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This month we share the control schemes - be they the best, the worst, the most creative, the most under-utilized, or the most ridiculous - that stand out in our minds as the most memorable.
The full 10 hour blind livestream edited for your easy consumption.
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We tackle chapter one of the LONGEST FANFICTIONS EVER
Hacks'n'Slash, GameCola's bad fanfiction podcast, returns with a selection of Phoenix Wright fanfiction! For the first time ever, I believe we have actual slash in Hacks'n'Slash. We also have some guy
Despite efforts by Nintendo to keep the NES squeaky clean, some unlicensed game developers managed leak some smuttiness onto the otherwise family-friendly system.
Dramatic readings of bad fanfiction.
Best played wearing a leather mask, some sort of chaps, and a safe word.
In early 2010, Google introduced a Transcribe Audio feature to YouTube that translated all speech in a video into useful captions mangled the heck out of my Mega Man videos, telling my viewers that "w
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    Dear Readers: Rushed

    If this issue of GameCola seems somewhat rushed, there's a reason for it. With the new school year now upon us, the staff of your favorite free online gaming newsletter, and myself even more so, needs to learn how to effectively divide our time between educational efforts and gaming goodness. So please, bear with us during these trying times, and soon enough we will again be putting forth issues that are up to par with what our established readership expects.

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