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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on February 10th, 2010

    Xbox DLC Going Away, Re-releasing PS games, & Natal is the next mouse? – Welcome to the column that continues to be stubborn about backwards compatibility until the Dreamcast starts playing Sega Genesis games known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Another week in the world of gaming. I am now officially one achievement away from a full boat on WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010. 950 points.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on February 3rd, 2010

    The Tester, Capcom in the Green, & Dante’s Inferno at The Superbowl? – Welcome to the column that has seen hell and has the purple dinosaur marks to prove it known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Welp, as many of you know I do play the World of Warcraft. I had fiddled around with my dwarf priest here and there. This past Monday, he hit level 70.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on January 27th, 2010

    Farmville Addicts, Xbox Indie Game Sales, & Mass Effect 2 will make you swap discs? – Welcome to the column that gets freaky with the geeks and wipes up afterwards known as Dare to Play the Game.

    For a few months now, I have been playing WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010. Honestly, when I first got the game I didn’t think I was going to get anywhere close to 1000 achievement points. Then a funny thing happened. I kept with it.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on January 20th, 2010

    Beatles Rock Band Sales Figures, Video Games: the 5th Network, & Video Games survive Recession? – Welcome to the column that survived the recession and shot itself in the arm to boot known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Someday I’ll learn to keep playing the characters I have in World of Warcraft and not create new ones. For anybody who hasn’t tuned into this column (or read my facebook page), I have about half a dozen characters in WoW.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on January 13th, 2010

    Target Says No to Minigames, Kids Taught thru Video Games, & What the heck is DLC again? – Welcome to the column that is working on world domination one red-ringed Xbox at a time (if only it were that simple) known as Dare to Play the Game.

    This week, I can safely say I didn’t game all that much. I did continue to play some on the Wii and muddled around with my Xbox 360 as well.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on January 6th, 2010

    Tiger Woods Makes a Boxer into a Golfer, Sega says no to M rated Wii titles, & The Return of NBA Jam? – Welcome to the column that was a smooth operator with Tom Gugliotta on his team known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Another week with the Wii and I believe I have reached an understanding with the machine. Nintendo-made games & Virtual Console make me happy. Third party games to this point make me very sad.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on December 30th, 2009

    Xbox Live Goes Mobile, Rebuilding Atari Chips, & Warcraft gets its own Magazine? – Welcome to the column that will have a happy new year even if he has to gag & tie up several game executives to do it known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Christmas has gone by in the Kedrix household and it turned out to be a very nice holiday. For Christmas as most of you know, I gave Sarah a Wii with all the trimmings and fixings. On Christmas day, I also took the opportunity to download for her the original Super Smash Bros.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on December 23rd, 2009

    EA MMA News, Heavy Rain delayed Trophies, & EGM to be Re -launched? – Welcome to the column that made a comeback several years but nobody knew they were gone known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Still in Wii Land, population 2. See this is the problem when you get a new system that’s been around a little while; you spend a lot of time catching up. This week was indeed no different than last.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on December 16th, 2009

    Saboteur Nudity, Greenday for Rockband, & PS3 could have used Network storage? – Welcome to the column that should have probably read the fine print when it came to organ donation known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Thankfully, I received my Wii component cable on Saturday night. It hooked right up, and soon I was thrilled to death when I realized I had no sound at all.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on December 9th, 2009

    New Super Mario breaks records, Video Game Stuckness, & Eco Boxes for the Xbox 360? – Welcome to the column that is about to act a fool, up in here (up in here) known as Dare to Play the Game.

    There comes a time in a man’s life when he’s forced to make difficult decisions. Decisions that he never thought he would make. After years of bashing a product, he was led to make a decision by the most important denominator of all. His bride to be.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on December 2nd, 2009

    Nintendo selling a ton of Wiis, Rockband tops 1,000 & 3D Gaming will be wave of the future? – Welcome to the column that promises to push technology that will be around a hundred years from now like the ballpoint pen & Ding Dongs known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Thanksgiving has come and gone along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I geared up a little differently this year for Black Friday by sitting in front of my computer and watching Amazon. After the dust cleared, I think my wallet was probably gasping for air a bit.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on November 25th, 2009

    Xbox Bannings, Judge takes off of work for Modern Warfare & More Mr. T commercials? – Welcome to the column that always claims at least one drumstick for themselves and then tries to blame it on the seven year old when it disappears known as Dare to Play the Game.

    It’s the day before Thanksgiving. Truth be told, I am sitting here in my easy chair at home trying to bust this one out. I only worked a couple of days this week because there was very few people in the office and there wasn’t much to do outside of organization.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on November 18th, 2009

    Wii Third Party Game Madness, Left For Dead 2 Released & Night Elf Mohawks in Warcraft? – Welcome to the column that pities the fool who actually tries to wear 10 pounds of gold chain and isn’t named Mr. T known as Dare to Play the Game.

