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Location:Spring Hill, Florida

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Three reasons why The Elder Scrolls Online might be a bad idea

Since the days of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, players and game critics alike have often described Bethesda’s beloved Elder Scrolls series as an “offline MMO.” The titles have featured many of the elements that make massively multiplayer titles like World of Warcraft huge hits, but they’ve never allowed other players to come together and share in the experience…until now.

Shame is plastic: Remembering Steel Battalion

As someone who’s been gaming for well over three decades, I’ve accumulated more than my fair share of clutter. For example, my “shrine of cellophane” (aka the mountainous stacks of unopened games I have in my collection) has become the stuff of legend. I own enough plastic musical instruments to start several bands. I have so many light guns that the federal government should have me on a watch list. I still have in my possession a fully functional R.O.B. the Robot and a Magnavox Odyssey 2 for crying out loud.