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Cross Talk: Nintendo Has Completely Lost Touch With Retail, Black Friday Proves This

Nintendo is on somewhat of a rebound this year.  After putting the Wii U to bed both with a lack of releases and acting as if the console didn’t exist after the fall, Nintendo came out with the announcement of the Switch – its newest console slated for a March 2017 release – and a

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Cross Talk: What You Should Know About Pokemon Go

Cross Talk is a blog that Fred writes that appears at the same time on both Gaming History 101 and The B-Team Podcast. Unless you’ve been under a rock, it’s hard to ignore the presence of a game called Pokemon Go that released about a week ago to most mobile devices (July 6, 2016 in Australia

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Cross Talk: Dissecting Microsoft’s Vision of the Future

This is an article that is going live simultaneously on Gaming History 101 and The B-Team Podcast as the topic is applicable to both.  This was based on a conversation started on B-Team Episode 354 and continued without me on Episode 355 with Chip and Ryan.  It regards the news from Microsoft’s Spring Event regarding Xbox One

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My Weekend With Titanfall

As many of you readers, especially the Xbox One players, know the Titanfall beta began this weekend.  By late Saturday it had completely opened up on the Xbox One allowing anyone on the platform the ability to play it.  I don’t know how that is going, but given the software masterpiece that is Respawn Entertainment’s flagship

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Fuel to Gone Home Controversy

Today’s gamescape is fueled mostly by rage and snark, both of which have been ingrained in the culture forever, but the result is that every game discussed will have its fair share of lovers and haters.  The emerging indie scene is flooded with new ideas that are trying to nail that balance between being unique

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Countdown to PS4: ResolutionGate

Let’s talk hardware.  Base hardware.  Real tech stuff.  As the launch of both next gen consoles approaches it never ceases to amaze me how many sites want to create mountains out of mole hills and generate stories where there really isn’t one.  Of these stories, the raging debate over which console is “stronger” or “better” is low

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Silent Fear, An Hour with Gone Home

I try my best to avoid spoilers here, but if you haven’t touched Gone Home and plan on doing so, please do not read this.  I am telling you, play/experience it.  No matter what, you will have an opinion and I have heard the gambit of them since listening to other podcasts as of late,

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Sordid State of Games Press “Entertainers”

It has been about a week and a half since the pathetic example of humanity that was the Marcus Beer (Game Trailer’s “Annoyed Gamer”) attacking Phil Fish (Fez) and Jonathan Blow (Braid, The Witness) on one of his episodes.  Well he actually says a lot more than a casual dig, as you can see here if you

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Consoles Cannot Be Like Steam (Including Pricing)

Published on July 31, 2013 by in editorial

Let’s face it, this has been one dead summer.  On the plus side I’ve been barreling through my pile of shame at a maximum pace, had the time to pay attention to far too many indie titles, and of course I’ve been enjoying the Steam “Summer Getaway” sale.  This was my first year enjoying a

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Untouched Potential

Published on July 17, 2013 by in editorial

It’s summertime and you know what that means.  For most gamers, regardless of platform, that means you will be digging deep into the “pile of shame” and completing titles you left untouched when the industry was overrunning us with releases.  Some of us have endless stacks – Chip’s third world country of sealed titles says,

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