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2011 Staff Picks: Game of the Year

Written by (@johncatuira) on December 22, 2011 in Features

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Game of the Year: Portal 2 (Developer: Valve; Publisher: Valve Corp) If you’ve been following our Staff Picks, you’ve already had three hints as to which game won the award for The Married Gamers Game of the Year for 2011. It won Best Storyline. It took the title for Best Co-Op. It earned the dubious… Read More »


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2011 Staff Picks: Game Most Likely to Cause Marital Strife

Written by (@itloo) on December 14, 2011 in Features

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Game Most Likely to Cause Marital Strife: Portal 2 (Developer: Valve; Publisher: Valve Corp) Being married to a gamer can be difficult, especially with only 1 console in the house. Over 2011, we Married Gamers have played dozens of games that have brought a strain either competitively or mentally against our marriages. When all is said and… Read More »


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TMG-234 Staff Infection

Written by (@leftybrown) on December 11, 2011 in Married Gamers Podcast

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As the year winds its way down, Chris and Kelly invite members of their staff on the show to talk about the year in video games. Joining the hosts are Loren Nikkel, Melisa Snyder, and Zach Snell to talk about what games were great this year, what themes or trends can be seen coming out… Read More »


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2011 Staff Picks: Best Co-op

Written by (@itloo) on December 8, 2011 in Features

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Best Co-op: Portal 2 (Developer: Valve; Publisher: Valve Corp) Co-op revolves around cooperation and playing as a team. Taking into account all the games that came out this year touting unique co-op experiences, Portal 2 outshines them all. Portal 2‘s co-op combines intricate puzzles, quirky avatar actions, and an all-around enjoyable experience. Yes, playing co-op with someone can… Read More »


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2011 Staff Picks: Best Storyline

Written by (@johncatuira) on December 7, 2011 in Features

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Best Storyline: Portal 2 (Developer: Valve; Publisher: Valve Corp) I’ve always said that for narrative-focused games, a story is the framework that developers mold the rest of the game around. A good story is more than a premise and much more than a checklist of objectives. The fiction of the Portal 2 universe carries over from… Read More »


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TMG-223 Pain In The Neck

Written by (@leftybrown) on September 14, 2011 in Married Gamers Podcast

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The Married Gamers return after a short yet painful hiatus. Chris fills everyone in on his recent surgery. Kelly and Chris then talk about their favorite games from PAX Prime 2011. In addition, The Married Gamers interviews Gary Hudston, Rachel Van Der Meer, and Douglas Hoogland about a series of very special and unique Portal… Read More »


They Don’t Make Games Like They Used To: Difficulties

They Don’t Make Games Like They Used To: Difficulties

Written by (@itloo) on September 9, 2011 in Opinion

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  This past month I have been venturing through the kingdom of Hyrule, reliving the good ol’ days of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my 3DS. As I entered Zora’s kingdom and tried to figure out how to rescue Princess Ruta, it dawned on me. This game caused me so much grief and… Read More »


Game of the Year 2011: The Contenders So Far

Game of the Year 2011: The Contenders So Far

Written by (@johncatuira) on July 25, 2011 in Features

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Game of the Year lists are typically released after December 31 of the year being judged. However, there are two GOTY-related truths, admitted or not, that we have to acknowledge: The gaming universe spins quickly. Games release every week, so a week or so after a game hits retail shelves, a new game is right… Read More »


One Geek Girl’s Robot Love

One Geek Girl’s Robot Love

Written by (@shibachica) on April 20, 2011 in Opinion

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  It is a truth as old as geekdom.  Robots are freakin’ fascinating.  These creatures of artificial intelligence provide endless entertainment to the masses.  Is it the way they mimic human characteristics?  Is it the way they analyze without emotion in an age of touchy-feely political correctness?  Do we control them or will they ultimately… Read More »


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TMG-204 How Hard is Hard?

Written by (@leftybrown) on April 17, 2011 in Married Gamers Podcast

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The Married Gamers return although a little ragged. This week they talk about Achievements & Trophies tied to game difficulties. In addition, Chris & Kelly chat about Game Over Month, catch up on their year-long Chris vs. Kelly challenge, and one of them has the One Minute Soapbox. All this plus the Opening Question and… Read More »