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The Toss: The (Semi) Pro Bowl

January 31, 2012

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It’s the end of the playoffs and now it’s time for the most important game of the year — the Pro Bowl. With its amazing rules like: not being able to even try to block any form of kick, no blitzing, no three-wide receiver sets...

Throwback: The Zutons

January 21, 2012

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The Zutons have been given the title of “the band that wants to be the Corals.” If you first listen to the Corals and then listen to the Zutons, you might agree with that statement. The Corals had huge commercial success in...

The Coin-Op: Five things Fallout: New Vegas teaches about surviving 2012

January 18, 2012

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I found it necessary, when I realized that 2012 was fast approaching, to purchase Bethesda’s Fallout: New Vegas and play through it on its ‘Hardcore’ setting so I might prepare myself for the coming apocalypse. It’s pretty...

Throwback: Led Zeppelin

January 14, 2012

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On Jan. 12, 1969, Led Zeppelin released their debut album in America. The British band didn’t release the album in their home country until March of the same year. There was a ridiculous amount of super groups coming out of Bri...

The Coin-Op: Gaming celebrities

January 13, 2012

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Name dropping has never really gotten gamers anywhere. Do you know anyone who has honestly never heard of Martin Scorsese? Or what about anyone who’s never heard of Stephen King?  But, what about Peter Molyneux? Or Cliff Bleszins...

Throwback: Greetings From Asbury Park

January 10, 2012

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Thirty-nine years ago on Jan. 5, Bruce Springsteen released his first studio album, Greetings From Asbury Park. It was the start of one of America’s greatest bands. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have been an album...

The Coin-Op: The Brink problem

December 21, 2011

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The most rampant problem among gamers is Occam's Razor.  If you’ve never heard of this principle, it is that the simplest explanation is probably the best.  This is a problem because it means we can’t get to the real root...

The Coin-Op: Why you will never be the controller [Part 2]

December 15, 2011

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The point I immediately want to get to is that motion controls suck.  See, a bad control scheme can ruin a game and a bad controller can ruin a system.  Motion controls have some of the worst problems plaguing gaming today,...

Carrier IQ has too high of an IQ

December 5, 2011

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A recent realization has led to one of the most concerning invasions of privacy in the past few years. On top of issues with Facebook privacy settings, I now have to face the possibility that someone is also following and tra...

Throwback: Metal Evolution brings classic rock back to TV

December 1, 2011

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Metal Evolution might be a new show, but its all about classic rock. It also happens to be my favorite show that the vast empire of VH1 has to offer. In fact, it’s the only show they offer that is truly entertaining, and it’s...

The Coin-Op: Why EA Marketing can die in a pit

November 27, 2011

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I’ve always prided myself on not being a confrontational man, but if I could rip the heart out of anyone in the world, it would probably be whoever wrote the Dante’s Inferno ad campaign. If, when you heard that EA had staged...

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