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2:25 PM on 12.13.2013

My Body, Is Not Ready

Combo Breakers, Counter Breakers, spacing, timing, hit boxes, frame data, combos that actually work in practice.  These are all aspects of Killer Instinct and of fighting games in general that can be learned with enough pract...   read

4:22 PM on 12.09.2013

In-Game Audio on a headset sans a digital-in port

The Xbox One doesn't have connections for analog sound.  While some of you have fancy headsets that make love to your ear-holes through the wonderful sound they produce, us lowly folk must make due with what we have.  I have ...   read

8:24 AM on 12.07.2013

An evolving setup and more Killer Instinct

Well, I've been banished from my own television folks.  The wife has decided, in her majesty's flawless wisdom, that she can no longer share the television.  Snap is not good enough.  Days of our Lives takes priority over m...   read

8:42 AM on 12.05.2013

Confession: I am horrible at Killer Instinct

I am a terrible Killer Instinct player.  It's not the game that is at fault.  It's fairly simple to learn, not incredibly challenging to master.  It's responsive, fluid, and well designed.  No, it's just me.  While it isn't h...   read

5:37 PM on 11.30.2013

Swiftly Reviews: Dead Rising 3

Prior to its release DR3 had a bit of controversy around it regarding framerate, its darker tone, and visual fidelity.  As it turned out, none of these things were actual problems but rather served to further add cars to th...   read

11:41 AM on 11.24.2013

A Weekend with the Xbox One - Early Impressions

By 12:30am, I will have had my Xbox One for 48 hours.  In that time, I've played quite a bit of Forza and far more Dead Rising 3.  I've also tooled around with the console itself.  Sampled it's voice controls, have fallen in...   read

11:33 AM on 11.20.2013

The Calm Before the One Storm

It's happening.  My pre-orders are done.  I'll have a shiny new console to play with and three games.  My new Xbox Live account is made, and ready to go (long story about why I decided to make a new one that I won't go into...   read

12:10 PM on 11.16.2013

Xbox One - Launch Games Review Predictions

It's happening.  The X1 is less than a week from hitting the shelves and gracing our homes.  Starting Monday the first reviews will trickle in from all the major websites for a handful of games with more being released as the...   read

9:10 AM on 11.08.2013

Sigh, I should have known better.

Do you know what I had to eat this morning for breakfast?  Guess.  Go on, I'll wait. . .. ... Humble Pie with a side of Crow.  I don't care for it and I think I'll avoid its foul, disgusting taste from now on.  It was serve...   read

12:50 PM on 11.06.2013

Jim Sterling is now the reviews editor for The Escapist

Mr. Sterling just tweeted that he is the new reviews editor for The Escapist.  Congratulations Jim, you magnificent beast.   read

7:57 AM on 11.06.2013

Titanfall Worries

I don't play a lot of first person shooters.  I haven't played Call of Duty since the first one.  I haven't played Halo since the first one.  I haven't touched online multiplayer in either of them.  Yet I enjoyed the hell out...   read

10:07 AM on 11.05.2013

Unity Will Be Free For Indie Developers on Xbox One

Good news for indie developers today.  Article from IGN.   read

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