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Push My Start Button

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One hour of video game music crammed into a mix CD.

I made a video game mix CD as a gift to my girlfriend. She asked for a bunch of video game songs months ago but, instead of me just giving her songs I liked, I decided to arrange a traditional CD, keeping in mind things like composition, the golden ratio and flow. The name of the CD is Press My Start Button. (Cheesy, I know.)

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Metro 2033 (Xbox 360)

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Wait, is Russia already this bleak?

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God of War III (PS3)

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Kratos is the Reason Why There Are No More Greek Myths
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The God of War series has always been known for their epic storyline arc, stunning graphics, deep combat system and over-the-top gory action. God of War III continues this winning trend and is a “must-have” title if you own a PS3.

The God of War series has always been known for their epic storyline arc, stunning graphics, deep combat system and over-the-top gory action. God of War III continues this winning trend and is a “must-have” title if you own a PS3.

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Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360)

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Final Fantasy Paradigm Shifts in a New Direction
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Final Fantasy. These two words combine to represent what has become the standard bearer for role playing games for the better part of two decades. As the post-title number incrementally rose with each new release, gamers were treated to vast worlds, ever more complex plots, and increasingly stunning visuals. Despite the fact that each Final Fantasy set a new standard for production values, the series’ core foundation remained the same.

Final Fantasy. These two words combine to represent what has become the standard bearer for role playing games for the better part of two decades. As the post-title number incrementally rose with each new release, gamers were treated to vast worlds, ever more complex plots, and increasingly stunning visuals. Despite the fact that each Final Fantasy set a new standard for production values, the series’ core foundation remained the same.

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Final Fantasy XIII

Subtitle: 
Final Fantasy Paradigm Shifts in a New Direction
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Final Fantasy. These two words combine to represent what has become the standard bearer for role playing games for the better part of two decades. As the post-title number incrementally rose with each new release, gamers were treated to vast worlds, ever more complex plots, and increasingly stunning visuals. Despite the fact that each Final Fantasy set a new standard for production values, the series’ core foundation remained the same.

Final Fantasy. These two words combine to represent what has become the standard bearer for role playing games for the better part of two decades. As the post-title number incrementally rose with each new release, gamers were treated to vast worlds, ever more complex plots, and increasingly stunning visuals. Despite the fact that each Final Fantasy set a new standard for production values, the series’ core foundation remained the same.

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Preview: Blur

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Mario Kart and Burnout Just Had a Very, Very Sexy Baby
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It's been a while since I've played and really enjoyed a racing game. Wipeout HD came close, but it was definitely Burnout Paradise; the mayhem and arcade-like controls worked for me. I always preferred the crazier racers over hyper-realistic ones like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport. After playing the multiplayer beta of Blur, I think I may finally be hyped for a new racing game.

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Activision/Infinity Ward: In-depth

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A Deeper Look into the Legal Battle Between Jason West, Vince Zampella, and Activision
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Last week, I wrote a blog post that detailed the basics of the legal battle that is formulating between former co-heads of Infinity Ward Jason West and Vince Zampella and Activision. Since then, I’ve spent my time researching the situation in order to get a clearer view of the legal goings on.

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Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire of the Vanities

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Not a Vain Affair: Ezio's Story Comes to an End with This DLC
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Yesterday, Ezio's missing memories came to a searing finale with the Bonfire of the Vanities DLC pack. It's a smooth transition from the closing events of The Battle of Forli, continuing the developments that lead to Ezio's recovery of the piece of Eden from Girolamo Savonarola (The bad guy in black). So is Ezio's less-than-ideal homecoming a blazing triumph or a grease fire?

Yesterday, Ezio's missing memories came to a searing finale with the Bonfire of the Vanities DLC pack. It's a smooth transition from the closing events of The Battle of Forli, continuing the developments that lead to Ezio's recovery of the piece of Eden from Girolamo Savonarola (The bad guy in black). So is Ezio's less-than-ideal homecoming a blazing triumph or a grease fire?

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Aliens vs. Predator

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One Would Think That Shooting Aliens Would Be Fun
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Aliens vs. Predator is a game without a single excuse for its utter lack of quality or ingenuity. I’ll admit it is pretty; that’s about all it has going for it.

I’ve come to the conclusion that this game was designed to hurt me. A bit egomaniacal I’ll admit, but nothing explains the pain this game has brought me. Nothing else explains failure of this kind.

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The Top 8 Mustaches in Video Games

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We Bring You the Best Mustaches in Gaming
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If I were ever a space marine in battle against the looming hordes of a an advanced, theocratic-alien empire, nothing would bring more peace to my mind than knowing my officers abilities can be measured by the poise of their staches. Sporting the classic sarge stache, Sgt. Johnson has rushed the ranks of aliens, ancient robots, reanimating parasites (and Cameron Aliens? Oh?) across the universe, all without singing a single whisker; well, until, you know, he died. This stache goes great with olive drab and a cigar.

#8 Sargeant Avery Johnson- The Halo Trilogy
 

If I were ever a space marine in battle against the looming hordes of a an advanced, theocratic-alien empire, nothing would bring more peace to my mind than knowing my officers' abilities can be measured by the poise of their 'staches. Sporting the classic sarge 'stache, Sgt. Johnson has rushed the ranks of aliens, ancient robots, reanimating parasites (and Cameron Aliens? Oh?) across the universe, all without singing a single whisker; well, until, you know, he died. This 'stache goes great with olive drab and a cigar.

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