Mark Loproto

I've been apart of the gaming community since my introduction to Metal Gear Solid in 1998. Mixing my love for gaming and the paranormal, I created the persona The Gamer's Ghost - a gamer from the afterlife with an affinity for horror. I can be found on Xbox LIVE and the Playstation Network on Uncharted 3 and Gears of War servers - and I am probably the only person left on the Ghostbusters: The Video Game servers.
  • Sony’s Patent on Temperature Controlled Move Peripheral

    Innovation: For some, it’s the complete redesign of a gaming console while others look at it as taking a gameplay mechanic and tweaking it to...

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    Innovation: For some, it’s the complete redesign of a gaming console while others look at it as taking a gameplay mechanic and tweaking it to be a more advanced version of itself. According to Sony Computer Entertainment, though, apparently the concept of innovation includes filing oddball patents that may nor may not come to fruition...
  • A Soliloquy on Survival Horror

    As I found myself picking off decaying zombies in a dim graveyard in Resident Evil 6, I couldn’t help but flash back to the early...

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    As I found myself picking off decaying zombies in a dim graveyard in Resident Evil 6, I couldn’t help but flash back to the early days of my gaming career when not everything was about boat loads of ammunition and action heavy set pieces. It was a time long before games like F.E.A.R. combined horror...
  • What Could Have Been: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

    With Resident Evil 6 currently making a quazi-permanent home in my Playstation 3, I couldn’t help but find myself reminiscing about seven months ago, when...

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    With Resident Evil 6 currently making a quazi-permanent home in my Playstation 3, I couldn’t help but find myself reminiscing about seven months ago, when my excitement for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City drowned out all of the negative chatter about it. On March 20th, as I went to Best Buy to pick up my...
  • 2012’s Top Halloween Costume Ideas

    The nights are getting longer, and that can only mean one thing: Summer is ending, fall is coming, Halloween is near. Each Halloween season, I...

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    The nights are getting longer, and that can only mean one thing: Summer is ending, fall is coming, Halloween is near. Each Halloween season, I find myself diving into realms unknown with the help of any number of survival horror titles. From Siren to Alan Wake, I immerse myself in twisted tales as I count...
  • Gaming’s Greatest Antihero

    There are few occasions where we spend the entirety of playing through ones’ story condemning them to damnation only to have our outlook of this...

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    There are few occasions where we spend the entirety of playing through ones’ story condemning them to damnation only to have our outlook of this individual turned upside down in the final act. The anti-hero is a literary character who, throughout the course of the story, takes on characteristics of both villain and hero. While...
  • My 2012 Fall Gaming Guide

    While many equate the beginning of autumn as the inevitable return to schooling, there are a select few that find themselves overwhelmed for completely different...

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    While many equate the beginning of autumn as the inevitable return to schooling, there are a select few that find themselves overwhelmed for completely different reasons. Whereas textbooks and notebooks account for the bulk of money spent for the more studios types, gamers will find themselves lighter in the wallets due to the usual slew...
  • Conversation Corner: My Most Nostalgic Games

    Growing up as a gamer, there have been plenty of titles that I have had the pleasure of playing that have been burnt into my...

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    Growing up as a gamer, there have been plenty of titles that I have had the pleasure of playing that have been burnt into my brain. Whether they were titles that I enjoyed playing with my brother well into the wee hours of the morning or games that were best played alone, they are titles...
  • Conversation Corner: What Should Change in GTA V?

    Last night, as I was plowing through the citizens of Liberty City, a thought suddenly reminded me about the impending release of Grand Theft Auto...

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    Last night, as I was plowing through the citizens of Liberty City, a thought suddenly reminded me about the impending release of Grand Theft Auto V. Details about Rockstar’s next foray into the world of violence, sex, and high speed chases may be fairly nonexistent, but that didn’t stop me from nitpicking all of the...
  • My Hour With Misery

    The other night I made a mistake. An awful mistake that, even today – almost two days later – I’m still paying for. Through my...

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    The other night I made a mistake. An awful mistake that, even today – almost two days later – I’m still paying for. Through my Gamefly account, I rented Ju-on: The Grudge. For those that don’t remember it even coming out (and chances are, you don’t), it released in October of 2009 on the Nintendo Wii. I don’t...
  • What Could Have Been: Bulletstorm

    Coming off of the critically acclaimed Gears of War and the ever popular Unreal series, there were some that thought that developers Epic Games and...

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    Coming off of the critically acclaimed Gears of War and the ever popular Unreal series, there were some that thought that developers Epic Games and its subsidiary, People Can Fly, was on the verge of finding the formula for the perfect action game. In 2010, when Game Informer made the official announcement for Epic Games’...