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The Long Haul

by Maggie Wilandon April 15, 2014
Hey kids, do you know what time it is!? That’s right UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME! And what a better way to spend this time than at Miss Maggies Mansion of Maliciously Malcontent Opinions & Synonyms! On todays program, Miss Maggie will be discussing how she feels about the length of video games. In the past, I’ve […]

Sega Channel

by Maggie Wilandon April 9, 2014
Back when I was a little girl, I had this neighbor named Josh who used to babysit me, and sometimes I’d go over and play his Sega Genesis. Not because I didn’t own one, because I did (because I had no friends), but because he had Sega Channel. Sega Channel was an online game service […]

The Museum

by Maggie Wilandon April 3, 2014
I’d like it to be known right off the bat that I own almost every console, and they’re in my closet, unlike me. Yay lesbian jokes! I have a Dreamcast, a Gamecube, a Genesis, an N64, a PS1 & 2, every gameboy, an original Xbox, an Xbox 360, a Wii and whatever else you can […]


Toilet Game

by Maggie Wilandon March 23, 2014
When I was a little girl, I had every gameboy know to man. I also had no friends, but that’s a different story for a different day. We had this ritual in my house at night called “lights out”, which I’m pretty sure is what people in prison have, where once it hit a certain […]

Dear Matthew

by Maggie Wilandon March 19, 2014
My best friends name is Matt. When Matt was a kid, his father died suddenly. I don’t have a whole lot of details, it’s not something I’ve ever felt entirely comfortable discussing with him, because I know he hurts from it. Either way, I know he was and still seems to be-understandably-heartbroken. Because of this […]
Video Game Guides

Press Start & Win

by Maggie Wilandon March 15, 2014
I said in my article “The Power Of ‘No’” that I hadn’t played Flappy Bird, but I did download it right before it was taken off the app store simply because of my fetish for having stuff that’s no longer available, be it a game, movie or book. So a few days ago, I finally […]


The Most Commonly Used Phrase

by Maggie Wilandon March 11, 2014
I’ve listened to a few podcasts where people end up talking about their childhood and what video games they played then, and they’ve all inevitably said the same thing at one time or another, which I myself was also responsible for saying and I’m sure you were too: “Graphics will never be better than this.” […]

Mass Marketing Effect

by Maggie Wilandon March 7, 2014
I went into my local comic shop today to pick up some stuff when I happened to see a Mass Effect title on the shelf. I reached for it, flipped through, admired the artwork and ultimately-mainly because it was like the fourth arc in the series and I never read any of the others-decided not […]

Video Gaymes

by Maggie Wilandon March 1, 2014
The other day while surfing the net in my spare time, which is all the time I have (friends? pffft, please, I don’t have time for that lame shit), I came across this headline for an article. Ubisoft Leader Reckons a Gay Protagonist in a Triple AAA Game is Some Way Off You can read […]


Xbox None

by Maggie Wilandon February 24, 2014
I read a headline a while back that went something along the lines of “Microsoft claims it’ll support the 360 for at least 3 more years” and I had to check that it wasn’t an Onion article. Support the 360 for at least 3 more years? They barely supported it while it was the only […]

The Power Of “No”

by Maggie Wilandon February 11, 2014
There’s this thing called “The Vault” (no, not the Costanza/Seinfeld vault) that was created by Disney years ago when they started bringing out DVDs of their films. It’s a marketing ploy, because they say in the commercials, “Dumbo is now out of the vault! Get it while available!” and it works because if you see […]

Halo: Spartan Assault Review

by Maggie Wilandon February 8, 2014
Halo and I have a pretty checkered past. I, like most Xbox users, loved the first 2. By the time the third one came around, and everyone was disappointed, I loved it. The way I saw it, Halo 3 had to live up to Halo 2 and that was just never going to happen, so […]