Top 20 Halo 3 IWHBYD Skull Quotes

One thing you must know about me is that I am in love with the Halo series. One of my gaming related goals is to own all the Halo games and to beat them all on Legendary (aside from Halo Wars; it’s incredibly difficult). I read all the books as they come out, I’ve got a poster, calendar, t-shirt, a McFarlane figure, and a bunch of other stuff, so naturally, some of my blog posts are going to be dedicated to Spartan 117 and the rest of the crew.

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Top 5 Chickens in Video Games

I’m trying something new today; this is a top five list of memorable in-game chickens in games I’ve played and in games I haven’t (well, one game, to be exact). Believe it or not, chickens are quite notorious in many games, and I’m sure many of you are thinking of at least one chicken-themed gaming moment you’ve experienced personally. Here, in no particular order, is my list of the top five chickens in video games:

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What If… Games Implemented Decent Voice Recognition?

This article isn’t about a current event in the gaming industry, or about a new game that’s coming out. Instead, this article is all about “what if.” I’m going to share my thoughts on how awesome I think games would be if there was a decent level of voice recognition in games. I think games would be even more engaging and it would make some games easier to play. Of course, the above image is quite satirical, but wouldn’t it be sweet if your Xbox could bring you a pie? Just saying…

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The Implications of GTA V Sales

The latest Grand Theft Auto entry has sold far more copies than I expected it to. In a singly day, $800 million worth of GTA was sold. Then, within three days, the billion dollar barrier was broken; over 6 times faster than any other movie, game, book, CD, or the like. This is a testimony to the way the game industry is changing, and here is what I think the testimony states:

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Games (Usually) Don’t Make Us Violent

Violent video games have a bad reputation in the non-gaming community. People are constantly criticizing gamers for playing violent games, and they especially frown upon kids playing these games. Their claim is that playing these obscenely violent games negatively influences us to the point where we feel the need to kill others in mass shootings. At the very least, they say that games make us more irritable and prone to violent outbursts.

Obviously, as a gamer, I disagree. Games don’t make me violent. I’m not going to go kill anyone, and I’m going to explain why.

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GameStop Employee Overreacts to Customer… Or Does She?

Take a look at that video. It’s been getting quite a few views over the last 24 hours, and I’m going to weigh in on it. Now, most people watch that and are taking the side of the customer; most viewers say that she treated him inappropriately, and she should be reprimanded or fired. I feel differently, however; I think she was completely in the right in this situation; she didn’t do anything wrong.

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Are Video Games Art? (Part 2)

One thing I love about blogging is that I get to see the different viewpoints of other bloggers and gamers. At the end of Part 1, A Voice told me what he thought made a game art. I’m hoping he doesn’t mind too much that I’m using his comment, because it’s quite insightful! He made three basic points, and here they are in their condensed form:

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