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

Gaming Lifestyle: Being Responsible for Real Life Legendary Weapons

Between all the RPG games I’ve sunk time into, I’ve had my hands full when it comes to loot hunting. Despite putting a combined 200+ hours into those games, I’ve found very few “Legendary” grade items that I’ve truly been impressed with. While my inventories are filled to the brim with useful magical, rare and… Continue reading

Gaming Lifestyle: The Plight of a Cat Owning Gamer

Like many of my fellow gaming fanatics, I am a cat owner. I wasn’t always a cat owner, but my experience with dogs during my younger years made me realize that I’m not quite ready for the responsibility that owning a canine entails. Cats are inherently independent and rarely require much outside of a clean… Continue reading

Gaming Lifestyle: Full-time Family Man, Part-time Vault Hunter

A challenge I’ve always struggled with since graduating college was juggling video games, career, and wife. In 2006, I added a child to the mix. As if my game time was hurting enough I added another child in 2009. On any given day I work 9 hours, eat dinner with my family, spend time with… Continue reading

Gaming Lifestyle: Do We Buy Too Many Games? – The Cursed Checkpoint #124

Justin and Ethan have noticed that their game purchasing habits have gotten a little out of control. Heading into a heavy release season they thought it would be best to talk it out before they get in over their head again. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews… Continue reading

Gaming Lifestyle: You’re a Gamer? – The Cursed Checkpoint #122

As far as video games have come, gamers still find themselves on the defensive about their hobby. Brandon, Justin, and Cole discuss how they explain gaming to non-gamers and discover truths and opinions about why they are asked those questions. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a… Continue reading

Just Ask: The Season for a 3DS Upgrade

Question: My 5 year-old son and I enjoy spending time together playing his DS. He really enjoys the classic Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. I also really enjoy that there are a lot of used games for the DS to choose from. We are not ready for the family to… Continue reading