • The Gamer's Block, and How I Plan to Cure it

    After my last blog, one that was rather poorly recived, I havent really been posting anything. Really, I've kind of felt a little isolated within the GIO community, mainly due to the fact that I have lost any incentive to play video games.No it wasn't... More
  • Nintendo Isn't Going To Be Who You Want Them To Be... (And That's Fine)

    I was listening to's podcast, Podtoid, last week and they were discussing the buisiness decisions by Nintendo, including the recent 3DS online store support (which, apparently, wasn't up to some people's snuff.) They gave an... More
  • Coolest masks and helmets

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    For some reason I have a fascination with cool masks and helmets, so I thought it would be good topic to blog about. Anyone, post the coolest masks or helmets you can think of. Here is my list: -Firstly Ergo Proxy/Vincent's mask from the anime Ergo... More
  • This is SO Stupid!

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    I've found that when anything small thing annoys me, I rant about it. A lot. Video games are no exception to this rule. However, I've got no one to rant about this to now so I figured I would post this on my blog. There has been one thing lately... More
  • An Unraveled Mind

    It seems like only last year that I was writing another one of these blogs here on GIO. One of those personal blogs, however I'm fairly certain this has to get out one way or the other. Things in my head aren't always so easy to figure out, and... More
  • A System for a Genre Part 2

    Hey all. I'm back with another part of a system for a genre. Time to get started! Racing System: PS3 Why: I chose the PS3 for racing because they get the best of both worlds. Xbox 360 only has a good serious racer (Forza Motorsport series) while the... More
  • My Favorite Games of All Time, In No Particular Order

    Video games are a medium unlike any other. Now that I've got the obligatory "say something that is only vaguely relating to the post" out of the way, here are my favorites. Oh, and in case my constant warnings aren't enough, SPOILERS... More
  • 5 Practical Game Mechanics That Should Be Standard In All Handheld Games

    When it comes to game frustrations, we all have them. But when it comes to shoddy gameplay mechanics or outright lazy/outdated storytelling, there is quite a lot of room for improvement. This is especially true when it comes to handheld games. Many games... More
  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review - The Parent's Guide to Video Games

    Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review Kid Safe: Very Low (1.5 / 10) Game Quality: Moderate (5.0 / 10) Genre: First Person Shooter - These games are characterized by the viewpoint and weapons used in the title. In a first person shooter, you are looking down... More
  • Battlefield vs. Call of Duty

    Yesterday I posted a blog mainly about paying $15 for map packs, but at the end I went off on a tangent and started talking about Battlefield 3 vs. Modern Warfare 3. I said I was personaly on the Modern Warfare side. I got some great feedback about the... More