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  • Writing About Writing About Video Games

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    I have been sitting on this topic for a while, turning it over in my mind trying to get a grasp on it enough to talk about it. Now is probably as close as I can get to talking about what has been weighing on me. In the wake of a string of horrible tragedies... More
  • What Next Generation Consoles Won’t Have

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    Note: The following is entirely speculation and educated guesses.

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    Note: The following is entirely speculation and educated guesses. There have been a lot of rumors and information leaks about the next generation of consoles on the horizon in lieu of official announcements. Without Microsoft or Sony to confirm or deny... More
  • The JACKED UP Indie and Mojo Show Episode 57

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    Hello nation, society, people of Game Informer Online! This week Jeremy returns to cast pod with us and we talk weird concert experiences, Dragon’s Dogma, and how The Hobbit could have been improved (or if it really needed improvement). More

    Hello nation, society, people of Game Informer Online! This week Jeremy returns to cast pod with us and we talk weird concert experiences, Dragon’s Dogma, and how The Hobbit could have been improved (or if it really needed improvement). Assassin’s... More
  • The Problem Of Explaining Video Games

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    I want to talk about an issue brought up by witnessing dialogues between those who play games and those who do not: how difficult it is to communicate value and enjoyment of video games to people who have little to no experience with them.

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  • The JACKED UP Indie & Mojo Show Episode 56

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    Hello listeners, hearers, and... ear-ers? This week, Daniel and I helm the show sans Jeremy. We talk about our new YouTube projects, gaming news past and present, and the Dead Space 3 demo. More

    Hello listeners, hearers, and... ear-ers? This week, Daniel and I helm the show sans Jeremy. We talk about our new YouTube projects, gaming news past and present, and the Dead Space 3 demo.

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  • Digi Bros. Now Playing: Dark Souls Episode 2

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    Another week, another Digi Bros.! Cory and I continue discovering new things about Namco-Bandai’s dark title (see what I did there?). This week on Digi Brothers, we fight skeletons followed by bigger skeletons, puzzle over menu screens, and do battle with the camera controls. More

    Another week, another Digi Bros.! Cory and I continue discovering new things about Namco-Bandai’s dark title (see what I did there?). This week on Digi Brothers, we fight skeletons followed by bigger skeletons, puzzle over menu screens, and do battle with the camera controls.

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  • Announcing Digi Bros. Now Playing: Dark Souls

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    It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the project that I have been working on over the last couple months with my friend and co-host Cory: Digi Brothers. More

    It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the project that I have been working on over the last couple months with my friend and co-host Cory: Digi Brothers.

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  • Building The Perfect Pirate Game

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    Sea dogs, rogue mariners, chasers of the wind, whatever you call them, pirates have never seen much love from video games and especially not lately. Sure, they have been used in some titles recently (and I use “recently” very loosely), Risen 2 and Sid Meier’s Pirates! come to mind (and Far Cry 3, but those modern pirates don’t really count in my book. Give us 1800s, wooden sailing vessel pirates!). Outside of those few titles and classics like The Secret of Monkey Island and Skies of Arcadia, you’d be hard pressed to name any games recent or past that focus on pirates. Well, video game industry, I’m going to do you a favor and describe some elements that I would want in a pirate video game.

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    Sea dogs, rogue mariners, chasers of the wind, whatever you call them, pirates have never seen much love from video games and especially not lately. Sure, they have been used in some titles recently (and I use “recently” very loosely), Risen... More
  • A Long Delayed Jacked Up Indie and Mojo Show Double Feature

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    Hello lords and ladies of Game Informer Online! Making a glorious re-return is your favorite (okay, maybe fifth or sixth favorite) neighborhood podcast in not one, but two episodes! Join us as we badger special community guests Cru Hunter and Zachary Pligge about their lives, gaming or otherwise. More

    Hello lords and ladies of Game Informer Online! Making a glorious re-return is your favorite (okay, maybe fifth or sixth favorite) neighborhood podcast in not one, but two episodes! Join us as we badger special community guests Cru Hunter and Zachary... More
  • The JACKED UP Indie and Mojo Show Episode 54 featuring Brain and Nerd


    Hello masters and mistresses of Game Informer Online! This week we welcome special guests Brendan Drain and Tina Lauro from the development studio Brain and Nerd. More

    Hello masters and mistresses of Game Informer Online! This week we welcome special guests Brendan Drain and Tina Lauro from the development studio Brain and Nerd.

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  • Insert Coin(s) – The Video Game Nightclub Adventure

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    I stepped in from the unseasonably warm winter night, sliding my ID into my jeans pocket. The walls, a huge Insert Coin(s) logo scrawled across them, thrummed to a musical rhythm from the room beyond. My friend Cory followed after me, a grin across his face like a kid in Disney World. While waiting in line to pay the cover charge, I looked out the front window at the late night street beyond, pondering what had brought us here. More

    I stepped in from the unseasonably warm winter night, sliding my ID into my jeans pocket. The walls, a huge Insert Coin(s) logo scrawled across them, thrummed to a musical rhythm from the room beyond. My friend Cory stepped in after me, grinning like a kid in Disney World. While waiting in line to pay the cover charge, I looked out the front window at the late night street beyond, pondering what had brought us here.

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  • The JACKED UP Indie and Mojo Show Episode 52 with Community Guest DJH

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    Welcome marines, mariners, and Martians to another rambunctious episode of the JACKED UP Indie and Mojo Show! This week we are happy to have community guest DJH on the show to take my absent place (my microphone woes continue). Listen to the gang discuss Halo 4’s Spartan ops, the Lego Lord of the Rings recall, the rising costs of next-gen development, the impending apocalypse, and much more! More

    Welcome marines, mariners, and Martians to another rambunctious episode of the JACKED UP Indie and Mojo Show! This week we are happy to have community guest DJH on the show to take my absent place (my microphone woes continue). Listen to the gang discuss Halo 4’s Spartan ops, the Lego Lord of the Rings recall, the rising costs of next-gen development, the impending apocalypse, and much more!

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