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12:52 PM on 07.07.2010

Why I like motion controls

Once again, I have to invoke the notion of the arrogance of the “hardcore gamer.” Many of them seem to hold either ambivalence or hatred towards motion controls as used in gaming. Not without cause or reason, the Wii had j...   read

2:25 PM on 06.22.2010

That Game Sucks!

95% of “hardcore gamers” can be summed up in one category. We all want to see the new games, play the new cool games coming off the shelves. It is the basis of our whole relationship with new games. I’ve been doing somethin...   read

10:48 AM on 06.09.2010

“Gamer” is dead.

Nas stated in this album, “Hip Hop is Dead”. It was used to describe the current state of what people know as "Hip Hop." Likewise, I say that the term “Gamer” is dead. Should you truly enjoy video games and care about them,...   read

11:14 AM on 05.16.2010

Welcome to Steam, (Please wait, Updating)

Up until very recently, I’ve always had some sort of Dell laptop. The first made playing Unreal Tournament 2003 (practically Lan party style in high school during lunch) extremely fun. However that was the extent of my know...   read

12:20 AM on 04.16.2010

Not addressing the n-word in Def Jam Rapstar

“In this day and age, you can’t NOT offend somebody, somewhere, and I think people need to come to terms with that.” - Jim Sterling Frankly, I wasn’t sure how to start this article, or how I could condense such frustration a...   read

9:17 AM on 02.14.2010

Oh XMB, when will you ever grow up?

There was a time, long ago, when the XMB was much better than the dashboard. It was easier to use, everything was displayed right in front of you, and you didn't have to go hunting for what you wanted like the blades system. ...   read

7:56 AM on 02.02.2010

Dammit the 'Toid is always right!

Been on d'toid for quite a while now, and its been really awesome. The community based atmosphere makes it a lot more entertaining to see what everyone's talking about, instead of just reading comment after comment. What's re...   read

12:25 PM on 12.08.2009

Why Custom Soundtracks are necessary.

There are times when a games soundtrack fits wonderfully with the game, and adds to the incredible setting within the environment of the game you are playing. Fable and Dead Space both provide great examples about how the sou...   read

6:48 PM on 10.24.2009

Immersion and Realism: Games and movies

Amazing karate movies starring Jet Li and Jackie Chan, Insightful movies made by Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg, Action packed movies starring Jason Statham and Bruce WIllis. Whenever you walk out of any of these types ...   read

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