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Review Rewind – Dying Light: The Following

Fresh on the heels of the monumental year that Dying Light had, developer Techland is continuing their momentum by releasing The Following, featuring all new content. While the game has certainly seen its share of support via paid DLC and free updates, The Following is on an entirely different level to what we’ve seen. In […]

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February 2, 2016 – What I’m playing & The Division Beta Chatter

When you start making money in a profession — any profession — you become the “go to” person for advice. My wife, a nurse, gets calls asking about particular ailments, friends who are cooks or chefs are asked to bring specialty dishes to events, and mechanics get asked to work on the cars of friends […]

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January 25, 2016 – Xbox One’s Free to Play Explosion

The blog is finally back online! Sorry for the downtime. It put a damper on my submissions and, when it was finally back up, I was catching up on other things that fell to the wayside. Today I’m going to talk a little bit about the explosion of free to play games that are available — […]

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January 10, 2016 (posted late) – Rebel Galaxy

Not every post I make is going to take a hard stance on something. Sometimes it’s nice just to talk about the games I’ve been playing. I have the Press A to Listen podcast to do that, sure, but we don’t rehearse that (clearly) and sometimes I simply forget to talk about certain aspects a game. […]

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January 6, 2016 – Oculus Rift price announcement

Remember, 24 hours ago, when I was bitching about game remakes coming out too soon after their initial release? During that post, I made it a point to explain that the way people are spending their own money is their own prerogative. I lean on that point because, if someone expressed disgust at a way […]

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January 5, 2016 – They’re getting remakes wrong

The most direct way I can say it is simply that I’m sick and tired of all the game remakes. We’re in the infancy of this generation of consoles, yet we’re seeing games re-released from last generation at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, my opinion clearly isn’t shared by the masses, because the games are selling […]

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Something, Something Giveaway. Something, Something Dark Side.

I posted earlier about how I’m going to refocus my efforts on this blog, but we all know that giveaways are a great way to get attention. I’m not above whoring myself out for followers, clicks, or likes, so here we are. I *WILL* say that, for those of you who are new to following […]

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The “Where the F**K Sm1tty has been” update

I’ve had tweets, Facebook messages, and emails to the Press A to Listen podcast, all asking what happened to me. I all but disappeared from social media, I haven’t updated this blog in nearly four months and, aside from that, it was only used as a window to my freelance work or to host a contest. […]

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Feature – Pinball Then … and Now

We all have our favorite pinball machine, and it’s easy to remember dumping dozens of quarters into it as adolescents to set a new high score. What most of us don’t know is that the classic pinball machine, the one we know and love, is a design that evolved over hundreds of years. Strangely enough, […]

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Review – Rare Replay

Back in 2002 Microsoft purchased a company that had made a name for themselves in the world of game development. Rare, known for titles like Banjo-Kazooie and GoldenEye 007 was well-established and beloved to many. For a time, Rare was cast aside and used exclusively for what seemed like “busy work”. Despite Microsoft’s promise that […]

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