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Retrofest and Printing Shirts

I love the smell of printed shirts in the morning, and I also love Apocalypse Now.  Great movie.  If you haven’t seen it, go and watch it now, this blog can wait.  Go.

The reason I have been so busy is that I was getting ready for Retrofest 2013.  This meant making sure designs are all done, printing tee shirts, and taking inventory.  It was a lot of work but we got it done, and even though we did not sell as many tees as I had wanted, I am still proud of our designs and had a great time checking out all the classic videogames.

Gamer t-shirts being sold at Retrofest DFW 2013

An array of videogame t-shirts on display at Retrofest DFW 2013

My wife was the best part of the whole experience, because she really put a lot of work into my designs and put herself in a community that she really does not have any experience in...

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BioShock Infinite- Review and commentary

I’m back from my little vacation from writing and I have a lot to say about the newest BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, OSX).

!!! Disclaimer !!!!

This review will have spoilers.  If you have not beaten the game yet then stop reading this and go beat the game. You have been warned.  Really, the next thing I write is spoilers.

!!! Disclaimer !!!!

This review will have spoilers.  If you have not beaten the game yet then stop reading this and go beat the game. You have been warned.  Really, the next thing I write is spoilers. Really, I would hate to ruin it for you and that is why I am writing this disclaimer.  Look, I know you don’t think I am going to give away the ending right away but I’m really going to give away just about everything in the game...

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NHL cover voting now open

 

If you are a Hockey fan (like me) you can now cruse over to the NHL14 voting page and vote for your favorite player to be on the cover of NHL14. The first round of voting goes from today until the 28th with a new round of voting every week.  The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup.

For my money I am voting for Kari Lehtonen from the Dallas Stars. -Jay (NinjaJay81)

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Want to play FIFA 14 early?

 

It is no secret that a few people around the site are huge FIFA fans, so this news will excite them.  EA is going to pick a few lucky people to play FIFA 14 early.  All you have to do is fill out this survey and cross your fingers.

Oh the only catch is that you have to visit the Guildford, U.K. office.  But hey if you are the hardest of hardcore fan then it might be time to plan a trip to the UK. Or, just wait the 14 months for the game. -Jay (NinjaJay81)

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Badass Married Guy’s Guide to Gaming: Story VS Gameplay

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I have often been asked, by a lot of people and frequently by my wife, a question that goes something like this, “That game is so violent, how could anyone but a psycho play that for fun?”

I have no ready response to that, because it’s a fair question.  Why would anyone want to play a game where you shoot a guy in the head and make a Gallagher-like mess all over.  Sometimes I say it is not only about shooting people, it also has a great story.  But that is a hard sell especially when there are bonus points for spreading gray matter all over a virtual world.

This got me thinking: games that have a great story should also have a story mode that skips all the game play.  This would be an optional mode to watch the story of the game assembled as an extended movie...

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