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Dr. Noh’s SOPA Box

Yesterday was an amazing day. For all it faults, sometimes the internet can be incredible. The solidarity against SOPA & PIPA was worth admiration. In regards to gaming, it’s still very troublesome that the ESA still supports SOPA. Here’s a stance that make sense to me… I hope this gains traction because the ESA represents [...]

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Dr. Noh’s Top 10 of 2011

Cave Story+ & Cave Story 3D – PC/3DS It’s nice to know that sometimes games that deserve an opportunity to shine get that chance. Who knew this freeware Japanese creation would result in a cult following and eventually a retail release for the Nintendo 3DS? If you haven’t played Cave Story yet, it combines elements [...]

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Dr. Noh Rages

If you haven’t already heard, the internet is at war with Paul Christoforo. Who is Christoforo? He’s an asshole. You can read about the whole debacle here and here. It reminds me of a situation I encountered on eBay a number of years ago after ordering and receiving a imported Nintendo Wii game. The game [...]

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Dr. Noh De-Link’s Time

Earlier this week, Nintendo released a book in Japan that supposedly contains a timeline of events of the Legend of Zelda series. This book proposes a three pronged approach to alternate realities that stem from the events of Ocarina of Time. According to this timeline, one reality was created in Link’s absence from the past, [...]

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Dr. Noh Gives and Gets

      Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. A time to give, but also a time to get! What am I rambling on about? I’m talking about game bundles. By now, most you are probably aware of the Humble Indie Bundle, of which the latest contains the most impressive set of [...]

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Dr. Noh Says Relax

    This interview on Wired has caused quite a stir over the internet. Misleading headlines will tell you that Shigeru Miyamoto is retiring. If you actually read the article, which by the way is not actually the full interview, you’ll realize that what Shigeru Miyamoto wants to do is create art. Yes, he plans [...]

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Dr. Nohs Asks What is Worth Exhibiting?

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will be holding an exhibit from March to September of next year titled The Art of Video Games. According the the exhibit’s website “The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on [...]

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Dr. Noh Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving

        There’s much to be thankful for this holiday season as a game fan. As you eat your turkey (or tofurkey) while finishing another round in any of the recent big releases, get yourself ready for more! A new Steam sale started today for all you PC fans, and of course Friday [...]

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Dr. Noh Recommends Nitronic Rush

      Do you remember the San Francisco Rush series? Did you ever play San Francisco Rush 2049 on N64 or Dreamcast? This series predates the usage of physics-based gaming terminology and the Burnout series, but its gameplay is still quite addicting. If you’re like me, and you’ve wondered what the hell happened to [...]

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Is Dr. Noh Behind the Times?

    Gamers everywhere are in a state of fervor because of two games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. I could care less. I’ve not played a Call of Duty game since the 2003 WWII based original, and I’ve never fully played through a game in the Elder Scrolls [...]

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Happy Birthday Gabe Newell

Today marks the famous Valve co-founder Gabe Newell’s birthday. Kudos to you Mr. Newell. As much as I complain about how much I want to play Half Life 2: Episode 3, I commend you for your involvement in not only one of my favorite games ever developed (Portal), but for taking the initiative and changing [...]

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Dr. Noh’s Most Terrifying NES Games

I have no balls. I’ve never had them. As an adult, I am just as easily spooked out by things as I was when I was a child. It may be difficult to imagine 8-bit NES graphics scaring anyone, but I found myself scared shitless on many occasions. In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a [...]

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OMFG (Dr. Noh Wishes He Was At Blizzcon)

A trailer for Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm! Check out the new units! Holy shit this is great! *UPDATE Here are some pics that have been circulating online that show off the new units! So, that silhouetted teaser image from a while back is a transformed Hellion! If this image is to be believed, [...]

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Dr. Noh Examines Comic Book Video Games

Batman: Arkham City is most definitely one of the highest anticipated titles of the season, and for a good reason. I’ve noticed a long standing tradition ever since I could ever remember playing games. Superhero comic books lend themselves well to be produced into action oriented video games.

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Dr. Noh Wish He Was In New York City

It’s a good time to be in New York City. Not only is it one of my favorite places in the world, but the New York Comicon has just begun. You should be there. Here’s why…

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RIP Steve Jobs

I miss Steve Jobs. In memory of Steve, I’d like to reflect my own experience and history with Apple products and how they have shaped me to become the gamer I am today.

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Dr. Noh Remembers the Nintendo 64

  So, today marks the 15 anniversary of the release of the Nintendo 64 in North America. The Nintendo 64 was a great console in many respects. It standardized analog control sticks, four controller ports without the use of a multitap, rumble controls, and most importantly revolutionized 3D gameplay. Many key Nintendo franchises receive premiere [...]

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Why Dr. Noh is Just Not That Interested…

…in Gears of War 3.

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Dr. Noh Chimes in on Ports and Remakes

Remakes and ports seems to be in high gear these days. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Starfox 64, Halo: Combat Evolved, Cave Story, Metal Gear Solid 1-3, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Final Fantasy X, Beyond Good and Evil, and Goldeneye are just a handful I can think of off the top of my [...]

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Dr. Noh Chimes in on Recent Nintendo Rumblings

  The leaked information of the slide pad attachment for the 3DS is making video game fans across the internet cry foul upon Nintendo. The current thought is that because the release of this addition is coming, there will inevitably soon be a redesign of the 3DS with the second slide pad built in, a [...]

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