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No Soup For You!!     by Marriott_Guy (21-Jun-10)

As I grow more experienced in life (a.k.a. get old), I find myself becoming less patient and accommodating for daily idiocies that I once blew off without a moment’s thought.  I’d like to think I am a pretty easy going guy, but there are quite a few things that are truly beginning to torque me off. Clueless dolts talking on … Read more

Review: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3: Checkmate by David Michaels     by Tan (29-Apr-10)

This is the third Splinter Cell novel I’ve read and it’s in my opinion, the best one so far. Compared to previous novels in the series, there’s a lot more action (hard to believe) that takes place all over the globe. It’s a non-stop ride of infiltration, gadgetry and surreal situations that often come close to what we imagine black … Read more

The Diversity of Gamer Breeds     by Marriott_Guy (23-Feb-10)

The level of enjoyment of any multi-player gaming experience is heavily dependant upon your fellow gamers.  Whether it be teaming with a bud in a co-op couch game of Contra or joining an online bout with hundreds of unnamed souls in Worlds of Warcraft, it still boils down to the same – are the people you are interacting with cool? … Read more

The Online Gaming Leveler     by Marriott_Guy (16-Feb-10)

My little brother (age 35) has been pestering me for months to get with the times and pick up a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.  I was extremely hesitant – getting beat on like a piñata by a group of ‘any’ year olds is not my idea of a fun time.  He promised that I could ease … Read more

Humorous Lessons: The Results of Lending     by Marriott_Guy (19-Jan-10)

Like any other gamer or collector, I take great pride in the preservation of the spoils of war that reside in my Room of Doom.  I do not loan out my games to just anyone.  I made the unfortunate mistake of including my brother in my extremely limited ‘circle of trust’. Halo: Combat Evolved was our choice when it came … Read more

Most Expensive Systems to Collect For     by Marriott_Guy (25-Nov-09)

Though not a huge game collector, I do tend to invest in software for the more unique systems in my collection.  I enter into this fully aware that the games (for the most part) will see limited action and will require me to pay a premium due to their limited availability and/or production.  This is something we all encounter to … Read more

Ready, Set, Game!!!     by Marriott_Guy (19-Oct-09)

I don’t know about you, but I tend to be rather ritualistic when preparing for a serious gaming session.  Just like setting the table for dinner, everything has to be set just so prior to my indulgence.  Preparation is paramount in order to fully enjoy my upcoming virtual experience.  Yes, I admit that my OCD tendencies might have some bearing … Read more

Review: Texas Intruments TI-99/4A     by Marriott_Guy (15-Oct-09)

I have always been intrigued by video gaming systems, beginning with my first experience with my Uncle Glenn’s Atari PONG system at the tender age of 7.  I was a gaming panhandler during my early years until my father told me in 1979 that he had decided to take the plunge. Would he choose the Atari 2600 that seemed to … Read more

Best Time For Gaming     by Marriott_Guy (05-Oct-09)

Firing up a cherished classic or the latest next-gen release is always a pleasure, regardless of when we can set aside free time to indulge in our passion.  That is a given.  But what are truly are the best conditions that we enjoy for gaming? The following lists a few of my favorites. During a Storm Who doesn’t love firing … Read more

Annoyances for the Video Game Collector     by Marriott_Guy (26-Sep-09)

Every video game enthusiast absolutely loves adding a new title or system to their collection.  Whether it be a treasure that has been extremely elusive or simply an anticipated release for a current gen system.  We love them all and experience a certain rush with any new addition to our respective "Hero’s Chest".  On the flipside, a boatload of irritants … Read more

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