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Job Loss, The Fight for Time, and the Parent That Games

Once more, I sit down to dust the cobwebs off of this site. To check into it and see what it could have been, what I could have done with it, where it could have gone, (Protip: Nowhere). That’s the self deprecating cynic in me. The low self esteemed prowess of mine; I’ve gone down this road before. I’m not here for this. I’m here to just write. Maybe for me. Maybe for you? I don’t know. What I do know is that the last two and a half years have been one hell of a ride for me, and for the rest of the people who have been involved with this site in any way shape or form. Thankfully, all mainly good things! Some not so much. I won’t focus on them so much, as I’m not one to talk about other people without their blessing, and I’m also not one to be a nosy neighbor and gab about shit that isn’t my problem. I’m here today for me. My life has changed. Drastically. For the better, mind you. You see, over two years ago, right after I had bought a home with my wife, I was let go…

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Do Not Adjust Your Browser

I don’t even know if that phrase works right, but hey, what do I know? Anyway, working on changing the site layout around a bit, so you might experience some changes. Slight changes? Big changes? Unsure. It might break the site or make it look ungodly to thine eyes! DON’T FRET! I’ll figure it out. For the time being, enjoy yourselves, sit back, and relax. Or something.

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You’ll Probably Hate This Before You Fully Read It

Games all come in particular styles, genres, and length. All different styles of development, and visual style. Why then, still in this day and age, are we as gamers crying a river when we hear a game is cel shaded, not online, or too short? My two cents after the jump, but be forewarned: it may be too short in length for your liking.

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Nintendo Doing Nintendo Things and it Drives Me Nuts

Nintendo; we love to love them, loathe to hate them. It’s simple, really. They make really good quality games and innovations, both hardware and software alike, and we love that. As adoring fans, it hurts us inside to see the longest standing player in the business consistently stumbling more than walking in stride. With their recent investors meeting, it was a little of both.

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What’d We Miss? Maybe You Missed It, Too

We’ve been gone for a while. Sorry about that! As you all know, we pride ourselves here for being real people with real lives talking about what we feel about gaming and other pop culture industry stuff! So while we’ve been busy with business trips and work, the world’s kept turning and we haven’t been able to comment on it. If you also missed it, here’s some stuff.

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Delays? Oh My.

It’s been a little bit of stop-and-go here on the site, though it tends to start getting this way around this time of year. Marcos just had a business trip, and I’m about to have my annual one for my job as well. Things will slow somewhat, but we will try and keep up with all the major upcoming news. We’ve got the release date for the PS4, and we’re sure Microsoft is around the corner with their news. We’ll keep on top of it. Trust us.

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Kinect No Longer Connected

For those of you who were wary of the Xbox One’s need to have your Kinect connected at all times for the machine to be operable at all, you can rest easy. Unless you are looking to use Kinect enabled software, the Kinect can remain unplugged.

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Nintendo Shows Off in Today’s Nintendo Direct

Satoru Iwata presents today’s Nintendo aweomeness in their Nintendo Direct video. Running about 30 minutes, it doesn’t take up all your time yet it’s long enough to get your mouth watering! What are you most looking forward to?

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Indie and the Beast

You may have heard by now, but indie developer Phil Fish recently quit the industry and took Fez II with him. The reasoning? Well, he never nailed it down to one thing but it was right off of the heels of Marcus Beer’s comments from GameTrailer’s Invisible Walls video podcast calling him and fellow indie developer Jonathan Blow a “tosspot” and a “fucking hipster” for refusing to comment to the press about Microsoft’s recent Xbox One’s self-publishing policies for indie devs. People say he pouted after getting lashed at and took his ball and went home. Sounds legit.

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Blood:The Last Vampire Character Designer, Katsuya Terada Paints Life-Sized Mural Of Giant Squid! (Video)

It looks like Katsuya Terada, the Mangaka behind Monkey King and character designer for Blood: The Last Vampire, flexed his artistic muscles this past weekend at the J-POP Summit in San Francisco. In spectacular fashion, Terada ended up painting a life-sized Giant Squid using actual squid ink. Check out the short video showing off his breathtaking work after the jump!