    This week I started the review for Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the Xbox 360. Actually by the time you read this column, you will probably notice the review right above it.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on November 11th, 2009

    Mature Content in Games, Bad Band Hero Track Edits & Rock Band 3 will teach you to play the Guitar? – Welcome to the column that won’t teach you how to be a video game columnist and instead just act like one known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Well, I finally finished the review for WWE Smackdown vs Raw on the Xbox 360. I put a good 2 ½ weeks into playing it and wrote up a very lengthy & detailed column if you want to go read it.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on November 4th, 2009

    Nintendo ponders the Kindle for DS, Japanese Gamers lack of Curiosity, & Industry Confessions? – Welcome to the column that contacted Montel Williams for an appearance but was pushed off because we were less exciting than an agoraphobic cat lady who isn’t sure who the Siamese’s baby daddy is (and doing the segment from her house) known as Dare to Play the Game.

    So, it’s just another week in paradise eh? Except I live in Texas and most people seem to have the disposition of angry red fire ants. And they can’t drive.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on October 28th, 2009

    Atlus stops Undersupplying, Japanese PS3 Sales Up, & Should Game Developers be on Facebook? – Welcome to the column that doesn’t understand why 29 different Wii games need to be released in a week when the only one you need is Press Your Luck known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Remember that pain in my side that was something between a strain or possibly worse stemming from my bronchitis? Well it seems to be healing up nice.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on October 21st, 2009

    Gaming Joint Pain, The Dawg sues EA & PS3 at the top of sales? – Welcome to the column who guesses Hell did freeze over and it had nothing to do with the Eagles reuniting known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Finally, this case of bronchitis has left my body. At least that is what the doctor told me when I went on Friday. By Monday, low and behold it was gone. Only one problem. It left me with a pulled muscle.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on October 14th, 2009

    Expected Sales for New Super Mario, Lego Rock Band Setlist & Road Rash HD may not see light of day? – Welcome to the column whose mind is a swirling miasma of scintillating thoughts and turgid ideas known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Still recovering from my cold, flu or whatever it is that has infected my holy temple of a body. I believe I am in the last stages of that sickness as I hardly cough during the day and my only problem is the night.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on October 7th, 2009

    Natal & Fable, Venezuela bans violet games & People receiving Guitar Hero: Van Halen early? – Welcome to the column that says hello to its little friend once a winter before going into hibernation known as Dare to Play the Game.

    So, I’m back…hopefully somebody out there missed me. I spent a week in Ohio, and since I’ve been back; I’ve spent one week recovering from the cold (or whatever this sucker is) I caught while I was up there.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on September 23rd, 2009

    Rhythm Game Saturation, Arkham Asylum goes Platinum & Best Buy looking to buy Gamestop? – Welcome to the column that puts its pants on one bad news story at a time known as Dare to Play the Game.

    This week, I can safely say I might be done with two games for the time being. My hands have been firmly removed from the Peggle bottle and the only thing I did in World of Warcraft was make a bank toon on my second account for the sole purpose of transferring gold.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on September 16th, 2009

    Playing Games from the Backside, Tecmo editing their Wiki & Used Game sales driving New Ones? – Welcome to the column that tried to edit its own Wiki page before they realized they weren’t important enough to have one known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Another week, another column. This past week, I was happy to get in some normal gaming that didn’t involve me huddled on an airplane staring at a tiny screen and making my character turn every which way but loose.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on September 9th, 2009

    Nigerian Government upset over the PS3, A New Bonk & Kicking your WoW Habit for 14k? – Welcome to the column that wants to know who to contact to get rid of this Peggle addicition known as Dare to Play the Game.

    This last week has been a rollercoaster of sorts. I made the journey from Texas to Tennessee to help my folks move. They are in that retirement age bracket and plan to only work a couple of more years.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on September 2nd, 2009

    Addictive EA Sports Games, 250GB Xbox 360 & Sexual Achievements? – Welcome to the column that played a game for over 200 hours and then was told he couldn’t visit the petting zoo anymore known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Kinda like last week, my gaming time was spent with two titles: Peggle and Shadow Complex. I’m about halfway through the Adventure mode again and I still feel confident about 20 million points. I’ve also taken the time to earn some of the Xbox Live achievements and actually beat some fellow players.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on August 26th, 2009

    Fable II Hate Mail, Guitar Hero 5 DLC Issues & Boycotting Shadow Complex? – Welcome to the column that was asked to discuss their morals and rejected that proposal based on the fact they didn’t have any known as Dare to Play the Game.

    The term is Peggle fiend. That’s what I feel like from last week. I was about 1/3 through Peggle’s adventure mode when we talked last.
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    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on August 19th, 2009

    Earthworm Jim coming, No HD Cables with the Elite & Update for Madden already? – Welcome to the column that was warned about the deadly thing called Peggle but didn’t exactly heed the words known as Dare to Play the Game.

    So, I actually bought a couple of games this week. Both of them for the Xbox 360. I first bought a collection of XBLA games, better known as PopCap Volume 2 which contains Heavy Weapon, Feeding Frenzy 2 and Peggle. I should have known better.
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