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  • [UPDATE] Robot in the Corner Podcast

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    UPDATE: The first episode of the Robot in the Corner podcast is available now! It's not showing up in the iTunes search results (yet), so for now, here is the direct URL for the podcast:

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    UPDATE: The first episode of the Robot in the Corner podcast is available now! It's not showing up in the iTunes search results (yet), so for now, here is the direct URL for the podcast: http://www.podcastrevolution.com/viewpodcast.php?pid=1492 Check... More
  • Confessions of an Achievement Hunter

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    Confession: Last night, I spent several hours online researching, "How to remove games from my gamerscore."

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    Confession: Last night, I spent several hours online researching, "How to remove games from my gamerscore." Since last October, I've been working on my overall completion percentage, after discovering TrueAchievements.com . In that time... More
  • Game Idea: Zombies Ate My Neighbors 2, Designed by Paul Robertson (Scott Pilgrim Game)

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    Recently, I've been playing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (for those interested, you can check out my review of the game here .) Before purchasing this game, I knew nothing about Scott Pilgrim (outside of the fact that it's a graphic novel... More
  • Fatigued: A Response to Gamer Gorilla Radio

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    In the latest edition of Gamer Gorilla Radio, Andy McNamara asks, "Are gamers fatigued about the video game violence topic?" I'd say we're fatigued by that topic and several others. Personally, I rarely do topical blog posts. Why? Because nearly every major topic has been discussed eight ways to Sunday. Many people complain about the lack of quality activity here at GIO, but maybe there is just nothing new to talk about. Think about it...

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    In the latest edition of Gamer Gorilla Radio , Andy McNamara asks, "Are gamers fatigued about the video game violence topic?" I'd say we're fatigued by that topic and several others. Personally, I rarely do topical blog posts. Why? Because... More
  • Street Fighter X Tekken / Mortal Kombat X Street Fighter

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    I'm excited for Capcom and Namco's partnership to bring us Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter, but I'm a bit concerned...

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    I'm excited for Capcom and Namco's partnership to bring us Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken X Street Fighter, but I'm a bit concerned... With two titles being published, will one crush the other in sales? I know both franchises have a solid... More
  • I Can't Shake it! Memorable [Serious] Video Game Quotes

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    A good quote sticks with you for a long time. You can't shake it...

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    A good quote sticks with you for a long time. You can't shake it... In no particular order, these are some of my favorite video game quotes - quotes that cut right to the heart: "I guess I'm a bad man who tried to be a good father. I don't... More
  • Stress Relief

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    Like many of you, I play video games for a variety of reasons, and the reason I'd like to highlight here is stress relief. Video games are a great form of stress relief, IF you play the right game with the right task. I won't name EVERYTHING I've ever enjoyed in video games (to relieve stress), but I'll name a few of my favorites:

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    Like many of you, I play video games for a variety of reasons, and the reason I'd like to highlight here is stress relief. Video games are a great form of stress relief, IF you play the right game with the right task. I won't name EVERYTHING I've... More
  • Critiquing the Unknown

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    Roger Ebert’s Candid Admission got me thinking...

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    Roger Ebert’s Candid Admission got me thinking... The root of the problem is that this professional critic didn't play by his own rules when he critiqued a subject that was outside his area of expertise - movies. Why was he "wrong"... More
  • My Thoughts On This Online Gaming Community

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    Gaming has always been a social thing for me. As far back as I can remember, I've played video games with friends and family. Even now that I'm married and have a career, I still play video games with my friends. In fact, thanks to online gaming, we actually have more opportunities to play together and we're not as limited by our busy schedules. With several close friends who are also gamers, I never thought I'd need or want to play with people I don't know, online. It's been a concept that hasn't peeked my interest - until recently. Here's how it all went down:

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    Gaming has always been a social thing for me. As far back as I can remember, I've played video games with friends and family. Even now that I'm married and have a career, I still play video games with my friends. In fact, thanks to online gaming... More
  • Funny Flowchart

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    I've been playing Super Street Fighter IV a lot this past week (12 hours so far, according to Raptr.) I'm hooked on this game, and when I get hooked on a particular video game, I tend to search for related information on the internet. In the past few days, I've been Google searching Street Fighter, hoping to discover awesome merchandise, art, strategy guides and more. I did this back in 2008, before Street Fighter IV came out, and I discovered the Mad Catz Tournament Edition Fightstick.

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    I've been playing Super Street Fighter IV a lot this past week (12 hours so far, according to Raptr .) I'm hooked on this game, and when I get hooked on a particular video game, I tend to search for related information on the internet. In the... More
  • Every Week, Baby!

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    I'm sure the picture and the first few sentences could cause you to think this blog post is only about pro wrestling. I assure you, it's not.

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    I'm sure the picture and the first few sentences could cause you to think this blog post is only about pro wrestling. I assure you, it's not. When I was a kid, my dad made pizza nearly every Friday night (at least that's how I remember it... More
  • Achievements: Adding Replay Value

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    In October of 2009, I discovered TrueAchievements. At the time, I had an achievement completion percentage that was 5-10% short of 50% (not including DLC.) Joining this website inspired me to work on this number and reach 50% or higher. The very first game that came to mind was Orange Box - I only had 320 points, and I hadn't played it since 2008. I originally bought it to play Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Portal. I had already played Half-Life 2 and most of Episode 1 on PC, and I didn't even know what Team Fortress 2 was. I now have 925 points and have completed every game included on the disc except for Portal (I hate the Portal Challenges and currently have no desire to complete them.) In the process, I discovered Team Fortress 2, which is a great online multiplayer game that I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys First Person Shooters. What if I hadn't gone back and played Orange Box again for the achievements? I might not have discovered Team Fortress 2.

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    In October of 2009, I discovered TrueAchievements . At the time, I had an achievement completion percentage that was 5-10% short of 50% (not including DLC.) Joining this website inspired me to work on this number and reach 50% or higher. The very first... More