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  • I'm going to beat Ocarina of Time in a day to raise money for the MN AIDS Walk

    As you may already know, Jake Johnson and I are participating in the MN AIDS Walk this May 20th (for more info on how/why I decided to participate, read this post).  Our team name is "The Indigo-Go's," which I think is awesome.

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    As you may already know, Jake Johnson and I are participating in the MN AIDS Walk this May 20th (for more info on how/why I decided to participate, read this post ). Our team name is " The Indigo-Go's ," which I think is awesome. Zora Link... More
  • Being an Academic Gamer (How I Play Games)

    Y'ALL.  I'm gonna tell you what it's like to be an academic and a gamer and an academic studying games all at the same time/why being a crazy-pants grad student influences the way I play games.

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    5th year? Pfft. I am already there, brother. Y'ALL. I'm gonna tell you what it's like to be an academic and a gamer and an academic studying games all at the same time/why being a crazy-pants grad student influences the way I play games. Grad... More
  • Ali's Favorite Video Game Music #3 - Special Kingdom Hearts Anniversary Edition

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    As I sit here eating butterscotch chips and thinking about how much I love Peeta Mellark, I'm also reflecting on another of my obsessions: Kingdom Hearts.

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    As I sit here eating butterscotch chips and thinking about how much I love Peeta Mellark , I'm also reflecting on another of my obsessions: Kingdom Hearts. Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Japanese release of Kingdom Hearts I, way back in... More
  • Ali's Favorite Video Game Music #2

    I'm house-sitting tonight, and since I initially had some Japanese homework to finish up, my boyfriend got ahead of me in the "Let's play games on this person's MASSIVE TV" queue (he's currently playing Mass Effect 1).  So, I figured, what better time to post another Ali's Favorite Video Game Music entry?

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    I'm house-sitting tonight, and since I initially had some Japanese homework to finish up, my boyfriend got ahead of me in the "Let's play games on this person's MASSIVE TV" queue (he's currently playing Mass Effect 1). So, I... More
  • Ali's Favorite Video Game Music #1

    Let me start off by saying this: I don't get many chances to casually write about games.  I'm a graduate student/academic, which means I get to study a lot of really amazingly in-depth things about gaming and gamer culture, but the kinds of pieces I produce as part of my job are really seen by only about ten people at any given time.  I do have a regular person blog, titled "No, I Am a Cat," and I've written about games there before (duh), but this blog marks the first time I've cross-posted on both that regular person blog and the Game Informer website.  So, it's really nice to be conversing with y'all!

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    Let me start off by saying this: I don't get many chances to casually write about games. I'm a graduate student/academic, which means I get to study a lot of really amazingly in-depth things about gaming and gamer culture, but the kinds of pieces... More