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John Sciacca Writes...

Features, Reviews and a Blog by John Sciacca

Random Thoughts (Blog)

Random Thoughts (Blog)

Nintendo 3DS: Loves your children blind

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 3:13 PM Comments comments (2)

Remember several months ago when I told you that 3D hated babies, old people and drunks? And how Samsung said cautioned warned was likely prodded at the urging of their entire legal department to issue the decree that “Viewing TV using the 3D function” could cause little...

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Miss-CES-ing Vegas

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

When I woke up yesterday morning, I looked at my watch and then said to Dana, “You know, this is the day that I would normally be flying to Vegas for CES.” That’s all. No weeping, no histrionics, just, you know, acknowledging the fact that this was the particular Tuesday that I would normally be flying into the great, big, neon-lighted, Vegas-ey west. But instead of boarding a plane, all full of Gold status swagger and my-kinda-town Flogging Molly, yesterday I...

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Truth: Why no bad reviews?

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)

You likely don't get to interact with magazine reviewers on a daily basis. You might read an article, think, "Hmm, I'd sure like to ask so-and-so what he meant by this," then turn the page, stare off into space, drain your glass of [insert appropriate/favorite smooth oaky, smokey, single barreled beverage here] and likely forget whatever your thought was as you move on to the next story. Turning the page, erasing your Memento-level memory of whatever it was you were thinki...

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Getting 2011 off to a good start

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM Comments comments (2)

Despite what young, idealistic, long-haired, non-sunglasses wearing, “Walk away, walk away, walk away, walk away” he will follow, 80’s Bono would have you believe, sometimes *everything* changes on New Year’s Day.


Last week I was nursing a head still slightly bruised and weary

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