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Continue? (OR: The Subtle Art of Extracting Meaning from Meaninglessness)

It’s easy for me to pinpoint the moment that got me hooked on “Continue?” I can’t recall how I initially stumbled across the show.  Probably via a YouTube suggestion algorithm.  I was a bit late to the party.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Nice Try

I received a mailer recently that advertised a new miracle advance in hearing aid technology. Yes, hearing aid technology. Now, despite my rapidly advancing age, I’m not remotely old enough to fit into the key demographic for people with hearing problems. … Continue reading

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NCAA Football without the “NCAA”

NCAA Football, long a staple of the EA Sports gaming line-up, will cease to exist after the current version—a least under that name. The NCAA announced yesterday that it would not renew its long-standing licensing deal with Electronic Arts.  An agreement … Continue reading

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BioShock Infinite

2K Games released BioShock Infinite to acclaim and mild controversy a little over a month ago.  In development for five years, the game was much-anticipated by fans of the series, but the subject matter raised some eyebrows in the gaming community … Continue reading

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Childhood Wish Fulfillment (and Why Movie Theaters Are Doomed)

Tomorrow, December 18th, marks the release of the Neo Geo X, a handheld re-imagining of the Neo Geo video game system. The original Neo Geo (or, more properly, the Neo Geo AVS) was a home console designed and manufactured by … Continue reading

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Do I Ever Need to Buy Another Video Game?

As I reached the decision not to invest in this year’s versions of NCAA Football and Tiger Woods PGA Tour (because I liked the previous editions, but do not like redundancy), a larger point occurred to me: Do I need … Continue reading

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The Take-home Message from the SOPA Debate

Tracking the political discourse regarding SOPA proved to be quite instructive in ways I hadn’t anticipated.  My own view on the proposed bill was that, while the aims weren’t entirely bad, some of the presumptions in the law overreached in … Continue reading

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The ‘Bot Who Saved Video Games

Robot History Month is a time to celebrate the unsung heroes woven into the rich tapestry of this proud community.  One such hero is the Robotic Operating Buddy.  “ROB” for short. ROB the Robot was born in Japan* in 1985. … Continue reading

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MLB.TV for PS3 Somehow Got Even Better

Major League Baseball expanded its MLB.TV service to the Playstation 3 for the first time last year.  Rarely does something revolutionize a sports fan experience overnight, but MLB.TV did the trick for me. I’ve been a Major League Baseball fan … Continue reading

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This Would Have Made AP English Even More Fun

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby numbers among the many books assigned to me during my early academic career.  As was the case with most of that group, I ended up merely skimming enough to do well on the test or … Continue reading

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