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Yep, I bought an Xbone

So why oh why did I do it? For those of you that know, over the past year I’ve almost made it my life’s work to show how much Mircosoft really sucks.  I didn’t START there, and I tried to look at everything objectively without bias back when the consoles were first shown off to…

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Black Oni Podcast Episode 20: Drunk off of Gaming

Welcome to another FUPICSODE of the Black Oni Podcast! This episode is themed around Saint Patrick’s day. Will is off to Japan in a few days, so we decided to do a little something special for the 20th episode! Download MP3  Agenda 1- I-I-I-Iiiice Breaker!! 2- Gamin’ 3- Gamin’ News 4- Hot Topic 1- INTRO/…

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Black Oni Podcast Episode 19: You ARE the controller!

Episode 19 is upon us, and it’s pretty long! (that’s what she said). We have a new guest on the Black Oni Podcast who goes by the name AJs2fast4nos. Download MP3 Agenda 1- I-I-I-Iiiice Breaker!! 2- Gamin’ 3- Gamin’ News 4- Hot Topic 1- INTRO/ I-I-I-ICE BREAKER!!! • What’s the most vintage/oldest console you’ve played? 2-…

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Pushing the Envelope

  Video games often find themselves in a precarious position.  On the one hand, they are a genre with a fanbase that is open to many new ideas and mostly oppose censorship.  On the other hand, however, video games often find themselves under scrutiny from mass media, and often have fans that are the least…

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Black Oni Podcast Episode 18: Sonic Boom!

Check out the latest episode of the Black Oni Podcast! Jae_Blaze06, SOILakaSOAD, JCMac120, and YaHomieD talk about the hot stuff in the gaming industry! Black Oni Podcast Episode 18: Sonic Boom! Download mp3 Agenda 1- I-I-I-Iiiice Breaker!! 2- Gamin’ 3- Gamin’ News 4- Hot Topic 1- INTRO/ I-I-I-ICE BREAKER!!! • What is your favorite special move…

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Why I’m saying NO to DLC in 2014

By Kevin Kennedy (Theonekk)                 Now, it may be a little late (I mean it’s already late January), but I think I’ve figured out my gaming resolution for 2014: stop buying DLC.  This may seem a bit extreme, but it makes a lot of sense in context, and with a few qualifications. First, let me…

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Black Oni Podcast Episode 17: Right Black Atcha!

Welcome to another exciting fupicsode of the Black Oni Podcast with SoILakaSOAD and JCMac120! This episode is filled with lots of juicy details involving recent releases, the Wii U sales forecast cut, and gaming popularity, and more! Follow along the agenda, and make sure to subscribe to JCMac120! (youtube.com/jcmac120) Download mp3 Agenda 1- I-I-I-Iiiice Breaker!!…

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The Problem with Game Reviews (Metrics)

People within the gaming industry rely heavily on video-game reviews, whether it’s for advertising and promotional purposes, or for the sake of providing information to gamers. Reviews have the power to inform & aid consumers in making their purchasing decisions. Reviews also have the capacity to have a negative impact on the industry. The detriment…

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First-Person Understanding: Interpreting our Reality through Gaming

First-Person Understanding: Interpreting our Reality through Gaming Kevin Kennedy (Theonekk)                 When discussing video games, there seems to be a fundamental understanding that the world of the game exists as it is produced by the game’s creators.  Yet, if one starts to think about it in a more complex context, this is simply not true.  For…

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Black Oni Podcast Episode 16: Year of the Gamer

Welcome to another exciting fupicsode of the Black Oni Podcast! As the year draws to an end, Jae_Blaze06, yahomied, theonekk, and JCMac120 reflect on game of the year choices, and many more exciting topics. You don’t want to miss this one! Download MP3. Agenda 1- INTRO/ I-I-I-ICE BREAKER!!!  What is your Game Of The Year?…