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Integration - I Love Saving Cash.

Gaming isn�t a cheap hobby. It takes months for prices to drop on new titles and even then, gamers are still paying around $30-40 per title. It can get ridiculously expensive when you�re in love with the hobby. If there were any possible ...

 
 
 

Villains - My Top 5

What makes a villain good? Is it a sense of humor or fiendish plots to destroy the earth? You�ll get a different answer from everyone, but all people will agree that they just love to hate the bad guys. Since I�ve played a huge amount of ...

 
 
 

Afterthoughts - Catherine

Months ago, I wrote a preview blog detailing how I thought �Catherine� was doing sex in video games a service. To me personally, most current games with sexual themes tend to waiver between extreme silliness and pointless gratuity. Well, ...

 
 
 

Relaxtion: Damn You, Nook!

Gaming is one of the most ultimate forms of relaxtion. Putting a game on helps you forget about your problems and the world around you. You�re transported into different worlds and take the role of heroes or villains and get to do whateve...

 
 
 

Labor Day - F*#% The Mile High Club!

My gaming career has been punctuated by many hardships. I�ve faced, and conquered, plenty of difficult games from every generation I was alive for. NES saw me beating the Ninja Turtle games and Mario Bros 3. SNES had me tackling Mega Man ...

 
 
 

Has Gaming Negatively Impacted Me?

While I can attribute gaming to a lot of positive growths in my life, there is a thought that has been lingering in my mind pretty recently; has gaming made me socially awkward? Due to a few recent arguments and events in my life, I�m beg...

 
 
 

Being Social: SGC

While my passion for gaming had reached a fever pitch in High School and continues to be a huge influence in my life today, I can safely say that I never even thought of attending a convention until the later part of college. Around Octob...

 
 
 
 

eSports: Why Not?

Gaming as a sport is something that I never thought of as a child. I just enjoyed popping in Mario and blasting through the levels as quickly as possible. Turns out, people were honing their skills doing exactly what I was, but for compet...

 
 
 

Motion Controls - Wii Don't Want to Play

Nintendo changed the face of the gaming world with the launch of the Wii in 2006. Whether you think it was for better or worse, motion controls were completely new and every developer wanted in on the action. We were given some decent min...

 
 
 
 

Digital Distribution: I sure love Steam!

Digital Distribution is a relatively new idea that is beginning to take the video game industry by storm. While Valve launched the idea back in 2003 with Steam and access to �Counter-Strike 1.6,� most developers didn�t even bother conside...

 
 
 

Gaming Thoughts: Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a very powerful force. It can completely distort the past unlike any other thing in the world. Recently, �Duke Nukem Forever� saw the light at the end of the release tunnel and gamers were thrilled. The thing is, we all wante...

 
 
 

E3 Approaches - E3 2011 Predictions

E3 is fast approaching and everyone in the games industry is a buzz about what the next big announcements will be. Predictions are running rampant on other sites and, being the big Nintendo fanboy I am, I�m starting to get extremely excited...

 
 
 

The Emasculation of an Action Star

Fellow blogger VenusInFur�s write-up about �Silent Hill: Shattered Memories� got me thinking of other media with more human males. He laments that more male characters aren�t shown being weak, but it�s all I�ve ever really known. This bri...

 
 
 

(NVGR) Thoughts of Death

When it comes to media, I try to be as objective as possible. Obviously I�ll berate something if I dislike it or cheer when I�m captivated by something, but I usually go into things with an open mind. It pains me when television shows lac...

 
 
 

Split-screen Woes

Multiplayer is definitely not the newest idea in the gaming world and it�s online application isn�t even in its infancy, but I�m really starting to feel angry over the lack of proper split-screen or developers bright ideas to tack them on...

 
 
 

P2 Press Start: "Hey Look, It's Salazar!"

I�ve played a bunch of co-op games in my day. I�ve had tremendous experiences with Chaos Theory, Rainbow Six 3 and even Modern Warfare 2. My most memorable, though, has to be my run through Resident Evil 5 (and the subsequent 6 other runs...

 
 
 

Maturation and Acceptance

I�m a fairly outspoken person. When someone says something I don�t like or agree with, I usually tend to spout off my counterpoint without them asking. It�s a bad habit, but I always deemed myself to be a fair and reasonable person, so I ...

 
 
 

Valkyria Chronicles - "Art"ful Warfare

I�m sort of a pundit for games as art. I take my gaming very seriously and I love it when I bond with a story and its atmosphere more than gameplay. If you haven�t read my previous blog on Ico, please take the time to do that. Quite hone...

 
 
 

Technical Difficulties: Adapt to This!

Difficulty is a very subjective topic. Many gamers are going to write about specific games they found too hard or easy and they�ll get plenty of responses saying they�re wrong. While there technically is no right and wrong answer, I hones...

 
 
 

Demo Impressions - Dragon Age 2 and Yakuza 4

Dragon Age: Origins was a troublesome game for me. I�m a big fan of BioWare and I�ve always had a blast with their games (well, excluding MDK2. That game aggravated me), but nothing about Dragon Age drew me in. I think I ended my playthro...

 
 
 

Sex Done Right: Catherine

Sex in video games is a ridiculously touchy subject for me. I wrote an entire blog post detailing how I disliked it so much (to which many of you thought I was insane), but I�m not here to bombast against it. No, I actually have a more po...

 
 
 

More Than Just Noise - Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden. Enough Said. Seriously, just look at this wallpaper and tell me it doesn�t bring up bad ass memories. Okay, not convinced? Well, the point of this blog is to bring up my nostalgia for the title and explain its kick-ass m...

 
 
 

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero - Review

Dead Rising 2 is still a month away from us, but Capcom has given gamers a piece of the action by offering up �Case Zero,� an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive paid demo. While the paid part may put people off, you can rest a little easier knowi...

 
 
 

Why Video Games beat Hollywood action

Sylvester Stallone will never learn when to give up. At the roaring age of 64, Stallone has created countless sequels to classic movies that have tarnished the original idea. He�s also written and directed his fair share of disasters and ...

 
 
 
 

E for Effort - Devil May Cry 4

To my friends, I am known as a man of hatred. I tend to hate on a lot of fairly popular games for not advancing their respective genres in any meaningful way. My friends will all boast, �HOLY SHIT, GEARS OF WAR IS STELLAR,� yet I simply ...

 
 
 

Love/Hate: Music/Rhythm Games

Guitar Hero was an amazing experience back in 2005. Activision and Harmonix knew that gamers were all hyped up for better graphics with the coming 360, so instead of trying to make a power house of technology, they just used creativity. ...

 
 
 

Ico - The Essence of Art

Video games are a form of media that is peculiar within the world. The very nature of interactive entertainment betrays the idea of art. Art is something that has a concrete purpose or message. Video games do not possess such a thing. SC...

 
 

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