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11 Strange-Sounding Upcoming Video Games That, For Better or Worse, Intrigue Me

  There are Triple-A titles…and then there are Single-A titles. It’s just like minor league baseball. And then there are titles that- like my hometown team the Worcester Tornadoes- don’t even qualify for an “A”. Most media companies such as video game publishers follow a three-tiered “Killer-Pillar-Filler” strategy. And as such, somebody has to make [...]

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“Bodycount”: A Dumb-Looking Game That Just Might Be My Next Guilty Pleasure

  I’m still in New Mexico, and I still don’t have a TV. I don’t know what being in New Mexico has to do with not having a TV, but I think it makes the fact that I can’t play console games all summer that much more painful, and poignant.   I can only lust [...]

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8 Awesome Old-School Games I Want to See Rebooted (Maybe Just Because I’m Old…)

I am old. I am so, so very old. I just turned 30 this year, which makes me just about as old as the video game medium itself. Sigh. I was at Break’s apartment a couple months ago, for something. (I’m not sure what- my whole Spring was a blur.) “Want to play the new [...]

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Fun with Flash! CptCluster Plays “Monkey Quest”

    I’d never before consulted a 4 year old for video game picks, but in our high-tech age this is something I should probably get used to. This has been the Summer of Suck for me, in terms of video games. I’m subletting an apartment that doesn’t have a TV, so my PS3 and [...]

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The Newest PS4 Rumors: Why I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If They Were True (…And Why I Wouldn’t Care)

    On July 5th (I guess they had to wait an extra day for all of us to sober up and pay attention), the usual mysterious network of informants released a new “leak” about the inevitable PS4. These sources (as always, dubious at best) reported that the PS4 will be released next year (!), [...]

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The Show Roger Ebert Doesn’t Want You to See

Dearest Ladies and Germs, I confess this is less an article than a whole-hearted plug for you to get excited about a genuinely cool event that I think is going to have a positive impact on all of us. No, I’m not talking about the release of Larry Crowne. This is bigger, bolder and better [...]

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Fun With Flash! CptCluster Plays “Gretel and Hansel 2”

[This gets to gaming, but first, a story...]               I was hanging out at my actor friend Josh’s place a couple months ago and we were planning on watching a DVD. He’d just gotten a new TV (well, used- but a primo one from a hotel…I believe him when [...]

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CptCluster’s List of Demands!! A Padinga Customized E3 Coverage Special Report

                    It’s with tremendous personal sadness that I say I will not be attending E3 this year. My good lady and I decided to hightail it to her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico for the summer, which precluded me from participating in The Big Show. I [...]

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Letter from a Paul Simon Concert or How The Universe Paid For Me to Get “StarCraft 2″ (Almost)

I’m standing at a Paul Simon concert a few rows from the back, enjoying the best view of the performers I’ve been able to get all night. Some jackass right behind me, probably drunk, has been blabbing away the whole evening (“Wow!” he exclaims every time Paul Simon begins to sing another song, as if [...]

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8 Video Game Movie Adaptations I Can’t Wait to See- & 5 I Definitely Don’t

Video games have a long, tragic history of being made into terrible movies- Street Fighter, anyone? Jake Gyllenhaal with an English accent in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time? So it’s with great trepidation that I follow reports of new video game film adaptations.  

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Google Fiber: coming to a broadband modem (or cereal bowl??) near you

If you’re like me (and who wouldn’t want to be), you get annoyed when you’re blasting your way through Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer, and it suddenly lags, hardcore. “Connection interrupted”? “Host migration”?? You motherfuckers!! We didn’t pay honest American dollars for service like this. Well, our friends have Google have a plan to [...]

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L.A. Noire Titillation: Ebert, Art and Heavy Rain

    I just pre-ordered L.A. Noire for PS3. I simply cannot wait for the day it comes out (May 17).   I have been following this game’s progress for almost four years now, through various stages of its development. I’d always thought it had promise, but in the last year of so I’ve become [...]

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Letter From E3, Day One: June 15, 2010

From listening to dance music in the Nokia Theater (perfect for keeping me up at the wee hour of 7am) to milling about awkwardly outside once the show had closed, I spent a full twelve hours at E3 2010 today. I have to say though that the day felt like it lasted maybe 45 minutes, [...]

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