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July 2, 2011

Independence Day Weekend: What to Play….

Every July 4th, we Amer­i­cans cel­e­brate our inde­pen­dence and vic­to­ry over the Eng­lish with cook outs, beer, and satan­ic nature in all of us to blow our­selves up with pur­dy lights. If you are anti­so­cial, hate grilled food, detest beer, or are Ato­m­oso­pho­bic, then we have a list of games that can feed your patri­o­tism and need to blow shit up with­out the like­ly hood of los­ing any appendages. Ram­bo Arcade (arcade) – this par­tic­u­lar title may be new to some, it was to me be before step­ping into the local Dave & Buster’s, but man does it scream “Amer­i­ca F@#K Yea!” It is a light gun game in the same vein as Time Cri­sis but replace the vibrat­ing over sized pis­tols with large vibrat­ing machine guns. A Sega pub­lished title, this game hit the Amer­i­can arcades in 2009. TheRead more…

May 19, 2011

Dont miss out on your chance to save the galaxy with your FREE STEAM COPY OF MASS EFFECT.

Do you feel down about the state of the galaxy? Do you wish you had the com­mand­ing author­i­ty of a super badass bent on erad­i­cat­ing evil while at the same time being dash­ing­ly awe­some or ter­ri­fy­ing­ly douchy? Well wish no more!!! Now is your chance to win a FREE steam copy of MASS EFFECT. Its your turn to trav­el the galaxy kickin in doors and nut sacks, sav­ing the day and get­ting the freak­ish­ly hot alien chick. Ill keep it sim­ple. All you have to do is share your thoughts with TGB. You MUST post 1 com­ment under this arti­cle and then post 5 com­ments under any arti­cle (all 5 com­ments do not have to be under the same arti­cle) and let us know whats on your mind. Post­ing 1 com­ment here and then 5 com­ments any­where else will enterRead more…

May 1, 2011

WoW Cataclysm: A Lady’s Perspective on Patch 4.1

The great sun­der­ing of Aze­roth at the great hand of Death­wing changed the world as we knew it for­ev­er.   We’ve had four months to adjust to the changes we see in the land­scape and quests, have had ample time to mem­o­rize the strate­gies for the new hero­ics, and some of the hard­core raid­ing guilds have even fin­ished hero­ic raids.   And with the most recent patch, Patch 4.1, we have new instances that drop epic loot, a fan­tas­tic guild find­er which will help you find a guild that fits your needs, incen­tives for heal­ers and tanks queu­ing solo such as (very) rare pets and mounts, and cross-fac­­tion Bind on Account items.  I’m in a casu­al raid­ing guild so the guild find­er doesn’t inter­est me much at all.   How­ev­er, I can def­i­nite­ly see the need and appeal.  Hope­ful­ly, this new device willRead more…

May 1, 2011

Kazuo Hirai Holds Conference to Explain Themselves

Sony held a press con­fer­ence at 2pm Japan time, 1 am east­ern time to dis­cuss the future of the Playsta­tion Net­work and the issues. Present at the con­fer­ence were Kazuo Hirai (Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Cor­po­rate Exec­u­tive Offi­cer), Shin­ji Hase­ji­ma (Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, Chief Infor­ma­tion Offi­cer) and Shi­ro Kambe (Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, Sony Cor­po­ra­tion Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions). They did con­firm it was an out­side intu­sion and of course they gave the “We’re Sor­ry”, but they also gave us an idea of whats to come.  Here are the major items: — Adding a new data sys­tem and mov­ing it to a new loca­tion — New intru­sion soft­ware — There will be a soft­ware update to change your pass­word when PSN is back online — They asked the 70 mil­lion plus sub­scribers to check all per­son­al info and pur­chase his­to­ry for any anom­alies — Sony asks you check allRead more…

