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I guess we should just call this "Final Webcomic Wrapup," huh? With Joystiq closing its doors, the webcomic buck stops here. And you know what? It has its upsides. For example, now I can tell you all what I really thought of doing the webcomic wrapup for you week after week, consistently being told...

February 1st 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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PAX is headed eastbound and down from its Seattle home base, and Joystiq will be there next weekend to cover its inaugural happenings. We'll even be participating in/hosting several panels, too! So join us, won't you? As for me, the last time I was in Texas was high school, when schools from the H...

January 18th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Earlier this weekend, I was compelled to watch game console boot-up videos. You know, the little jingles and animations that play when you start up your system? So anyway, I start making my way forward by year of release. I get to the GameCube and ... no, no. You're seeing things. I'm not crying!...

January 11th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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It even runs at 60 frames per second! Amirite? Eh? Eh? Resolution jokes! Hold on, I've been informed that those are so 2014. My apologies. Well, let's just skip the jokes then, and get right to the heart of the matter: it's a new year, which means new promises and goals to make to ourselves. I've...

January 4th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome back, Joystiq readers! Last year around this time, I asked you what you gave someone as a gift for the holidays. This year, it's okay to brag a little bit about what you got. But of course, as I am a sentimental sort, I'll tell you one of my favorite gifts I got this year: time with my dad....

December 28th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Dear readers, Don't worry everybody, despite the warm and fuzzy sentiment expressed by this week's headline, we're not going full-blown "TV holiday special" levels of cheesiness. Still, the holidays are upon us now, and we hope you all have a very merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Wookiee...

December 21st 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Confession time, readers: I have hardly done any Christmas shopping. Only a handful of people on my list are completely taken care of, meaning I still have a bevvy of brothers, sisters, step-family, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and one very sweet grandmother (Hi Grandma!) to buy gifts fo...

December 14th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Sure, it might not be the Weekly Webcomic Wrapup's anniversary or Joystiq's anniversary, but you'll notice I didn't specify which anniversary I'm celebrating in the headline. Besides, crashing someone else's party is totally acceptable, especially when they invite you and give out as many goodies a...

December 7th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Forget Black Friday, the real showstopper for me this week was the teaser for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens. I love the Star Wars universe and routinely remind people that my favorite game of all time is, to this day, Star Wars Galaxies because it let me explore and live in...

November 30th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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There's a famous quote I often find myself referencing when the holiday shopping season starts, as it is about to do this week. Here, I'll share it with you now. Ahem: "You are not prepared!" - Illidan Stormrage, World of Warcraft. Yes, Black Friday (or "Black Thriday" as I've heard it called, si...

November 23rd 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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I don't know about the weather where you guys live, but this week, Iowa (which is where I'm from, and is the state with all the corn and pigs, in case you were wondering) got its first taste of real, honest-to-goodness winter. Our temperatures dipped, the winds kicked up, but most importantly, it's...

November 16th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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BlizzCon 2014 is in full swing, and plenty of news has already seeped forth from Anaheim. There's a new game, new details regarding the Warcraft movie, a Hearthstone expansion and more. It's a good time to be a Blizzard fan. But ... What if you're not? What if Blizzard's games just aren't your thi...

November 9th 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments