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Skyrim Character Creation: The Hunter

The skill and perk system in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an amalgamation of active and passive skills geared specifically around the type of character you want to make.  You can specialize in a few specific skill trees and become a master, or you can divide your skills around and, while you may not […]

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Skyrim Character Creation: Jedi and Sith

The skill and perk system in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an amalgamation of active and passive skills geared specifically around the type of character you want to make.  You can specialize in a few specific skill trees and become a master, or you can divide your skills around and, while you may not […]

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Skyrim Character Creation: Treasure Hunter

The skill and perk system in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an amalgamation of active and passive skills geared specifically around the type of character you want to make.  You can specialize in a few specific skill trees and become a master, or you can divide your skills around and, while you may not […]

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Video Game Addiction

Addiction, in my eyes, has two faces.  The first is physical addiction: withdrawals, sweats, headaches, you get all of it with a physical addiction.  The second is mental addiction.  You know the people, the ones who “can’t” function unless they’re high.  I’ve had both.  When I was in college (and shortly thereafter) I was a […]

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Runic Games Breaks My Heart: Torchlight 2 Delayed

Today Runic Games pulled my heart out of my chest, threw it in the dirt, and stomped it until there was nothing left.  That’s right, Torchlight 2 has been delayed.  Of course, this wasn’t totally unexpected — we had all hoped that Torchlight 2 would grace our computers early in November.

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Xbox Live Needs a Wish List

I’ve written about “Wishful Thinking for Xbox Live” where I lay out my own wants for the service.  Surprisingly the last wish, cable television, has become a reality.  It hasn’t been implemented yet, but the groundwork has been laid and the deals are in place.  If you look at the remaining wishes, you understand the […]

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Hunting Games are Boring

It’s no secret that hunting games are notoriously boring and not very well received.  They’re niche market games, usually developed on a budget and sold around $39.99 at release.  The visuals are stiff and rigid, the audio is bland, and the game play itself is clunky and repetitive.  So what can developers like Activision do […]

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