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by Maggie Wilandon September 3, 2015
Back in the early days or video games, arcade was king. You’d go with a few of your friends to wherever you could think of that had a few cabinets if you didn’t have a dedicated arcade around, and often it meant going to places like drug stores, pizzerias and the laundrymat. You’d collect your […]
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Let’s Play “GotGame”

by Maggie Wilandon August 25, 2015
Every so often, I wind up somewhere online, a forum or something, where someone (or more than one person) is bemoaning the idea of let’s plays. They say they don’t understand the concept behind it, how you can find watching someone else play a video game through a video be fun and they really don’t […]

Uwe Boll’s “Pixels”

by Maggie Wilandon August 20, 2015
Since this is the internet, I’m going to make brash judgments and criticize something that hasn’t even come out yet even though I have nothing really to go on other than a short trailer. “Pixels” with Kevin James & Adam Sandler. Video game movies have never really gone over well, starting with Mario Bros. to […]

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O Brother, Where Art Thou Gaming?

by Maggie Wilandon August 14, 2015
One summer, back in the early 2000s, my step brother and I stayed in my room all summer and played The Neverhood and Warcraft 2 all day every day. When my mother remarried, and he became my stepbrother, it was quite apparent to me that he was the only one in the family that I […]

My Name Is Maggie, And I’m An Addict (Part 2)

by Maggie Wilandon August 5, 2015
So how do you get yourself off an addiction? The easiest solution is a substitute. People who try to stop smoking end up on vapes or perhaps electronic cigarettes, something that simulates the addiction while still not being the addiction, and eventually they don’t smoke anymore. So, I decided to try and get over my […]


My Name Is Maggie, And I’m An Addict (Part 1)

by Maggie Wilandon August 1, 2015
I moved a number of months ago. I was only able to bring 2 suitcases with me, and my Wii was the only one I could fit in to travel with. I didn’t even bring my DS which was the real stupid move, ’cause that thing’s handheld. So after piling clothes, my wii, some books, […]
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Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Cash

by Maggie Wilandon March 21, 2015
  Lately, one of the ways my girlfriend has been making money (besides selling the blood of the innocent) is by selling old video game stuff on Ebay. Be it games, old hardware, you name it. There’s been a lot of talk about how the return policies are screwing out the retail stores-namely Gamestop-so why […]

To Mediocrity And Beyond!

by Maggie Wilandon March 16, 2015
Back in the day, when I was playing primarily Gamecube, one of the games I picked up was the game for the Pixar film “Finding Nemo”. I’ve played some bad things in my time. I’ve played Sonic 06 entirely through, with all 3 characters. I’ve played Bulletwitch which was-to me-so bad it was entertaining and […]


I Majored In Digital Football

by Maggie Wilandon March 13, 2015
  So the other day I read that ESPN is now going to start paying college students to compete in Blizzards upcoming game, “Heroes of the Storm”, and the winning team is going to get the rest of their tuition PAID IN FULL. Ok, so this is cool and all-like yay corporations helping people and stuff-but […]
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Flash Me

by Maggie Wilandon March 4, 2015
About a week ago, I moved to a new state and moved in with my girlfriend. Because of this, I had to dump the majority of what I own into a storage and that sadly included my Xbox 360. One of the things we’ve done since I got here is download some emulators and a […]

VH1’s I Love “Retro” Gaming

by Maggie Wilandon September 14, 2014
Yesterday, a friend of mine on Facebook made this post: “And while Candy Crush Saga is pretty much retro gaming at this point, what about Angry Birds? I think that already went through a cycle of cool, unpopular, retro cool and obsolete. What is something when it’s too old to be retro? I predict we’ll […]