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Lefty’s Soapbox: To Dearly Departed Game Friendships

Written by (@leftybrown) on May 8, 2013 in Opinion

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In this data-driven, social-minded, inter-connected present; the definition of friendship is blurred. I’m old enough to have grown up before the internet permeated everything. Back then friendship was reserved solely for those that lived around the block, in the neighborhood, churches, and schools. Today, I have friends I’ve never met “in the flesh” so to… Read More »


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The Gaming Future is Near

Written by (@leftybrown) on May 16, 2012 in Opinion

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Near Field Communication technology is slowly becoming more and more ubiquitous, and it has the potential of transforming how you will soon be playing video games. Some of you may have already experienced something similar to NFC at work if you played Activision’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure which used small figures that were fitted with RFID… Read More »


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Why We Won’t Be Attending E3 Expo

Written by (@leftybrown) on May 9, 2012 in Opinion

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The 2012 E3 Expo is now less than a month away. The E3 Expo is a fantastic event, full of spectacle, huge announcements, and a great way to see and sometimes get your hands on games and devices that will be hitting stores shelves later in the year and into the next. The Married Gamers… Read More »


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Harmonix Still Loves You, Plastic Guitar Rock God!

Written by (@leftybrown) on May 2, 2012 in Features

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At PAX East last month, Harmonix announced their next music game, Rock Band Blitz. It would work using only a console gamepad. No guitar, drum, microphone, or keyboard necessary. And definitely no Rock Band stage kit support. The community team for Harmonix hosted a couple panels at PAX East and one common refrain was that… Read More »


Lefty’s Soapbox: On Cancelled Games & Van Gogh

Lefty’s Soapbox: On Cancelled Games & Van Gogh

Written by (@leftybrown) on February 9, 2011 in Opinion

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It’s believed that the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh painted over one third of his older canvases.  It is a significant number of works that are now sadly lost to the world.  This historical tidbit came to mind when I heard the news today that Activision was cancelling True Crime: Hong Kong, a re-imagining of… Read More »