How Nintendo Made Me A Jaded Gamer (and it’s not how you think)

When you think of the term “die hard gamer” or “hard core gamer” (or any number of these labels that are thrust upon the gaming consumer that relate to people who really love video gaming) you typically have a mental picture painted.  Some 18-29 year old, living in their parent’s basement – wired up to…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Ten Tech-Related Things I Hate

Certain things about technology make me mental.  I constantly get asked, “What is your problem with x?” or “Why do you hate y?”  I figured it would save time if I could just link to an article that explain what makes me crazy about tech-related services and concepts. This is the mind-numbing technology that I…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Wii on Wii U Gamepad: What Makes Off-Screen Play the Killer App

When we first heard about the Wii U’s “game pad” there were those of us who were skeptical about it.  It seemed like a likely “dual screen” implementation for a console – in line with the success of the Nintendo DS product line.  The obvious uses were speculated about at great length.  Heck, I even…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Why the Wii U could be the greatest console ever made (and how Nintendo is screwing it up)

Many people get the wrong idea about me.  They think I’m a Nintendo fanboy.  After all – I sung high praises for the Nintendo DS, 3DS and Wii; all great market sellers – but not the most accepted gaming systems by the “core gamers” out there.  Fighting with me about why HD graphics don’t make…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Sony PS4 Conjecture: The Good, The Bad and The Fugly

The details of Sony’s Playstation successor has hit the airwaves and while they are answering a lot of questions – they are neatly tiptoeing around far more.  In this article, we’ll look at what we know and discuss the good, the bad and fugly for each one.  Note: This information is accurate at the time…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Television Intros: A Look at 25 All-Time Greats

Before we look at twenty five of the greatest TV show introduction videos, I’d like to put forward that these aren’t THE TOP 25 intros of all time. Obviously, these lists are always subjective – usually determined by what the writer remembers from his own frame of references. Much like video games, music and other…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Vita is Doomed: When WILL Sony Learn?

Recently, GoNintendo posted an article mentioning that everyone was happy to call the Nintendo 3DS an initial “failure” and were thrilled to write stories and blog posts about “Nintendo is Doomed” – but the article asked why there aren’t any “Vita is Doomed” articles. I am answering the call. The truth is – I’ve been writing negative…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Freemium: It’s Real, It Sucks … It Really Sucks

Since the first Diablo game, I’ve been hooked on level-grinding dungeon crawlers. I swear, I’ve played them all – regardless of system. From its humble origins … to the latest incarnations (well, almost latest; I refuse to play Diablo 3). I’m chomping at the bit for Heroes of Ruin (3DS) and for Torchlight 2. Give…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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What exactly is a “tablet”?

After duking it out on Google Plus and screaming in the streets about tablets (what is and is not), I figured we were due for an article discussing the whole tablet craze – once again in the interest of serving my fellow man. What exactly defines what device is considered a “tablet”?  Ask 25 people,…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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