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Indiecade Winners

October 18th, 2011 Comments Off

It’s the holiday season, so games are coming fast and furious. Some of the best stuff isn’t produced by AAA developers, though. Indiecade, an independent games festival, Is there in the autumn months to remind you which games deserve watching, whether they have millions in their advertising budgets or not. Actually, unlike GDC, Indiecade would [...]

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Mario Is Missing

October 5th, 2011 Comments Off

Yeah, so work called, which cuts into my writing time. Please divert yourselves with this extraordinary video of that time Mario bought a portal gun. Incidentally, there’s a whole series of these things on youtube.

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A little existential dread

September 30th, 2011 Comments Off

I’m a little busy playing The Binding of Isaac to write something substantial. It’s ok though, because if you haven’t read this article, you really need to. It’s hard to describe succinctly, but it’s a sort of mix between a “state of the industry” talk and Childhood’s End. It’s a fair pile of text for [...]

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Decide-O-Tron

September 26th, 2011 Comments Off

If there’s one thing Penny Arcade seems to enjoy, it’s unleashing imaginary robots. So it is with the Decide-o-tron, a game recommendation app they recently added to the app store. The red robot imports data from your XBL and PSN accounts, mines it, and spits out recommendations. Decide-o-tron does a passable job of making recommendations [...]

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Super Smash Land

September 22nd, 2011 Comments Off

In case you’re under 20, that’s a Game Boy “de-make” of Smash Bros. If you’re under 10, a Game Boy is an ancient brick that adults used to play portable games. It could deflect bullets and play games at temperatures over 500 degrees. It weighed 20 pounds and WE LIKED IT THAT WAY! I love [...]

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Netflix Can’t Tell Bad Attention From Good

September 19th, 2011 Comments Off

At least, that’s how it feels these days. The DVD-rental giant stole the headlines today with another restructuring announcement. Netflix is undergoing a sort of corporate meiosis where it splits into two daughter businesses, each with half the parent company’s traits. One daughter company will retain the name “Netflix” and inherit the increasingly popular streaming [...]

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New Video Card

September 15th, 2011 3 Comments

Dear Internet, We’re friends, right? I write you article after article and you reply with deafening silence. Well, today I come to you for a favor. My old video card, an EVGA E-GeForce 8800 GTS passed in the night. I write you this blog post on my iPod, because my poor computer is reduced to [...]

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Ambassadorial Privilege

September 5th, 2011 Comments Off

It appears that ambassadorship comes with both perks and red tape. At least, that proved to be the case when the first of Nintendo’s 3DS Ambassador games dropped last week. The program, an apology to early adopters for the recent price drop, delivers 20 downloadable games by the end of 2011. It’s too late to [...]

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PAX Starts Strong

August 26th, 2011 Comments Off

I may not be at PAX this year (curse the early ticket sell-outs and tightened media restrictions!), but skipping the show floor does offer some benefits. For instance, I actually have time to browse Twitter and discover Zeboyd Games will resurrect Penny Arcade Adventures. The episodic RPG followed a 1920′s version of comic celebrities Gabe [...]

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Gamestop Pulls Coupons, Games From Shelves

August 25th, 2011 Comments Off

I always thought it would be nice if retail games shipped with codes to download their digital counterparts. It wouldn’t be profitable for the company, mind you, but I’d certainly be pleased. Gamestop apparently doesn’t share my dream. When cloud gaming service OnLive packed a freebie coupon into copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gamestop [...]

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