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  • I Am Now A GI Intern Alum

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    Tim made this for me. Don't ask. It's a long story.

    Today marks my last day as a Game Informer i

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    What I've done, what I've learned, where I'm going from here.

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  • Jack, Overheard #1 (Things A Game Informer Intern Says)

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    My fellow Game Informer Intern Jack says some goofy things.

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  • Ali's Favorite Video Game Music #5: The World Ends with You

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    Spiky-haired emo guy? Yep. Buff guy with a heart of gold? Yep. Girl carrying a cat plushie and baring unnecessary skin? Yep. Amazing game anyway? Yep.

    More than four years ago, Square Enix teamed up with Jupiter to put together a game that, by most people's standards, should have been trite and missable. More

    More than four years ago, Square Enix teamed up with Jupiter to put together a game that, by most people's standards, should have been trite and missable.

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  • Gotta Love That Sweet Podcast Juice: My First Week As A GI Intern

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    At 11 A.M. on May 23rd, my life changed.

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    What I've learned so far, how amazing it is, how lucky I am.

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  • I'm A Nerdy Academic With A Cheese Obsession

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    What a dweeb who researches gamer culture is doing at Game Informer.

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  • Shut Up and Take My Money #1

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    I used to have a personal blog series called Things I Like, and it was a series of posts with pictures and links to purchasable things I liked on the internet.  It was mostly geeky stuff and fashion stuff, but I thought, I still like sifting through the vast interwebs (especi

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    I used to have a personal blog series called Things I Like , and it was a series of posts with pictures and links to purchasable things I liked on the internet. It was mostly geeky stuff and fashion stuff, but I thought, I still like sifting through the... More
  • Ali's Favorite Video Game Music #4 - Minecraft Composer C418 Does Zelda

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    C418's remix

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    I went into this edition of AFVGM thinking I'd tell you all about halc and his amazing chip-tune remixes of some of the best and most recognizable game music out there--but then I stumbled across this gem while perusing OC ReMix : Minecraft composer... More
  • My Gamer Mom

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    It's Mother's Day, and Kyle Hilliard's reader discussion on moms who game got me thinking about my own mother, with whom I'm spending the weekend, and who has been a gamer almost as long as I have.

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    My mother will kick your ass in Mario Kart Wii. It's Mother's Day, and Kyle Hilliard's reader discussion on moms who game got me thinking about my own mother, with whom I'm spending the weekend, and who has been a gamer almost as long... More
  • Why We Won't See Kingdom Hearts III at E3 and Why I Don't Care

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    As we celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the Kingdom Hearts series (the exact date was March 28 th; I am still partying ) and creep ever-closer to E3, Kingdom Hearts fans and people who follow the series for the lulz are inevitably wondering, “Is... More
  • Pics from my visit to the Pokemon: Battle Royale art exhibit w/Ben Hanson and friends

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    Earlier today, I--along with Game Informer video producer/one of my soon-to-be coworkers Ben Hanson (as well as our lovely significant others)--visited Light Grey Art Lab's most recent (and most talked about) exhibit, Battle Royale, which features 151 illustrations of the original 151 Pokemon as interpreted by 151 different artists from around the country.  

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    Earlier today, I--along with Game Informer video producer/one of my soon-to-be coworkers Ben Hanson (as well as our lovely significant others)--visited Light Grey Art Lab 's most recent (and most talked about ) exhibit, Battle Royale , which features... More
  • Pics from Rusty Quarters, the new(ish) arcade in Uptown, Minneapolis

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    I'm currently re-watching How to Train Your Dragon with some of my favorite peeps and don't care to write a super-duper long post about how awesome my day was, soooo...here are some pics from our time at Rusty Quarters, which is a new(ish) arcade that opened up in Uptown (Minneapolis, where I live).

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    I'm currently re-watching How to Train Your Dragon with some of my favorite peeps and don't care to write a super-duper long post about how awesome my day was, soooo...here are some pics from our time at Rusty Quarters, which is a new(ish) arcade... More
  • I am 1/3 of the new Game Informer intern team

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    *I take my Legend of Zelda very seriously.  My mom and I began playing it back in 1998 (Ocarina of Time in da houuuuse), though I'm pretty sure A Link to the Past took my Zelda virginity.  I now have a Deku Scrub tattoo and wear Zelda underpants on days when I feel like I need superpowers.  

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    Yeah, you read right: Game Informer recently hired three interns, and I am happy (see: overjoyed/peeing my pants) to announce that I will serve as one of them for the summer of 2012. COMMENCE THE MASS PEEING OF THE PANTS No, but seriously, I am thrilled... More