Gaming Connoisseur: When Death in Games Mattered

Remember when you actually cared about trying to stay alive in a video game? You were given a certain amount of lives to complete your task. While there were ways to gain an extra life, there was somewhat of a challenge involved with doing so. Today’s games lack the same challenges of the old days…. Continue reading

Gaming Connoisseur: Gaming Marathons Part 1: Preparation

What I consider a gaming marathon today was actually just called gaming back when I was a young lad (what I call responsibility today was also vastly different as cleaning my room is one of many things I have to do now, oh childhood, how I squandered you). Today’s adult gamer just doesn’t have the… Continue reading

Gaming Connoisseur: Tired of Being a Human? Be a Monster!

Being a monster is a loophole in my “always the good guy” gameplay routine. Monsters HAVE to destroy cities and eat humans (even babies, sorry, from their vantage point they can’t tell the size difference) as it’s part of the natural order. Without monsters, humans would go unchecked and overpopulate the Earth, causing environmental catastrophes that… Continue reading

Gaming Connoisseur: Sampling of Real Time Strategy

After hours upon hours of unloading lead into the brains of bad guys with only an itchy trigger finger as a companion, the gamer brain begins to feel a bit neglected. The true gaming connoisseur knows that part of being pretentious and cultured in gaming is the ability to utilize all key functions of one’s… Continue reading

Gaming Connoisseur: Location, Location, Location

Games have always given players the ability to travel to distant, imaginary lands to take part in activities uncommon to a normal person’s day to day routine. As realism has increased in gaming, so have the locations, to a point where we now have the ability to fight alien invaders or giant insects in locations… Continue reading