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Nerds At Play 072: Adventures in Weird

Written by (@shibachica) on September 15, 2014 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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This week we choose our Batman personas and choose our dream game industry jobs. We also share our favorite weird games. All this and the crazy things we have been doing over the past week.   We have an email! dazzlersucks@gmail.com   Join our Steam group! You can find and message us on Twitter at… Read More »


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The Married Gamers Episode 342: Gamer Gated Community

Written by (@leftybrown) on September 8, 2014 in Married Gamers Podcast, Podcasts

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It’s a pretty awful few weeks to be a gamer. To talk about the vitriol and controversies making up “Gamergate” and more, Chris and Kelly invite Regina and Rhonda of the Game on Girl podcast to chat about the topic. We also dive into The Week in Geek and reflect on our favorite movies this… Read More »


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Review: Dance Central Spotlight

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Harmonix just released Dance Central Spotlight on the Xbox One. It is a download only title and will set you back just $9.99. For this price the player is going to get 10 songs in the core game. As always with the Harmonix games, there is a chance to purchase other songs for download. Those… Read More »


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GameWright Games: Over/Under, Qwixx, and Sushi Go! Reviews

Written by (@nightskyre) on September 5, 2014 in Reviews

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I have long been a fan of GameWright games. Even before my children were old enough to game I owned a copy of Forbidden Island and would play with my wife and friends. As my children grew to gaming ages (where by “gaming ages” I literally mean two years old) I began to look for… Read More »


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Pax Prime 2014: Hands-On With Assassin’s Creed Unity

Written by (@robotmilk) on September 4, 2014 in News

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First off, I have thoroughly enjoyed the Assassin’s Creed series. To the point where I think Assassin’s Creed 2 is the closest thing to a contemporary Legend of Zelda, and I love Brotherhood so much that it might be one of my top five favorite games of last gen. That said, my interest in the series… Read More »


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Pax Prime 2014: Hands-on with Dungeon of the Endless

Written by (@robotmilk) on September 3, 2014 in Features, PAX Prime 2014

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Paris based Amplitude Studio’s pixel-art infused roguelike Dungeon of the Endless was playable in the PAX Prime Indie Megabooth this weekend at PAX Prime 2014 in Downtown Seattle. Currently in Steam Early Access and slated to for the Xbox One this year, Dungeon of the Endless is a crossblend of the tried and true mechanics… Read More »


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Character Select: Defeating My Worst Enemy

Written by (@etdragon) on September 2, 2014 in Opinion

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Throughout my entire life I have always been a super self conscious person. I realize to people who have met me fairly recently that probably seems like crazy talk but stay with me on this. As a kid I was skinny, smart, klutzy, and shy. I wasn’t fantastic at making friends, I was terrible at… Read More »


Review: Metro: Redux

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Anyway, Metro Redux is a rerelease of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light all in one glorious package of post-apocalyptic violence, angry Russian yelling, and bizarre drinking montages.


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My Mech-Filled Summer With Titanfall

Written by (@robotmilk) on August 27, 2014 in News, Opinion

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I made a goal this summer to try to knock off as many games off my list to play before the onslaught of titles that comes with every fall. I was lucky enough to beat a couple like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and PixelJunk Monsters. There were so many more on… Read More »


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Character Select: Let’s Get Physical

Written by (@etdragon) on August 25, 2014 in Opinion

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It is no surprise that my children are allowed to play video games. In fact in a lot of situations I encourage them to experiment with games, especially on tablets, so they can learn something in a fun and interactive way. I won’t lie I also really enjoy sharing my favorite hobby with them and… Read More »


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Character Select: Summertime Sadness

Written by (@etdragon) on August 18, 2014 in Opinion

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I am not the biggest fan of summer. I realize that is an incredibly controversial statement but roll with me here for a second I promise I’ll explain. My dislike of this particular season has nothing to do with the weather, traffic (although I do hate that), or it being a busy time of year… Read More »


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Veteran’s Charity, Operation Supply Drop, Announces The Indie Ammo Box

