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WoW, Really?

A few months ago, I was driving to the airport in Louisville, Kentucky at about 7 in the morning. As the drive takes a little more than an hour, I turned on the radio in the hopes of finding some mainstream music with which I could sing alo...

 
 
 
 

Ding, Dong...Nintendo Calling

A few weeks ago, I read a post by Cowzilla called The Ladies Love Nintendo and Nintendo Loves the Ladies. Not quite the ugly friend of the hot girl anymore, are you, Nintendo? In case you were too uninspired to click on any of the previous...

 
 
 

Be a CNN E3 i-reporter

In honor of E3, CNN is asking its band of i-reporters to send in stories about their favorite video games. Check it out: "Video game developers are gathering in Los Angeles for the E3 conference, where they'll unveil the hot new titles ga...

 
 
 

And the Beat Goes On...Don-DonDon-DonDon

When I was in high school, my AP English teachers would always give us a list of essay topics to choose from, related to whatever we were reading at the time. I would always scan the list and instantly go for any topic that mentioned imager...

 
 
 

Rock Band is a Gateway Game

Rock Band Reflection - Part II If I learned anything from my co-workers' enjoyment of Rock Band, it was that non-gamers can be made into casual gamers if introduced to the right game. This is why I think Rock Band is a "Gateway Game." ...

 
 
 

Teachers and Christmas and Rock Band...Oh My!

Rock Band Reflection - Part I My co-workers don't know everything about my gaming habits. They don't know, for example, that I took off the day after Halo 3 came out so I could go to the midnight release. They do, however, know some th...

 
 
 

Game Store Clerks Fuel Stereotypes(?)

In my last post, I wrote about one of my favorite fictional gamers. I received some interesting comments about how television sometimes promotes a "gamer stereotype." In particular, one poster said, "I just wish they would find a way to inc...

 
 
 

Vampire Plays Games in Moonlight

Logan Griffen, played by actor David Blue, made an unremarkable debut on CBS's now canceled series Moonlight. At first, Logan just seems like your average primetime techie. He has all the gadgets and brains he needs to help the main charact...

 
 
 

A Cast of Thousands...Luigi

Which characters do you personally relate to more than your fellow gamers? Though I do enjoy pink, I am not a princess--Peach, Daisy or otherwise. In fact, as I do a mental roll call of all the video game characters I've ever controlled o...

 
 
 

Two Little Words: System Link

When I was seven, I had an NES. I remember staying up late to play Super Mario Bros. only to die over and over again in level 8-1. What was with that last jump? I graduated to an SNES in the seventh grade and then I pretty much stuck with t...

 
 
 

Yes We Can...Make a Gamer Out of Barack Obama

I support Barack Obama. Officially. Passionately, even. I saw him speak at a rally and was captivated from start to finish. I will vote for him in November. This is why it hurts all that much more when I hear him sneak into his speeches...

 
 
 

Your teacher's...a gamer?!

Yes, I must admit it, I am a high school math teacher. Not a great one. Not a cool one. Just your average, everyday algebra facilitator. Mostly, I teach freshmen, and they all tell tales of amazing eighth grade math teachers who basically...

 
 

About ThisYearsPinkone of us since 7:25 PM on 06.27.2008

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Me: Hi, I'm your math teacher.
Student: I heard you have a live account.
Me: Uh...yeah.
Student: What do you play?
Me: Halo. Rock Band. Arcade games. Whatever.
Student: You any good?
Me: No? I mean, you know, not really.
Student: Oh, okay.

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"You know, black is this year's pink."
~Galinda, Wicked

>>Video Games are this year's pink.<<

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| Favorite Fictional Gamers - list in progress |
>Logan Griffen, Moonlight
>Chuck Bartowski, Chuck

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"It's hard to be original when everyone's so typical."
~Five Times August

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"Santa Claus multiplied by i ? Well, I guess that makes him real."
~Bo Burnham's New Math

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