Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

War crimes and other light reading


After getting my ass beaten mightily in Battlefield the other day, I pulled myself away to stave off my impending rage-induced aneurysm.  I decided the best course of action would be something healthy, so I reached for the nearest can of Mountain Dew and some Camel menthols and decided to check out the news.  I get caught up in the gloomy world of news from time to time, but my anxiety needs to feed off the bad news and ever present dangers in order to live.  So instead of checking out the newest

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January 30, 2012

Assassins Creed III Rumors


By JSixGun

Today I was diverted from my continual search for new Kingdoms of Amalur / Mass Effect 3 news when I found an article detailing new leaks for Assassins Creed III. To my great pleasure, the rumor is that the new AC will take place during none other than the….American Revolution.  That’s right, and while we can’t substantiate the rumors yet, I am keeping my fingers crossed because that sounds simply amazing. Reports suggest we should see the new reveal by the end of March; so a little time yet.

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January 30, 2012


A great article addressing the unbalanced nature of USAS frag rounds in Battlefield. Here’s hoping for a patch to nerf them down a bit here soon.

January 29, 2012

Popcorn and Pennies


By Jimmy Paperboy

So I went to theaters the other day and I ended up getting a good deal when I had to finance the experience. Ba da bing!!  Amazing jokes aside, going to see a movie these days is expensive.  A person can spend almost 30 dollars just for themselves for the night when you add up ticket prices and the “diabetic special” of popcorn, candy, and a drink.  With gimmicky things such as faux IMAX and 3D, the tickets themselves cost about 13 to 16 dollars.  It is also hard to justify spending that kind of money on uninspired sequels such as Final “I Swear This Is the Last”

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January 28, 2012

PokeFans: Part I


Jimmy Paperboy goes in depth to catalog the different types of Pokemon fans in this first installment of his PokeFan series:

By Jimmy Paperboy

The PokeChild

The first is the small prepubescent child with a voice so shrill that it makes you run like a Tauros at the Safari Zone.  You can guarantee that his DS is covered with Cheeto powder and the buttons always stick from the mucus that comes out of his constantly running nose. 

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January 27, 2012

Used Games: The Great Debate


By JSixGun

There is an enormous discussion taking place in the gaming world right now, and that discussion is zeroing in on the role used games play in the market; both for the consumer and the developer. It really hit a crescendo this week when purported news of the “Next-Box” came out claiming that Microsoft was looking into blocking used games, or at the very least inhibiting them. Now let me be clear from the very beginning, in most cases I feel politics has no use in gaming blogs, and political bloviating from both sides can be found plastered on the internet in a

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January 25, 2012

Three Deux Ex Technologies That Are More Real Than You Think


By JSixGun

I really enjoyed Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The capacity to upgrade your body with awesome biotic abilities in a way to foster your own kind of game play was as solid as a Skyrim sweet roll. That’s why in this article I’ll be looking at some real life tech that is leading us to the new age of Sarif Industries; who knows maybe Adam Jenson is just a few innovations away.

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January 23, 2012

Battlefield 3 Basics


Learning and exercising the fundamentals are imperative to success in anything you do.  When my dad coached our middle school basketball team, he worked hard teaching us the fundamentals.  And even though I subsequently forgot them all, made dinosaur noises on the court while we lost every game, and bounced a basketball off my dad’s head during a team prayer, got in big trouble, and then never played basketball again, I learned an important lesson.  If you want to win, don’t fuck up all the time.  That’s why after a long day of Battlefield 3 today, I walked away more frustrated than ever.  I saw people making unforgivable mistakes, and so it is my goal to

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January 18, 2012

SOPA and the Dangers of Internet Censorship


As of today, most everyone has heard of SOPA and PIPA, the House and Senate versions of a bill that are aimed to combat online piracy.  While most internet savvy people have been inundated with SOPA arguments for weeks or even months now, today marks the day that many of the major websites blacked out to protest this bill.  This is an important step to educate less connected and informed people about the dangers of this bill and the effects it could have on the internet.  Tons of people never venture far from Google nor are involved in internet communities

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January 18, 2012

Kingdoms of Amalur Demo – First Impressions


Written by Jsixgun

I’m not going to besmirch your good integrity by starting this short article with a lie. What I will start it out with is a very clever elaboration of a half truth; Mortarnpistol supports internet censorship (SOPA). He will tell you he doesn’t while he adjusts his bow tie and tap dances on his soap box of lies, but he basically would like all the internets  regulated by lawyers. You see, he feels like the internet is kind of like Call of Duty; useful for idiots, while

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