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  • "WTH?!" Moments in Gaming

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    I'm on a roll (or not). The original Holy Crap! Moments in Gaming blog inspired this twist (spoiler alert!), involving situations where throwing a controller not only is allowed but might in fact be mandatory.

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    I'm on a roll (or not). The original Holy Crap! Moments in Gaming blog inspired this twist (spoiler alert!), involving situations where throwing a controller not only is allowed but might in fact be mandatory. 1. 24: The Game. I had to restart the... More
  • Re: "Holy Crap!" Moments in Gaming

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    With regards to Jeff Akervik, his list has inpired me to consider those moments in my gaming experience that stand out for me. (Spoiler alert!) 1. Tomb Raider. When first encountering any new ruins, the scale and subtle audio cue were cat nip for this... More
  • Slaves to Convention

    Sequels, or sophomore efforts, have an inconsistent record at best and at worst a reputation for failure. However, that hasn't prevented Hollywood studios or game developers from cranking them out ad infinitum (and ad nauseum). In particular I was thinking of the series Heroes and Lost. Great debut seasons but relatively poor subsequent productions. I can only hope that the clever and intriguing Flashforward doesn't follow suit.

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    Sequels, or sophomore efforts, have an inconsistent record at best and at worst a reputation for failure. However, that hasn't prevented Hollywood studios or game developers from cranking them out ad infinitum (and ad nauseum). In particular I was... More
  • A Question of Immersion

    I'm a graphics whore. I love a pretty picture. I'll often put more value on a game's production values than on the gameplay. Many times that will determine the degree to which I'm immersed in the game. (Witness my previous blog on the uncanny valley.)

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    I'm a graphics whore. I love a pretty picture. I'll often put more value on a game's production values than on the gameplay. Many times that will determine the degree to which I'm immersed in the game. (Witness my previous blog on the... More
  • Scaling the Uncanny Valley

    I was blown away by the level of detail in Modern Warfare 2. In the training portion at the base, I would spend time staring at soldiers' faces. I swear you can see every pore, wrinkle and imperfection as if seeing a real actor's face in HD. Facial animations likewise are realistic, as are bodily movements and FX in general. Which raises the question, has the industry scaled the uncanny valley?

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    I was blown away by the level of detail in Modern Warfare 2. In the training portion at the base, I would spend time staring at soldiers' faces. I swear you can see every pore, wrinkle and imperfection as if seeing a real actor's face in HD. Facial... More
  • What I Do Instead of Sleep, Part 1

    This nascent series, a carryover from my 1up blog, will include my impressions of the latest titles -- releases or demos -- that interest me enough to keep me up at night. After all, with a busy job and even busier home life, time is at a premium and I'd hate to waste my time or yours on any thoughtless endeavors.

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    This nascent series, a carryover from my 1up blog, will include my impressions of the latest titles -- releases or demos -- that interest me enough to keep me up at night. After all, with a busy job and even busier home life, time is at a premium and... More
  • All Grown Up

    I've been a subscriber to Game Informer for a few years but this is my first real involvement in the online community. As a lifelong gamer, I've always appreciated the depth of GI's content and the relatively high brow treatment of its subject. Whereas too many other mainstream publications cater to adolescent readers, this magazine lifts the videogame medium higher, helping bestow respect on an otherwise misunderstood form of entertainment.

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    I've been a subscriber to Game Informer for a few years but this is my first real involvement in the online community. As a lifelong gamer, I've always appreciated the depth of GI's content and the relatively high brow treatment of its subject... More