Archive:  January, 2013

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Why Is There Too Much Homogeneity in Gaming?

Written by (@phneri) on January 31, 2013 in Opinion

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Military-themed first person shooters that take place in the near future and involve left trigger and right trigger mechanics to aim and shoot, right? Remember how we’ve had like a thousand of those things this console generation? Hey, remember that decade when everything was a JRPG? No? Allow me to illuminate you, fictional conversation partner!… Read More »


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XBLA Weekly: January 30, 2013

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on January 30, 2013 in Features

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This week’s journey to XBLA has us heading to the afterlife in Skulls of the Shogun. From 17Bit comes a turn based strategy game that brings you through the ghostly world of the samurai land of the dead. This game will bring a save and go feature not common with XBLA / Xbox games in general…. Read More »


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You Should Have Played This: Donkey Kong ’94

Written by (@phneri) on January 29, 2013 in Opinion

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There’s a lot of games that fly under the radar. It happens now when you gaze upon Steam’s thousands of offerings, and it happened in the past with games just because we didn’t know anything about them. In those terrifying days before the internet you just had to go off of the box art. Which… Read More »


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Hardcore or Not: Nintendo’s Difficulty in Recapturing the Core Gamer

Written by (@nightskyre) on January 29, 2013 in Opinion

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A video was posted on YouTube last Thursday coming from the Arabic gaming site True Gaming. In this video Noah Hughes, Tomb Raider‘s Creative Director, talked about a number of topics including the fact that the latest reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise will not be playable on the Wii U. At first blush this… Read More »


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N@P-028: Game Junkies Unite

Written by (@itloo) on January 29, 2013 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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Been going through nerd remission? This week the nerds are back to discuss the worst in-game deaths, figure out where organs belong, encourage the use of floaties, and come to terms with the fact that we’re all addicted to video games. The first 1-up is always free.     You can find and message us on Twitter… Read More »


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TMG-284 Hanging with the Hounds

Written by (@leftybrown) on January 27, 2013 in Married Gamers Podcast

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The topic this week is Gaming Obsessions and who better to have guesting with The Married Gamers than the hosts of The Gamehounds Podcast: Edie Sellers, Nick Dinicola and Dave aka Holy Goalie. What games are our obsessions? What makes a game addicting to us? What games in 2013 look like they might cause us… Read More »


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The Broke Nerdcast: Steal This Podcast!

Written by (@therealbigwall) on January 26, 2013 in Broke Nerdcast, Podcasts

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This week on The Broke Nerdcast, Jay and Wally figure out if there is any money in this whole podcasting business! (There isn’t.) The guys also discuss what huge comedians may enter the world of Marvel superheroes, Glee stealing from the internet’s favorite musician, and then the guys bestow gushing  praise upon the new director for the next… Read More »


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Get Fit Friday – Be A Motivator

Written by (@mrsleftybrown) on January 25, 2013 in Features

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One of the greatest challenges that I have come across during my fitness changes over the past year is to remain motivated. What I am constantly finding myself doing is reaching out to others who can help motivate me. They may be a friend who is finally able to do the Couch to 5k or… Read More »


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XBLA Weekly: January 23, 2013

Written by (@galactic_rhyme) on January 23, 2013 in Features

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Welcome back from the two-week absence of XBLA Weekly. It’s been quiet in the downloadable world of XBLA for a few weeks since the release of Retro City Rampage. This week finally brings us a new game and a little bit of news from Microsoft. From the minds of Double Fine and Ron Gilbert, Xbox Live Arcade… Read More »


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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Hits Stores Today

Written by (@LadyPwncess) on January 22, 2013 in Opinion

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With all the fuss surrounding those big time action packed games coming out this first quarter, you might have missed out on the announcement of a promising looking gem such as Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. It’s ok, it happens, don’t beat yourself up over it. Let me bring you up to speed so… Read More »