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Hoping for an Umloud! repeat

Normally, I wouldn’t post about an event I attended more than a week ago, but when the event is for a good cause, I’ll make an exception. Just before I took some time off of work, my wife and I attended the Ümloud! fundraiser in San Francisco. Held Dec. 9, the event let donors team up and play “Rock Band 2″ on a real stage, in front of a real cheering audience. The money donated by the bands, plus donations… Read More »

Fixing Spike’s Video Game Awards

It’s hard to debate the results of Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards show when we’ve had so little time to play the games that won. Switching up the show’s air date is just one of my ideas for making the show more relevant to gamers.… Read More »

Holiday gift guide

Holiday gift suggestions for just about every gamer on your list.… Read More »

Black Friday ad roundup

A partial rundown of what retailers have to offer in the way of Black Friday video game sales.… Read More »