Written by (@leftybrown) on August 13, 2014 in News

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The military veterans charity, Operation Supply Drop, has launched a website, The Indie Ammo Box, in which gamers can purchase independent video games for download. Game purchases then directly support U.S. and NATO allied troops here in the United States and around the world. In addition to offering up Indie game downloads, the Ammo box… Read More »


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Zombies are the Bacon of Video Games (They Make Everything Better)

Written by (@leftybrown) on August 12, 2014 in Opinion

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Zombies, the undead, and the infected are all coming for your digital brains, and in record numbers. The undead are more alive than ever before in video games. And why shouldn’t they be? Zombies are the bacon of video games. They make everything better. Case in point, as Call of Duty began to get stale… Read More »


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Character Select: Friendship is Magic

Written by (@etdragon) on August 11, 2014 in Opinion

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I’m going to tell you guys a secret, my son is a huge My Little Pony fan and I don’t care one iota. Actually if I’m really honest I think it’s pretty rad that he’s into this show. I’m not really sure when his obsession with My Little Pony started. I think it was when I… Read More »


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Why EA Access is a Game Changer for Xbox and the Industry

Written by (@leftybrown) on August 8, 2014 in Opinion

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Electronic Arts recently announced an experimental partnership with Microsoft’s Xbox division for their Xbox One console. The experiment is called EA Access and it’s in beta right now. On hearing this announcement I had hair standing on end. This historic first for a top tier games publisher has the potential of being a major game changer, provided… Read More »


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Character Select: Computing Metamorphosis

Written by (@etdragon) on August 4, 2014 in Opinion

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For approximately the last decade of my life all of my home computing has been done on a Mac. I bought my first Mac laptop when I was in my third year of college, sometime around 2003/2004 and I never really looked back. I’ve gone through probably four Mac laptops in that time and our… Read More »


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Why the Wii U is the Best Console for Familes (For Now)

Written by (@leftybrown) on August 1, 2014 in Opinion

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Right now the next-generation of video game consoles are now the current gen of gaming consoles. It’s a time that some gamers switch allegiances and others are faced with the tough task of deciding which machine would get the most use out of. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are hoping to find a place in your… Read More »


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Character Select: The Truth About Cats

Written by (@etdragon) on July 28, 2014 in Opinion

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I have many characters that I play on a daily basis; engineer, mother, wife, podcaster, writer, meat head, cook, and video game player among others. There is one hidden character that I also get to play, cat wrangler. It seems like it would be no big deal right? Cats just kind of sit around all… Read More »


Review: OlliOlli

Written by on July 26, 2014 in

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The golden age of skateboarding games is behind us. With the Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise left to mobile devices and Skate’s developers now defunct, skateboarding game fans don’t really have any options when it comes to finding that fix of alternative sports. Developer Roll7’s new arcade skateboarding game, OlliOlli, manages to keep the outlandish… Read More »


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Lefty’s Birthday Giveaway: Titanfall (Xbox One)

Written by (@leftybrown) on July 22, 2014 in Features

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Monday was Chris (Lefty) Brown’s birthday, but instead of receiving gifts, The Married Gamers will be giving one of you a very special gift. Pilots, prepare for Titanfall! That’s right, one lucky person will win an Xbox One copy of Titanfall. The giveaway is open until midnight July 24, so act fast! a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Character Select: Perfectly Imperfect

Written by (@etdragon) on July 21, 2014 in Opinion

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I have discussed my job very briefly over the course of this column and by very briefly I mean maybe one time. Hilariously enough that was written about two months before I quit my old job and started the position I have now. My current job is a completely different animal from my last position…. Read More »


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Pre-Order Exclusives for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Revealed

Written by (@LadyPwncess) on July 15, 2014 in News

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Retailer specific pre-order exclusives are always a good way to make me think twice about where to get my games from. Even when it comes to a game such asLEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Although most people dislike pre-order incentives, sometimes they can be pretty awesome. Digital incentives seem to be the popular choice but… Read More »