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mikeyed . Feb 01

Review: Global Agenda Starts Tomorrow

This is kind of a strange position I've fallen into. I was tempted, but never really thought I would buy this game. What actually happened was that I started talking video games a lot with a guard at the book store where I w...   0

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mikeyed . Jan 30

The Future: Whores Will Spill Out Into The Streets

I wanted to explain my last blog post. While it was harsh, I meant it. Whether or not SCMRPG is art, I wanted to point out the hypocritical, circular, and reformative logic sandorasbox employs in their argument. Despite the...   0

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mikeyed . Jan 30

"Super Columbine Massacre RPG is retarded...."

Why yes. Nicely put. That is a very nice distillation of what that game is. It's not like you didn't just feed the flames of arbitration and madness. What in the wide world of art was I thinking? Blast! How did I not think...   0

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mikeyed . Jan 24

The Future: The Inevitable Fork

It's a pointy, uncomfortable topic. You can use it to bite off more than you can chew, but most people use it to pick through leftovers. It's not too fun. I myself made the decision about this pretty recently. My decision w...   0

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Anthony Burch . Dec 29

A tribute to videogame fan films, and a game you NEED to play (but won't).

Firstly, this. Any excuse to watch Escape from City 17, right? Secondly, The Void is currently on sale for half off ($9.99) on Steam, and really deserves to be checked out. Maybe. On the one hand: It's one of the most in...   0

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Anthony Burch . Dec 15

A new article, and thoughts on The Saboteur (and open world games in general).

Firstly, this is about the most prolific video game movie actors in Hollywood. Two are supermodels. The Saboteur is, to me, an incredibly enjoyable game that isn't actually all that good. While its controls are horrendou...   0

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Anthony Burch . Dec 01

An article on game documentaries, and Assassin's Creed II thoughts

First of all, this. Second of all, I think AC2's ending has to go down in history, alongside the Star Destroyer bit in Force Unleashed, as one of those gameplay moments that sounds absolutely spectacular written down but i...   0

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Anthony Burch . Nov 29

Holy shit, Kohlstream

I mean, holy shit. These are goddamn amazing. I'm reading the backs of the boxes now, and god damn. And the DVDs actually work in my PC. I'm watching Mortal Kombat as we speak. Thanks, a thousand times thanks.   0

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mikeyed . Nov 11

How the PSP Go Power Switch is Destroying America

There's a specific design flaw of the PSPgo I feel I have to point out to Sony. It is a particularly worrying design flaw due to the fact that it can kill your PSP Go. I am not saying this out of jest. Do not take it as a p...   0

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Anthony Burch . Nov 03

Regarding depictions of gamers in films, and an unofficial HAWP

<p> Firstly, a top five list about the stupid ways movies portray gamers (and the Digg link if you feel like it). Secondly, the forumites already found it but Ash and I did a scene for the Star Wars Uncut fan project,...   0

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Anthony Burch . Oct 20

Comparing Japanese and Western video game movies.

Spoiler: Japanese ones tend to be better. Which is odd, because I have the exact opposite opinion when it comes to, like, actual games. Sold Demon's Souls a little while ago, and despite loving the first Way of the Samura...   0

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Anthony Burch . Oct 18

If you are on this list, you're getting a free HAWP DVD.

This will get a frontpage post very soon, but you should probably know that the HAWP Season One DVD is now available: And if you're on this list, that means you did art for the DVD that I u...   0

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Anthony Burch . Oct 13

A followup to my JUMP! review

At the time of writing the review, I hadn't completed the game and thus didn't give it a score. The Dtoid tips line got an angy email from some guy who hilariously ended with "email me back if you want my full review," basi...   0

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Anthony Burch . Oct 07

The winners of the HAWP DVD fanart contest thing (also, idiocy)

I am the stupidest person in the world, and one of the credits in the fanart menu section on the DVD will be wrong. I am intensely, intensely sorry for this and will try to mention the real artist as frequently as possible wh...   0

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Anthony Burch . Oct 06

HAWP DVD stuff (also Big Trouble in Little China needs to be a videogame)

You can tell it's true because I wrote an article about it. Just writing about the goddamn thing makes me want to see it again. HAWP DVD UPDATE: I finished the proof and sent it off to CreateSpace. Now I just wait for them ...   0

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Anthony Burch . Sep 29

I'm gonna be on a live radio show tonight (in case you want to listen).

