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Nerds At Play 071: Playing Sick

Written by (@shibachica) on August 27, 2014 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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After losing our last podcast to technical difficulties we are back. Unfortunately Zach is ill and in desperate need of video games. His illness may confuse him as to which episode this is but we are all sure of games that will help ease the pain. We also catch everyone up on our gaming adventures… Read More »


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The Married Gamers Episode 339: Access Granted

Written by (@leftybrown) on August 11, 2014 in Podcasts

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This week the Married Gamers discuss EA Access and how it just might be a game changer for both the Xbox One and the gaming industry. Chris and Kelly also talk about the Destiny beta and catch up in The Week in Geek. All this and more in episode 339 of The Married Gamers podcast…. 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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The Married Gamers Episode 340: The Future of Gaming

Written by (@leftybrown) on August 18, 2014 in News

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This week The Married Gamers do some prognosticating as they discuss the future of gaming with special guests from the Open Forum Radio Network: Larry (Prove Your Point and Open Forum Radio podcasts), William(GeeksFTW podcast) and Jason (My Peanut Gallery). In addition, we discuss Open Forum Radio, what it is and what our listeners can… 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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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

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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 »


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Character Select: Negative Nathan

Written by (@etdragon) on July 14, 2014 in Opinion

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I would like to go on the record as saying, I love my son but he is making me insane. Nathan turned four this past April and it seems like almost immediately he became a bit of a monster. Nate has always been a little bit challenging but it’s never been anything like four. Four… Read More »


Review: Spoiler Alert

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Spoiler Alert is a poor phone platformer and a terrible steam release.


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Character Select: From Baby to Touch Screen Expert in a Hot Minute

Written by (@etdragon) on July 7, 2014 in Opinion

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I’m not quite sure when this happened but there are no more babies in my house. It feels like overnight my sweet little baby girl has suddenly become a big kid who has opinions, favorite animals, and can operate an electronic device. To be more specific Kaitlyn has figured out how to use the Kindle… Read More »


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A Dallas Comic Con Adventure

Written by (@LadyPwncess) on July 5, 2014 in Opinion

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May is long gone (hello, July), and with it, Dallas Comic Con. Besides my daughter’s birthday, the biggest thing I look forward to every May is Dallas Comic Con. The comics, the artists, the special guests, the amazing booths full of stuff I simply must have, and the cosplay. Oh the cosplay! So many people… Read More »


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Gearing Up For Destiny

Written by (@robotmilk) on July 3, 2014 in Features

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With Destiny’s beta starting later this month and its eventual release in September, here is a comprehensive guide to some supplemental materials to get you ready/hold you over for Bungie’s next-gen expansive Shooter/MMO. Discover the world of Bungie Is Bungie really planning world domination? What is with the developer’s obsessive affinity with the number seven?… Read More »


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Unboxed: Why I Quit LootCrate

Written by (@leftybrown) on July 3, 2014 in Features

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In the past few years there has been a rise in specialty subscription services businesses that ship to consumers every month a box of stuff. Birchbox, is thought to be the first. The company launched in 2010 and offers cosmetics and grooming products to men and women. BarkBox, located in New York City and started… Read More »


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Character Select: Technological Evolution

Written by (@etdragon) on June 30, 2014 in Opinion

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It’s been a while since we last talked, Internet friends. Life has a way of getting crazy in a hurry and when you have children that crazy level becomes exponentially higher. Since my last post both of my children have continued to grow. Kaitlyn turned two in March and then a month later Nathan went… Read More »