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Feature: The Best Upcoming Video Game Swag: Fall 2011

Video game swag is one of our favorite things. It’s not enough for you to purchase the biggest AAA titles and see them through to completion? Need a little more? Something tangible? You’re not alone. You’ve gotta show your love somehow, preferably through throwing money at the manufacturers handling the distribution of the games’ almighty swag. Whether it’s a trinket such as a keychain you lose between your sofa cushions or a limited edition statue, there are plenty of options out there to nerd out.

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Feature: Who’s On Your Video Game Zombie Killing Squad?

Dead Island weaves a bloody tale full of severed limbs, bikini babes, and slaughtered beachgoers. After the beautiful island of Banoi was suddenly stricken with a severe case of the zombies, a ragtag bunch of survivors stood together and fought back all in an effort to fight another day. The motley crew of rebels was anything but prepared to take on the snarling, rabid monsters, but I’ve had time to prepare for a zombie apocalypse.

I’m ready. I’ve chosen some of the best candidates I could think of to bring along with me on my own personal crusade against the undead. Here are my choices, but of course that begs the question: who’s your zombie-killing squad?

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Feature: Dreaming of Catherine

I’m in a monogamous relationship, but marriage just isn’t high on my priority list. That doesn’t mean I’m not in love, and it certainly doesn’t mean I’m some kind of non-committal flake looking for a good time. What it does mean is that I do not think that a legal union makes sense at this stage in my life. The two of us are in our early twenties, just beginning to live our lives the way we want. I’m not even able to completely understand myself, let alone him. And I staunchly believe that marriage is not a magic cure-all. I’m not going to love my boyfriend any more than I currently do simply because a little piece of paper has our names on it. “Holy” matrimony? Religion plays virtually no role in my grand scheme, and neither does the government or the “benefits” of marriage. But that’s just me. Whether right or not, I don’t think I need a state-sanctioned symbol of the bond I share with the man I love.

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