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  1. EA Access and rage

    Originally posted on http://askewedone.blogspot.com

    I am a cynic, and in my eyes, EA has gone and done it again. How? By doing the following, EA has recently introduced a new service known as EA Access. For $5 per month, or $30 per year on XBox One, you can get access to the following: 10% off new digital game purchases, access to timed trials of games up to 5 days early, a selection of games in the Vault (likely those that have had drop-offs in their DLC purchases), and even ...
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  2. Went and saw a movie the other night

    Took my girlfriend and her daughters out recently to see the newly-released Guardians of the Galaxy. In short, we all enjoyed it. It may be the most "comic" of the comic book films that have been coming out in the last few years. Admittedly it's likely the least kid-friendly of the batch, as well, as it seems that director/co-writer James Gunn slipped in as many gestures and instances of salty language as possible into the PG-13 rating.

    I've not been an avid reader ...
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  3. July 2013

    Well I have some time to blog as family time has become more consuming. Work has become more demanding and last week my wife gave birth to our first child (daughter).

    Being a first time parent is extremely demanding. Thank goodness I have the rest of this week off. I chose to take
    the late night/early morning shift to help the wife get some sleep. I told her I'll go Midnight-7am if she can do
    7am-230pm. We'll see how it goes... She has to pump every 2 hours, so she makes ...
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  4. What color is the sky in Redmond?

    So, yes, I'm not entirely pleased with the new Xbox One, particularly in that they are locking all games to your ID and console, much like Xbox Live Arcade games today. One truly amazing thing, though, is how deluded they are in thinking there's absolutely nothing wrong with this.

    Let's analyze the words of Microsoft VP Phil Harrison and see just how life is different from Bizzaro Microsoft world compared to the one we all live in. more...
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  5. The Xbox One: Initial thoughts, not altogether positive

    The new Xbox has been revealed at a big event on Microsoft's campus in Redmond. It will be called the "Xbox One", coming out later this year. Ultimately, it looked cool, but nothing groundbreaking. What worries and even angers me, is the information that's coming from off-stage. more...
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