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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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’...
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  • Conversation Corner: Resident Evil 6

    I think it’s about time I’ve introduced myself to you. I am a long time gamer known on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network as...

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    I think it’s about time I’ve introduced myself to you. I am a long time gamer known on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network as The Gamer’s Ghost – a monicker derived from my love for gaming and all things horror. When I write my articles, I aim to drive conversation, hence my creation of...
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  • Five Notable Gaming Twists

    Directors like M. Night Shyamalan are known for their unexpected turns within their movies. The thrive on the audiences shock when the plot takes that...

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    Directors like M. Night Shyamalan are known for their unexpected turns within their movies. The thrive on the audiences shock when the plot takes that final turn, finally revealing what was hidden there beneath secrets and hints that only the keenest of minds would catch. While the cinema is seemingly the largest outlet for the...
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  • Five of Gaming’s Best Stress Relievers

    You’ve had a bad day at work and come home to find that the dog has knocked over the trash can and the washing machine...

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    You’ve had a bad day at work and come home to find that the dog has knocked over the trash can and the washing machine has been leaking all day. While the rage boils inside of you, you know well enough that releasing it unfavorably is not the way to go. Rather, you need a...
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  • Gaming’s Best Baby Names

    Statistically, the late summer and early fall months of August and September hold the highest birth rates throughout the year. Between the joy of the...

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    Statistically, the late summer and early fall months of August and September hold the highest birth rates throughout the year. Between the joy of the holiday season and having little else to do during the cold winter months, couples turn to each other for entertainment and closeness. From these nights together comes a mushy mass...
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  • Top 5 Handmade Game-Inspired Crafts

    On my journey through the world wide web, I’ve learned that just about anything is for sale. Looking for a drivable replica of the Ecto...

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    On my journey through the world wide web, I’ve learned that just about anything is for sale. Looking for a drivable replica of the Ecto I or a life sized Predator bust? No matter what it is you’re searching for, the internet will have it. So, imagine my surprise as to how surprised I was...
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  • Jurassic Park Builder

    Back in 1993, Stephen Spielberg and the crew at Industrial Light and Magic brought to life a prehistoric, man-made world conceived by Michael Crichton in...

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    Back in 1993, Stephen Spielberg and the crew at Industrial Light and Magic brought to life a prehistoric, man-made world conceived by Michael Crichton in the late 80’s. Not before long, Jurassic Park became a household name, grabbing the attention of people of all ages and warranting two sequels, a line of comic books, and...
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