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College Gaming Essentials: The Tools You Need to Be the Chillest Dude on Your Floor, Brah September 30, 2009

Posted by Robert Balint in College Gaming, Copy+Paste Contributions, Copy+Paste Original, FPS.
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College! No parents!

College! No parents!

College is all about being social. Your number of phone contacts skyrockets, as does your Facebook friend count; routine activities such as eating, studying, and sleeping (high five!) are no longer done solo. Freshmen are terrified of being alone, even for five minutes—you start wondering, “What’s everyone else doing? I bet they’re doing something really fun. Why hasn’t anybody texted me? Does anyone like me?” And then the bitter tears start flowing…



How to Keep Your Girlfriend and Still Game July 1, 2009

Posted by Robert Balint in Copy+Paste Contributions, Copy+Paste Original, Editorial, Features.
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Maybe not the best idea...

Maybe not the best idea...

So you’ve found that special someone. Good! That’s great! When’s your date? Tonight? Isn’t tonight your Starcraft LAN party? Uh oh. Conflict. So what do you do? Bring her along? Yeah, right. That’s like bringing a Wookiee to a Klingon convention. The two just don’t mix (watch ’til the end. It’s worth it).

Well then, what’s the solution? How do you get your gaming fix while keeping the ol’ ball and chain content? Fortunately, expanding markets and cutthroat competition provide a solution.

Find out how after the break.


The Times, They are a-Changin’: The Life and Death of the Nintendo Game Boy June 2, 2009

Posted by Robert Balint in Copy+Paste Contributions, Copy+Paste Original, Editorial, Features, Nintendo.
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Editor’s note:  With Nintendo’s E3 announcements, we’ve been looking forward to the future of gaming, but sometimes it’s nice to look back to its past. This story, about the history of the most revered of handhelds, was submitted to Copy+Paste Games by contributor Robert Balint.


Countless hours of my life gone, all due to a strange desire to impersonate an Italian plumber named after Shigeru Miyamoto's onetime landlord...

I still remember begging my older brother Frankie for a crack at Super Mario Land; but try as I might he refused to hand over the meaty, gray plastic brick that is the original Game Boy.

Released in the summer of 1989, the original Game Boy was Nintendo’s first sojourn into the realm of portable gaming, following the primitive yet popular Game & Watch portables (the mascot of which is Mr. Game and Watch of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl fame).

Get the full story after the jump.