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GC Podcast #124: As Seen on TV
And now back to your regularly scheduled podcast...
Minus the Pudding: The Best of Xbox Live Indie Games
Early last week, GameCola reported on some new changes that Microsoft made to the Xbox 360 dashboard, in an effort to accommodate Kinect users, and slowly shift the balance of power over from actual gamers to casual gamers. THE END IS OF GAMING NIGH! In addition to enabling support for the Kinect, the new dashboard update made everything brighter, friendlier, and cleaner; allowed for easier access to ESPN (which I'm pretty sure you don't need an Xbox to watch); and, most importantly, it moved where you can find Xbox Live Indie Games on the 360.
Gamer Girlfriend: Love, Jealousy, and Farming
As husbands go, Mike isn't the overly possessive type. I'm proud to say that we built our relationship on a foundation of mutual trust, and neither of us is particularly controlling about the other's
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