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Racing the Beam... A Book Review...

If you’re anything like me, you feel very alone in your earnest love and appreciation of vintage video games. And by “vintage”, your meaning is video gaming before Nintendo reformatted the landscape with the NES like some 8-Bit Genesis Device. The NES, while unarguably the system that single-handedly resurrected the home video game market from it’s ashes in the mid 1980s, is somewhat unfairly positioned in many people’s minds as the definitive beginning of home video gaming. For many, the phrase, “Home Video Gaming” began much earlier than the NES. For most of these people, it all began with the Atari Video Computer System, later known as the Atari 2600.

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Hey, Thanks Games!

No matter how you feel about the Pilgrims, or whether or not you are okay with the idea of love or family only getting one or two special days a year, Thanksgiving is upon us. I may not like certain elements of the human condition or the commercialization of holidays either, but I figure now is just as good a time as any to give thanks.

It’s been a game filled year, and the following is my list of the top moments I’m thankful for, in no particular order…

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And then BOOM! - CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Reviewed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the slick, high-impact sequel to the slick and high-impact FPS, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Most of the game could easily be described as a “thrill ride.” The shooting is solid, the game play fast-paced, and once you start playing you probably won’t want to stop until you get your big-bang climax. But we pretty much knew all of that before it came out.

So what won’t you like about it?

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Holiday Recommendations For Card And Board Games

My wife did some holiday gift shopping today for our family and friends.  One of her stops was the local board game store and boy did she have fun:

1x Dominion
2x Guillotine
1x Race for the Galaxy
1x Mix Up
1x Once Upon a Time
1x Puerto Rico

Quite a haul!  Direct quote from her:  “Man, it’s nice to be able to spend $250 at the game store!” Indeed.  Hope these games find their ways to happy homes this season! 

If you are looking to add a new card or board game to yours or a loved one’s collection, may I suggest a few? 

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Spacewar! + Lego = Captain Forever (The Review)

Updated on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 9:15AM by Registered CommenterMatt Marchini

Captain Forever’s fate is bound to his indestructible space-craft Nemesis, damning him to an endless cycle of death and rebirth. Her imminent wrath wipes out the guilty and innocent alike without discrimination while sending out a Siren’s call to every pirate and boot/jacker within 5 parsecs. Hit the jump to get the skinny on this latest creation from Farbs, developer of the slickest resignation letter of all time, and the ultimate mashup game ROM CHECK FAIL.

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