Bookshelf

Armada by Ernest Cline

There are two categories of novels that I absolutely adore: fantasy and anything related to video games. After the pleasant surprise that was Ernest Cline’s debut, Ready Player One, there was no way I was going to wait on his sophomore tale, Armada. While I’ve never been one for mech or flight simulation, Zach Lightman’s life-altering battle with …

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Gamer

How the PS4 Won Our Pre-Order

I want to preface this by stating for those who do not know me very well that I am not a fangirl of any Big Three console makers. It’s always been that I get the systems that have the games I want to play. Last time around I got the Xbox 360 before my PS3 …

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Project Backlog

Project Backlog – Summer 2013 Update #1

So, I had all these great plans for June and July. I was going to power through at least 2 games a month to whittle down my backlog. Sounds good, right? Productive, too. Well…. Animal Crossing happened. I had started Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask which had been sitting on my nightstand since it …

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You by Austin Grossman

After reading Ready Player One I went looking for something new to read and Goodreads recommended I check out You by Austin Grossman. His name was familiar; turns out he’s a games writer and one I’ve seen in credits at least once or twice. A few of my gaming friends had also read the book and recommended it, so …

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Dazed, Confused, and Rolling on the Floor Laughing

Oh Microsoft! Sometimes I just don’t get you. You schedule a console reveal event prior to E3, which in and of itself is completely fine, but then you pretty much ignore your gaming core, focusing instead on TV and movie integration, show off your recently purchased Skype tools, and push the Kinect technology without clarifying …

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