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RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014)
By KevinS
Posted on 12/07/14
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014) I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...

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Fantasmic! The 8-bit Battle For Mickey's Imagination
Posted on Thursday, December 18 2014 @ 15:47:19 Eastern

Anyone who knows me knows not only am I passionate about games, but about Disney as well, especially Disney Parks, having worked at the Disneyland Hotel during the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland Park. So when someone showed me this 8-bit vidya-game version of the end of Fantasmic!, a night show at Disneyland Park in Anaheim or Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida, I had to share it with you. Enjoy, Mouseketeers! --> ​http://youtu.be/8Ys3oMzTXes

 

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More Videos from The Game Awards 2014
Posted on Sunday, December 7 2014 @ 01:05:03 Eastern

We posted some of the big stuff like Zelda U, The Order: 1886, Until Dawn, and the winner of Most Anticiptated Title, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but there was a lot more at Friday's Game Awards 2014. If you missed it, I got the video for you right here!

No Man's Land
Godzilla
King's Quest
Human Element
Tacoma
Hazelight
Adr1ft

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Respawning
Posted on Thursday, September 25 2014 @ 15:38:38 Eastern

This member blog post was promoted to the GameRevolution homepage.
I had planned to write something about the Borderlands series, but that will have to wait. I have something I need to get off my chest first. It's very personal, and I hope the two or three of you who follow my sparse blog will spare me this moment.

I joked in my review for the bizarre bird dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend that I had disappeared from the site due to a blooming relationship with a pudding-obsessed fantail pigeon. In reality, my grandmother passed away; the day before Robin Williams did, in fact. (This is the first I'm talking about this, and I didn't outline anything, so bear with my ramblings.)

Normally I'm a huge mess in these sort of situations. I admit, death turns me into a blubbering idiot. But with my dad's mom's passing, I felt unusually strong. I was the one reminding people that she had lived a long, happy life and that the last we saw her, only two weeks prior on her 80th birthday, she was surrounded by family and long-lost friends that my aunt and uncle had tracked down and brought out to California. She was beyond happy, and I believe at that point she had decided to go out on top.

The funeral was nice, simple. A little graveyard service with only immediate family members. No muss, no fuss. Just the way my grandmother was. Simple and straight to the point.

The proverbial “they” say that gamers have a different outlook on death and mortality than other people, since we're used to characters dying and respawning. Whether or not that has any sort of validity, I can't tell you. There are people far smarter than I who can talk to that point. I only can talk about my feelings, which were fine until I saw my dad cry.

Men cry. I get it. I have no problem with it. But that was the moment that the fact hit me that my father was the oldest of my grandmother's children. Biologically, my dad was the next in line to die.

It's a morbid thought, I know. But it's one that's haunted me since the funeral. It's caused nightmares that would make the directors of Amnesia, Silent Hill, and Five Nights at Freddy's fill with jealousy. Nights have been sleepless and restless, causing even an eight-hour sleep cycle to be less-than-reenergizing.

I can't help it. My dad, unintentionally, is my superhero. I can't stand the thought of a world without him. And he won't respawn. No matter how many mushrooms or rings or heart containers or energy tanks, if he dies, that's it. I'm coming to terms with that fact, and I hate it with every part of my being.

My return to the website is slower than I expected, as I try to talk to doctors to end the nightmares. I thank you, our readers, for your patience and support, and I also issue a sidequest:

If you're lucky enough to have a father or a mother or family or anyone you love and cherish, tell them that. Tell that to them frequently, via words or, even better, actions. Hug them. Kiss them. Show them they mean the world to you. Because unlike the games we love, there's no respawning in reality.

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The Legend of Zelda: Nic Cage's Mask
Posted on Tuesday, August 12 2014 @ 13:42:53 Eastern

So, confession time: I love things with Nicolas Cage's face. Nic Cage himself is pretty awesome, but things that aren't Nic Cage with his face make the Internet a wonderful place for me, right behind dumb cat videos.

Someone re...   read more...

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To Those in Isla Vista
Posted on Sunday, May 25 2014 @ 12:07:58 Eastern

It's not gaming related, which is why I kept this in my personal blog, but let me just say, to the residents of Isla Vista and the students at both UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College, my heart breaks when I hear of the events and ...   read more...

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Come Forth, Comrades
Posted on Wednesday, May 7 2014 @ 02:13:18 Eastern

Soooo... I think I need more comrades. I mean, we have to examine two facts here:

1.) I rock.
2.) Most of you rock as well.

 

It's simple math, people. Feel free to send a comrade invite. And if you fa...   read more...

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Late Night Uncontrollable Blogging
Posted on Tuesday, February 18 2014 @ 20:05:01 Eastern



[Since this is a blog entry by a member of the GR team, this won't be submitted into the standard Vox Pop competition. ~Ed. Nick]

I suppose I should use this blog a little more often. And since I'm pretty much o...   read more...

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Well, well, well...
Posted on Wednesday, June 19 2013 @ 19:59:32 Eastern

Surprise, surprise.

Under immense fire from every single angle, Microsoft desperately tried to dangle a shiny object in front of gamers' eyes. Ooooooh lookie, says they, Halo 5! Titanfall! Shiny thing! Pay no attention to the crap ...   read more...

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Oh, check it. I have a blog now!
Posted on Tuesday, June 4 2013 @ 13:23:18 Eastern

So, the Powers That Be have activated my blog system. This could get interesting...

Here's what you'll see on my blog...

LOTS OF:
-> Thoughts about gaming that aren't in my regular articles.
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