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And So Turn the Gears of Our Lives

This September another video game trilogy comes to a conclusion. The Gears of War saga has a dear place in my heart as one of the games that helped me get through the long-distance leg of my relationship with my husband. These were games we played together for the cooperative experience, something to do as …

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Quantity Over Quality

With the video game industry’s shift towards digital distribution, it sometimes feels as though the quality of released product is sacrificed in order to sell higher volumes in a smaller time frame. This reliance on releasing patches and updates to fix bugs that slip through hardworking Quality Assurance department fingers has always had it’s benefits, …

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Yukino’s Most Wanted 2011 Edition

I love games. And because I love games so much my wallet (or now more accurately, my husband’s wallet) takes a hit at least once a month if not more, all in the name of investing my time wisely. This year will be no different from the last who knows how many years since I …

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How I Gamed My Way Through 2010

With only a couple of weeks remaining, major video game releases for 2010 are in the books. Looking over the list of the releases I can remember playing, I would have to say I had a pretty solid year hanging out with my consoles. I can’t remember the last time I spent so much time …

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Love, Thy Name is Rage Quit

More often than not, video games are fun. You can waste countless hours staring at your TV, ignoring your responsibilities and immersing your entire being into the story at hand. These games take you on amazing adventures or simply help pass the time, and either way, you feel accomplished and better for having the experience …

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The Age of Motion

Why is it that game companies want to force me into moving around like an idiot in front of my TV to play my games? When I want to move around I tend to do something constructive, like baking, exercising or running away from spiders. Going completely controller-free is not in my future, no matter …

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A Tale of Two Games

After missing out on the first couple of these, I am glad to finally be able to join in the Gamer Banter blog swap initiated by Terry over at GameCouch. This month’s topic of discussion is: What was the game that made you a gamer? Way, way back in the early 80s, my mom came home one …

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