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Sneak a Peek at Some New Grand Theft Auto V Screens

The day is almost near us, the day where countless gamers will disappear into the void of their rooms and lose themselves in the newest offering from Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V. That day is September 17, 2013, 49 days away. A.k.a., too f’ing long for me to possibly contain myself. But until that wondrous day comes about, Rockstar has released a dozen new screens from the game to tease us with. You can make your way over to Rockstar’s post and see the screens there, or you can just stay here, scroll down, and see them from the comfort of your computer/phone/tablet/fancy WiFi enabled toaster with that spiffy LED screen. And if you haven’t already done so, check out Luis‘ previous post and watch the sweet sweet gameplay trailer.

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Zombies, Deadpool’s and Giant Robots!

In this weeks episode Luis and I fight off the undead to give you our final impressions on the Telltales recently released DLC episode, The Walking Dead: 400 Days. Luis got some hands on time with the Merc with a Mouth and gives us his thoughts on the High Moon Studios Deadpool videogame. Then finally we review Guillermo Del Toro’s love letter to Mecha anime and Monster movies, Pacific Rim. Who doesn’t love giant robots fighting aliens?!

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DLC Done Right

I’ve posted a couple of articles on DLC add-ons as of late. Mostly, I’ve been excited about it, with some exceptions. I’ve read a few comments around the internet that states DLC is nickel-and-dime-ing gamers to no end. Heck, a few of you let me know that through Facebook. I fully agree… to an extent. Not all DLC is evil or created equal, and a few companies have been doing this right. Companies like EA and Capcom to name a few, could learn from NetherRealm, DICE, Gearbox and – well, Capcom.

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Forza 5 Won’t Be Push To Start

Further cementing the reason a lot of people still have mixed feelings about Microsoft, we learn through Turn 10 that once you buy and install Forza 5, you still can’t just sit down and play.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV Brings More Fighters, More Levels, More Balance

EVO was all sorts of fun. Yet another year that I don’t get to attend. Hopefully I can change all that some time to go as a competitor (I’ll be out by the first round), and as a spectator! Till then, I can watch streams of bad ass fights like Justin Wong fighting his way from the losers bracket up to the finals of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and winning his way to the second set on the finals against Flocker, and Infiltrator whipping out the Hakan against PR Balrog’s Balrog in SF4AE. I can also enjoy their awesome announcements they have for the fighting games I love! More Street Fighter? Yes please.

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GameStop Halts All PS4 Pre-Orders

If you wanted a guaranteed day one Playstation 4 – or Xbox One for that matter – in your hands by midnight hours of release, seems your luck has run out – at least in one particular brick and mortar establishment.

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Valve to World: We’ll Be At GamesCom… With Reveals!

Yeah, the title says it all. Seeing as they usually don’t show up unless they’re going to show off something, the internet has officially gone into “OH MY GOD WHAT” mode. Take-Two, publishers behind the Bioshock series, will also be there. Let’s double that feeling!

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Microsoft Dropped Update Fees for XBLA Games

More proof that Microsoft is trying to be more friendly with indie and smaller developers in general, Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson today posted on to Twitter that Microsft had eliminated fees for title updates on Xbox Live Arcade games starting in April of this year.

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Don’t Update That PS3!

Seems the recent 4.45 update that went live today for the PS3 has been bricking systems, according to a lot of gamers on the Playstation forums, as Kotaku points out.

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Jim Sterling Gives Cliffy B a Taste of Reality

Jim Sterling. He’s one of the editors and reviewers on Destructoid. He is harsh and gets downright dirty with his reviews and thoughts on games and the industry. He angers me when I read some of his reviews and articles, and causes me to come very close to nerd raging on the webbernets. He is one of the most honest guys in gaming journalism I know of, right next to Jeff Gertsman. And I love him for it.