While the Podtoid crew will be talking about pecs and Super Street Fighter IV tonight, I'm going to be on ChatterBox Video Game Radio at 9 pm Arizona time (in other words, roughly three hours from now). You can listen liv...   0

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Anthony Burch . Sep 22

The future is now

Wherein I discuss videogame movie technology and how close we are to reaching it in reality. On the subject of future-tech, I just got an iPod touch and am flabbergasted by how willingly people will put up with an intrinsi...   0

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Anthony Burch . Sep 20

Hey Ash, Whatcha Podcastin': Episode One

Yeah. If you're into it, you can subscribe to it. If you're not, well, we tried.   0

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Anthony Burch . Sep 08

Videogame movies are trying to kill you. This is fact.

I wrote this article and you could read it if you wanted to. It's about fictional videogames that kill people. Also, Ash and I took these pictures at PAX and gave them to the guys at Rockstar.   0

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Anthony Burch . Aug 25

My thoughts on the upcoming "Gamer" movie, and Arkham impressions.

I'm leaning toward the assumption that Gamer will suck ass, but there are very small rays of weird, postmodern hope to be found in the basic premise. I went to an Arkham Asylum midnight release with Davis, and spent around...   0

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mikeyed . Aug 23

This One's for Chad: The Dolphin Helmet

In the Venetian sculpture exhibit at the National Gallery of Art there is a helmet, or burgonet as the Italians might have called it back in the day. This burgonet brought me back to a simpler time. A time when PS2s were st...   0

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Anthony Burch . Aug 11

Of videogame sequels to classic movies (also, HAWP DVD details)

I wrote an article about videogame sequels to movies that often equal their source material (The Warriors, Tron 2.0, etc). It's here. After next week's HAWP season finale, I'm gonna start working on a season DVD. For no par...   0

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Anthony Burch . Jul 28

I want to play Space Paranoids.

For reasons outlined here. Also: am I the only person freaking the shit out that Jeff Bridges seems to be a bad guy in the next Tron movie? Will Bruce Boxleitner's son have to take him down, or something? I really liked Kev...   0

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mikeyed . Jul 17

DoW 2: Orks in Progress, Part 1

Space Orks. The anti-space marine. They're a clanky, unrefined race that stretch the limits of realism in terms of space-travelling war machines. In Dawn of War 2, they have vehicle units that spew smoke and appear to be Fr...   0

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Anthony Burch . Jul 14

How David Hayter will save us all

I have written an article about how David Hayter could save videogame movies. You can read it at the link I just put in the blog in the previous sentence on this web site blog. So as to prevent this post from being a complete waste of your time, I have included pictures Davis and I took at a crazy-ass Japanese photo machine recently installed at our local arcade. Fucking weeaboos.   0

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mikeyed . Jul 03

Art Over Game Play

So I finally got back into playing Okami on the Wii. It's really a surprising game. I find the combat to be repetitive and the dialogue to be a bit questionable. A lot of the items and weapons are useless. Even the graphica...   0

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Anthony Burch . Jun 30

A new AMC article, and an update on HAWP

This article is about how videogame movies are infecting videogames with their shit quotient. Regarding HAWP -- we could be nearing the end of our first season very soon. Maybe. I'm not sure how it'll turn out. We'll proba...   0

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Anthony Burch . Jun 22

The Papa Burch Photoshop contest winners

You can check out the submissions here and here. I showed them to my dad yesterday, and have picked the winners based solely on how much he laughed or said "that's cool" upon seeing them. First place: Gibbo Second place: C...   0

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Anthony Burch . Jun 16

An article I wrote about videogame movies that shouldn't be made.

You know they're still allegedly in preproduction on Sims movie? Ridiculous. Just so this blog isn't an entire waste of self-promoting space, I have an almost-amusing story from E3 that I never really found the right pla...   0

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Anthony Burch . Jun 08

Reminder: The Papa Burch Photoshop contest ends soon!

Don't forget -- in five days, your chance to win some assorted games I don't want anymore in exchange for a cool Photoshop of my dad will be up. The contest rules and necessary exploitable images can still be found here.   0

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