Gaming

Noriega Suing Activision Over Depiction in Call of Duty (Podcast)

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VGRT Episode 190: Dan-tastic: Paul Nowak is on hiatus from the podcast, but former podcaster Dan Quick is stepping in to fill his shoes. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. As for the news: Noriega suing Activision over depiction in Call of Duty, The Sims 2 players get expansion-stuffed […]

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In Defense of Hacking Video Games

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Mario Kart 8, for Nintendo’s WiiU, has reportedly been hacked. Shit. Okay, let’s back up just a bit. According to the linked story above, the video game has been hacked in a very rudimentary fashion, not in a way that could be used to break online play. Also, according to the poster of the video featured […]

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Original Sin Developer Turned Off Global Chat to Silence Trolls

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VGRT Episode 189: Gi-Blow – This week’s podcast finally reveals the winner of the E3 Swag Bag. The episode is packed full of show, including a Gaming Flashback about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and the Gaming History celebrating Donkey Kong‘s 33rd birthday. The news includes: Another EA exec explains why mobile Dungeon Keeper suffered, […]

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My Top 8 Video Game RPGs

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When I found out that this is considered JRPGJuly, I knew that I had to do this Top 8 post, though I’m just considering RPGs as a whole, not the subset of JRPGs. The definition of an RPG varies from person to person. In the very broadest sense, Super Mario Brothers could be considered an […]

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Giveaway – K’nex Plants vs. Zombies Football Mech Building Set

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To celebrate the collaboration of K’nex and the Plants vs. Zombies franchise on new building sets, TMRZoo.com is giving away TWO K’nex Plants vs. Zombies Football Mech Building Set, courtesy of K’nex, to TWO lucky winners. Plants vs. Zombies™ fans can now build and play with characters from their favorite game with new licensed building […]

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Post Game Wrap-up: Secret of Evermore

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Many moons ago, in the mid 1990′s, my brother and I were looking through the video games at Wal-Mart, as we always did when at Wal-Mart. In that day and age, they weren’t locked away behind glass cases, so we could pick up the cases and look them over. Between us, we had about $25 […]

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Lindsay Lohan Files Suit Over GTA V Allegedly Using Her Likeness

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This is the final week of the E3 Swag Bag giveaway, which includes a The Sims 4 bag, a The Sims 4 T-shirt, The Sims 4 sunglasses, and some other goodies like a Dragon Age: Inquisition T-shirt, a Farming Simulation 2014 cow, and so on. Paul is unavailable this week but Jordan’s wife Jennifer guest […]

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No, Seriously, Sexism in Video Games

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In my last post, I made a point of ridiculing the notion that a lack of female protagonists means that developers are sexists. Essentially, I stated that while there is a lack of female protagonists in video games, it’s due to the fact that developers are simply sticking with the status quo. It’s a decision […]

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Sexism in Video Games (Sigh…)

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For the time being, I’m not going to address the “Racist” accusation here. I haven’t played Watch Dogs and haven’t read enough about it to make any kind of an educated statement about that. That leaves the sexist accusations. The general consensus that I’ve seen is that all too often, players aren’t allowed to play […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 187: E3 Swag Bag Part 2 – Podcast

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The E3 Swag Bag contest is still going on, while Paul, Jordan and Jonah discuss the latest in videogame industry news. This week’s news includes: Nintendo loses Wii patent lawsuit to Philips, PlayStation Now beta gets six new games, but those high prices remain, Crytek claims it’s doing fine, despite rumors, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty […]

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E3 2014 – Sony

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Wrapping up my E3 Predictions (which will undoubtedly be 100% accurate) is my take on Sony and their PS4 and PSVita. PS4 Whereas I thought that both Nintendo and Microsoft had to make a difference, I think that Sony really just needs to keep doing what they’re doing. They have a comfortable lead in the […]

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Contest: E3 Swag Bag Giveaway

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Jonah returns from attending E3 last week, as Jordan is a sick latecomer into the podcast. Jonah and Paul relate his near-disaster loss of his iPad Air, while Jordan does his best Don LaFontaine impressions in this episode which is 50% longer than normal. The news discussed includes: Hirshberg: Console transition pains not a bad […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 185: Get Ready for E3 Again – Podcast

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It’s the last podcast before E3 2014 starts on Monday. Jonah is still ravaged by the flu, while Paul’s ghost haunts the podcast. The news this week includes: Watch Dogs sells 4 million in first week, Xbox One getting 34 new apps, Sony discontinues the PSP in Japan and Take-Two CEO skeptical of Oculus’ broad […]

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E3 2014 – Microsoft

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I touched on Nintendo and E3 for my last blog post. Today, we move on to Microsoft and what I expect from them at this year’s E3 Conference. Given the dismal sales Nintendo has had with the WiiU, what I’m about to say will seem counter-intuitive, but I feel that of the Big 3, Microsoft has the […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 185: Get Ready for E3 Again – Podcast

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It’s the last podcast before E3 2014 starts on Monday. Jonah is still ravaged by the flu, while Paul’s ghost haunts the podcast. The news this week includes: Watch Dogs sells 4 million in first week, Xbox One getting 34 new apps, Sony discontinues the PSP in Japan and Take-Two CEO skeptical of Oculus’ broad […]

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E3 2014 – Nintendo

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We’re a week away from what those of us in the gaming industry wait for each year. E3! This week, I’ll be posting a blog for each of the “Big 3,” detailing what I feel they need to do and what I think they may do. This is all pure speculation and it will be […]

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