I Confess: Half-Life 2

Two of my favorite phrases that I have overused over the years when looking back on Half-Life 2 are, “Boy, that Ravenholm sure was creepy wasn’t it?” and, “How about those Striders? Man.” Those prompts got me through a lot of conversations about the game because anyone I was around just took over after that… Continue reading

I Confess: No Nintendo Gaming Roots

Alright, I’ll come out and say it before I start rattling off excuses and justifications: all of those classic Nintendo and Super Nintendo games that we talk about as genre-starters or so-good-they’re-still-fun-to-play? With the exception of Contra (which I beat on XBLA), Bionic Commando (which I beat in my first all-nighter), and Super Mario World… Continue reading

I Confess: Metroid

If we had all the time in the world to play video games, there would be no game left un-played. With all of life’s distractions, it is a miracle we can finish any game. Everyone has those games that they never got around to, and over time the regret and embarassment starts to add up…. Continue reading