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The Fanboy Mentality: Exclusives Do and Don’t Matter

Next-Gen Controllers

This post started out as a “top-5-games-of-the-console-generation” type thing, list and all. I solicited a discussion from my friends on Facebook to help me process the topic. I mean, after 8 years, there are a lot of games that could fill the top 5 of this sort of list. My goal was to compare my own thoughts with those of my friends and scores on Metacritic, compile a list of 5 worthy titles, and then write about them. Well, something happened in the midst of that discussion. I realized something was coloring the discussion, something that I never really thought to fully explore: the effect of console bias.

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Day One for Xbox One Absent a 1

I failed to post this yesterday, but want to be fair to both sides of the coming console mega-launch this fall: Xbox One will release to the masses on November 22. The system will launch in 13 territories, including the

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Day One Xbox One Unboxed

Xbox One console

For those that are interested: Microsoft has posted a video unboxing of the Xbox One. In fact, it’s the special limited edition Day One version that will ship day one (duh). A specially branded controller and the reveal of a

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rand() thoughts – What I Want for Gaming’s Future: Part 1

Next-Gen Controllers

We all know that fancy high-definition graphics and innovative game play are going to be present in spades, but I want to discuss some the things we tend to take for granted. That is, if we even bother to think about them at all. If we want the future of video gaming to continue to be fruitful and exhilarating, I think we all – gamers and game makers alike – should remember that we need each other. So, show some RESPECT…

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Xbox One-Eighty

Xbox One

So, I had a post already drafted discussing the implications of Microsoft’s used games policies, but then this mess happened. Microsoft has repealed most of it’s always-online, 24-hour check, busted no used games policy.

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