One Answer: Zelda on Netflix Will Be Awesome?

Nintendo and Netflix are working together to develop a live-action series for The Legend of Zelda franchise. Hoo-boy, people had opinions on this. I, myself, shot the whole thing down from the get go. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, this project could be shut down at any moment but maybe, just maybe, it survives and… Continue reading

Gaming Lifestyle: Losing It All (Digitally)

I was 15 and deep in the throes of my EverQuest addiction… I was participating in my very first raid on the Plane of Hate, a high level dungeon that was insanely hard at the time and required 30+ people. The raid went sour as they often do; poor leadership, excessive greenhorns (like myself), and… Continue reading

One Answer: Why Should Video Games Be Thankful For You?

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the States, but worldwide everyone has plenty to be thankful for (I have the Facebook feed to prove it). But we haven’t heard from you, video games! Thank us now or we’ll force uncomfortable conversations on you about our political beliefs and our extended families non-life threatening medical issues. Here are… Continue reading

An Argument For Why You Should Own Seven Move Controllers

Here’s a sentence I never thought I would be able to say: I own seven PlayStation Move controllers. Before you assume I’m a controller-collecting madman with cash to burn, here’s a bit of perspective: I don’t even own a second PlayStation 4 controller. Hell, I never even owned a second PS3 controller. Yet, somehow, I… Continue reading

An Old Man’s Game

I am getting old. The grey hair is beginning to creep in. Quiet nights at home are preferable to drunkenly running around town. I don’t understand the appeal of teen-centric programming on MTV. I barely know how to use Facebook. And I think I’m getting worse at video games. I never thought this would happen… Continue reading

I’ll Trade You Cherry Garcia for Dead Space

Someone mentions lobsters, you know they’re talking about Maine. Someone mentions the death penalty, they’re talking about Texas. Someone mentions some dude eating someone else’s face off, Florida. Get the idea? Now, quick: a publicly elected law enforcement official spends tax dollars to give kids ice cream in return for turning in their ‘violent’ video games…. Continue reading

Why We Write

Dear Readers, We took the summer off. It wasn’t expected, but it was probably needed. We were all pretty quiet over the summer, not having a lot of conversations and having our own very eventful lives to deal with. But we decided to come back. Why? We don’t get paid; we all have full-time jobs…. Continue reading

Level 2. Ready? Start!

The movie Alien, in addition to employing classic Gothic horror tropes for its terror, used men’s fear of pregnancy as one of the primary disturbing motifs that have made the movie a classic in the horror genre (the only thing sci-fi about that movie is that it’s an ‘alien’… although, so is an infant). Just… Continue reading

Professor, Queens Counsel, Gamer: An Interview with Jon Festinger

Pick 10 of my work-days randomly. Somewhere between 8 and 9 of them will find me enjoying my job, or at the very least, not minding it. That means that without introducing in-desk beer dispensers or post-lunch naps, it’d be pretty hard to make me happier at work. Unless I had Professor Jon Festinger’s job…. Continue reading

Jammed Some Games, Cured Some Cancer, No Big Deal

I’ve seen a Game Jam in the flesh, but I don’t Jam (that’s what it’s called, right?) because I lack even a rudimentary understanding of coding, so watching people create games from scratch in a collectivist twister of caffeine and e-cigarettes is borderline sorcery to me. Similarly, when my brother in law, a MD/PhD specializing… Continue reading