April 30, 2011

Gamer Charities… Changing the Lives of Children Forever

When we turn on the TV, Radio or even read arti­cles on the web all we see are adver­tise­ments for the lat­est and great­est, news or hor­rors befalling some poor coun­try or state, or any oth­er num­ber of atroc­i­ties that fall upon the liv­ing.  The news only seems to rec­og­nize the rich and pow­er­ful or bad news.  I think it’s time to rec­og­nize the peo­ple who go out and try to make a dif­fer­ence  in the world and change it for the bet­ter.  While I may not have the mass resources of a major broad­cast­ing com­pa­ny or an Oil exec I think the recog­ni­tion is impor­tant. Many of you prob­a­bly have nev­er heard of Child­sPlay­Char­i­ty or The­Hum­ble­Bun­dle as they are not adver­tised across the net and lets face it many of us, espe­cial­ly in the Unit­ed States tend to for­getRead more…

April 23, 2011

The End Has Come

  Well as most have heard or encoun­tered the Playstaion Net­work is down. It has been down for about three days now. Now breath as you read I know its hard. This prob­lem could­n’t have come at a worse time for Playsta­tion either with the releas­es of Socom 4, Por­tal 2, and Mor­tal Kom­bat this week. I too am vic­tim for I can­not play Socom 4.….it still hurts. Now Sony has come out and said oh we have a serv­er hic­cup it should be fixed in two days time. Only it has­n’t been fixed. Sev­er­al excus­es and rea­sons for the out­age have made their way to the web includ­ing too much serv­er traf­fic with the new realses, down­load­able games crash­ing the serv­er, or even a hack­er attack. Basi­cal­ly what it boils down too is my games don’t work and IRead more…

April 2, 2011

The Lost Art of Critical Thinking in a Google Age

This isn’t real­ly relat­ed to gam­ing, not direct­ly any­way but I pride myself in think­ing that your gamers have a high­er then nor­mal intel­li­gence.  That being said please read on.  This came upon me the oth­er day when I won­dered how I got all of my infor­ma­tion for a paper I was writ­ing. How did I come to my con­clu­sions, how did I find the infor­ma­tion, how did I decide how to for­mat it, etc? What defined my entire paper?  Before the advent of the mod­ern search engine any­thing that you want­ed to learn about you either had to ask some­one, watch the local news and come to your own con­clu­sions or go read an ency­clo­pe­dia or book on the top­ic and then think about the infor­ma­tion which you had just injest­ed. With my most recent work ALL of theRead more…

March 27, 2011

Our Favorite Games

No mat­ter how long you have been in the indus­try, whether it be 5 years of 25 years there is always that one game that holds a spe­cial place in your heart.  It could be the lat­est release of Halo: Reach or back to an old Atari game that nobody has played in two decades.  I got to think­ing about this the oth­er day real­iz­ing that most games bare­ly hold my inter­est for more then a few months before I shelve them to most like­ly nev­er play them again and to most like­ly to for­get after some time.  I prob­a­bly own of 400 games across mul­ti­ple plat­forms includ­ing the PC, Wii, PS3, PS2, Xbox360, N64 and so forth.  How­ev­er there is always that one game that stuck in the back of my head years after I had  played it and I stillRead more…

March 24, 2011

AND THE WINNER IIIIISSS!!!!

THE PROMOTION FOR THE METRO 2033 GAME ENDED LAST NIGHT AND THE DRAWING HAS BEEN DONE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AND FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE SITE, WE CONTINUE TO GROW AND ITS BECAUSE OF OUR MEMBERS AND CONTRIBUTORS THAT WE DO SO 😀 THE WINNER IS IFINNERS IFINNERS WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT OR COME ACROSS THEGAMERSBLOG.COM? THE NEXT STEP IS FOR IFINNERS TO SEND ME HIS/HER EMAIL SO I CAN DELIVER THE GAME, IF YOU DONT WANT TO MAKE YOUR EMAIL PUBLIC YOU CAN SEND IT TO gamersblg@gmail.com, IT IS A STEAM GAME SO IF YOU DONT HAVE STEAM YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL IT TO RECEIVE AND PLAY THE GAME. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD STEAM HERE http://store.steampowered.com/about/ AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS, IM HOPING WE CAN DO THIS AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE 😀

March 20, 2011

FREE METRO 2033 GIVEAWAY

Just a reminder that the metro 2033 give­away ends this wednes­day and the draw­ing will be held on thurs­day morn­ing, so if you havent post­ed any com­ments yet head on over to the PROMOTION sec­tion and start com­ment­ing, every com­ment is worth 1 entry for the draw­ing.

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