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The 5 most fun video games that were played in 2013

The 5 most fun video games that were played in 2013
2013 was a great year for fun video games. Bioshock Infinite. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Tomb Raider. The Stanley Parable. The Last of Us. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (though technically it shouldn’t count because it STILL is not in open beta). Yeah. I haven’t played any of these games. Why? One, the newest system... Read more »

Three ways a computer game taught me how to potentially conquer the world

Three ways a computer game taught me how to potentially conquer the world
I went on a Sid Meier’s Civilization V bender over the weekend. In case you’ve never heard of it, Sid Meier’s Civilization V is a turn-based 4X strategy computer game in which you try to guide a national leader from the past to world domination. In case you’ve never heard of what a turn-based 4X... Read more »

How I plan on incorporating a Mortal Kombat finishing move into my life through writing

How I plan on incorporating a Mortal Kombat finishing move into my life through writing
It’s 8:37 p.m. on Monday night. I want to be in bed and asleep by 9 p.m. But I have 600 words to write because I’ve set a weekly schedule in which I promised myself I would post 600 words worth of column on Going For Gusto on Mondays, so I’m going to sit here... Read more »
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Five keys to success at Words With Friends using defense

Five keys to success at Words With Friends using defense
Ever since Words With Friends began showing average word scores each week, I’ve been obsessed with racking up big single-turn scores. And sure, that high average word score looks good, but it’s no way to win a Words With Friends game. As with basketball, football and going to the dentist, defense is the way to... Read more »

How to find out the back story behind many video games in just about a minute

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I have and always will be a video game nerd. I don’t love video games, though, just for the button-mashing joy of them. I love video games – most of all – for the story they have to tell – even a game like Madden, in which the story is how I took my beleaguered... Read more »

One of the Monopoly pieces has to disappear like the horse: Ranking them from best to ugh

One of the Monopoly pieces has to disappear like the horse: Ranking them from best to ugh
Hasbro has decided to replace one of the Monopoly pieces. But not wanting to seem like a totalitarian board game dictator, it is allowing Monopoly fans to decide which piece gets thrown out on the harsh streets of Baltic Avenue. You can vote on both the piece to throw out and the piece to replace... Read more »
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Scribblenauts Unlimited: Maybe the only game in which you can create a Cthulhu

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If you’re looking for a fun game to start playing, I know one I have my eye on is Scribblenauts Unlimited (unfortunately, I’ve not been able to find a Mac version so far). Scribblenauts Unlimited is a game in which you can create just about anything use desire – even a Cthulhu (or even a... Read more »

Street Fighter plus Megaman equals video game happiness

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Video game fans, be sure to mark you calendar for Dec. 17. Why? Because on Monday Capcom will be making Street Fighter X Megaman available for free on its Unity page. Yes, Megaman AND Street Fighter in one game. (I am seriously geeking out right now. Those were two of my favorite games growing up.... Read more »

Pong celebrates 40 years: Go play a video game to celebrate

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Pong was released on Nov. 29, 1972, and home gaming never would be the same. Forty years later, video games are all around us – at home, on our cellphones and even in our business and life plans with gamification. Above is one of the featured videos on YouTube today, and I think it’s a... Read more »
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Mario Kart plus Drive equals happiness at Going For Gusto

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I love Mario Kart. I love the movie Drive. Buzzfeed – making my life better since 2012 – showed me in the above video I could have both at the same time. • Going for Gusto is a blog by Joe Grace. Columns, videos, lists and quick thoughts posted throughout the week. Send questions, comments... Read more »
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