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I’m not dead (at least I don’t think so)

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This is essentially what I did last week and what I’m doing this week.

I’m still around, don’t worry. I’ve just been very busy and am still busy this week. I’ve been working a lot, which I suppose isn’t fun at all. But then I also went to Saskatchewan for my grandmother’s birthday party and I’m heading to the Glengarry Highland Games this weekend. Pretty stoked to eat haggis and wear a kilt and all that jazz.

I should have a regular blog post up next Tuesday. It’ll finally look into my thoughts on Lara Croft over the years and I’ll touch a bit upon the so-called “sexism” found in video games. After that, who knows what’s next? All I know is I plan on doing regular Tuesday updates starting next Tuesday. Hope to still see some of you guys around then!

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Award and housekeeping (lol vague)

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It’s time to get very serious. No jokes allowed. At least for a few paragraphs.

Hey everyone. This is an unexpected blog update. This would normally be on Saturday, when I do the not-so-beloved New of the Week segment. That won’t be happening tomorrow. Actually, it may not be happening anymore. Unless you want it to continue. I find people simply aren’t interested in my preschool presentation style and the cheesy jokes (but not the “Oh that’s so cheesy it’s actually funny” kind). I don’t get many views at all on Saturdays and people rarely comment or Tweet me their answers to the weekly question. A few have, however, and I really appreciate it.

So, effective immediately, I won’t bother putting together a soundslide News of the Week show anymore. If you guys want me to continue, or prefer a different format other than video (I still need to get some video editing software and re-learn the basics, unfortunately), let me know. Otherwise I’ll keep to the Tuesday article each week.

Also, speaking of the Tuesday article, I’ll be doing something a bit newer: I’ll finally do a review. I recently purchased and completed the Tomb Raider reboot, and even though the game is a few months old now, I’m sure people may still be on the fence about whether to buy, rent, or skip this one. Hopefully I can do more reviews soon as I play through more games. Enough with the serious stuff

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News of the Week – July 6, 2013

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Click the above picture to check out this week’s show.

This week’s top stories include the departure of an important Microsoft employee for, troubles at Double Fine Productions, and a much-needed possible update for SimCity. All that and more in the News of the Week.

Question of the Week: What are your thoughts on the zombie genre (in games, movies, TV, etc.)? Comment below or Tweet me your answers.

Music used in this week’s presentation is “Battle for New York” by Brian Tyler from the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 soundtrack.

If the link to the show doesn’t work, please let me know by Tweeting me or commenting below. Same goes for any previous shows if you happen to check them out. I want to make sure everything works. Thank you!

 

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News of the Week – June 29, 2013

News of the Week

Click the above picture to check out this week’s show.

This week’s top stories include the release of a brand new gaming console, Australia hating video games, and a naughty move by The Last of Us creators Naughty Dog. All that and more in the News of the Week.

Question of the Week: has a game demo ever influenced you into buying or avoiding that game? Comment below or Tweet me your answers.

Music used in this week’s presentation is “BanjoLand” by Grant Kirkhope from the Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts soundtrack.

If the link to the show doesn’t work, please let me know by Tweeting me or commenting below. Same goes for any previous shows if you happen to check them out. I want to make sure everything works. Thank you!

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News of the Week – June 22, 2013

News of the Week

Click the above picture to check out this week’s show.

This week’s top stories include Microsoft’s big policy change, Sony’s PlayStation 3 blunder, and a gaming demographic proven to be more than just a fringe group. All that and more in the News of the Week.

Question of the Week: what is your favourite video game soundtrack? Comment below or Tweet me your answers.

Music used in this week’s presentation is “Back to Jungle Japes” by Nintendo from the Super Smash Bros Brawl soundtrack.

If the link to the show doesn’t work, please let me know by Tweeting me or commenting below. Same goes for any previous shows if you happen to check them out. I want to make sure everything works. Thank you!

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News of the Week – June 15, 2013

This edition of News of the Week won’t have the regular audio slideshow. I was unable to put everything together in time. I apologize. I feel everything should be back to normal starting next Tuesday with the article on artificial difficulty. I should have a regular audio slideshow for next week’s edition as well. In case you were interested, here is the script for today’s show. Sorry again and I hope to have everything back to normal next week.

Click here for a crappy text-only version of the show

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No article for June 11, 2013

Hey everyone, there will not be an article today. I was originally planning on writing about artificial difficulty in games, but there’s just a whole lot happening right now. I started writing some of it yesterday and E3 obviously got in the way. I don’t have time today and tomorrow is a no-go too.

It might happen Thursday. There are no guarantees, though. It’s a busy week and I didn’t manage my time accordingly. Hopefully this doesn’t happen again too soon, since I had to skip the audio show two weeks ago. Don’t worry, though. With less reading to do, you’ll have more time to game on, Canada.

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