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2018 in Review – Babies Are a Lot of Work

Gaming has been a personal passion since the first time I saw an arcade in a mall. I have owned every major console released since the Sega Genesis, with the exception of the original XBox. For me, a Saturday spent playing video or board games with my wife or a few close friends would always be more appealing than a night out. Gaming is, and always will be a part of me.

So what happens when a hardcore gamer brings life into the world? Would my gaming self cease to exist, buried in a cavalcade of dirty cloth diapers? Would the world be forced to evolve without my tsunami of treachery and weiner jokes?

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A Lonely Seadog – Three Hours with Sea of Thieves

Rare’s Sea of Thieves promises a pirate’s bounty. The shared world pirate adventure allows you and your friends to crew a ship, explore islands, hunt for treasure and plunder other players. An amazing premise, but my first three hours with the game left me feeling salty.

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Illustrator John Gallagher on Working in Movies, DC Shows, Comics and Gaming

John Gallagher is an entertainment illustrator who has worked in screen-based entertainment since 1995. His resume includes four seasons working on The Flash, as well as two on Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time and dozens of others. He also previously spent nine years working in video games at Bioware Corp prior to moving to film in 2008.

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Tom Awesome Visits Game Informer

I recently had the good fortune to interview Brian Shea, digital editor at Game Informer. Shea was kind enough to invite Mrs. Awesome and I tour the magazine’s office.

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Opinion: I Suck at Dark Souls

It’s been 18 grueling hours. I’ve stopped playing for six or more months….twice. And now, finally, I realize that this game is actually fun.

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Nintendo Switch Presentation

Ready to learn everything there is to know about the Nintendo Switch? Check out Nintendo’s presentation on the upcoming console.

The console releases March 1, 2017, and will cost $299.99 in North America.

Outside is Overrated Podcast Episode 3 – Metal Gear

In Episode 3 of OiO, we meet Brian, a new co-host who is an unabashed video game nut. Tom Awesome discuss Metal Gear, with brief forays into the highlights of married life, a discussion on The Rock’s genetic makeup, and a glowing review of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

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Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Nintendo Announces NES Classic

Are you excited for retro gaming? Nintendo recently announced the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment system.

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Battlefield 1 Trailer

Battlefield 1 will launch in October, allowing players to wage World War I across land, air and sea. The game boasts dynamic weather and intuitive damage, allowing you to impact the environment as you battle the other team.

The game will feature massive vehicles, including airships, dreadnoughts and armored trains. Battles will support up to 64 players. For more information on the game, visit the game’s website.

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