I Learned Something Today: Dig Dug

If it weren’t for Dig Dug, I’m pretty sure that I would have made the mistake of calling either the exterminator or the X-COM team if I discovered Pookas and Fygars in the sub-surface of my front yard. ¬†Fortunately, I had Dig Dug to teach me in the early days of gaming that the proper… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Being the most popular kid on the block doesn’t always mean you’re the best but it also doesn’t mean that you’re a terrible person either. There are plenty of good people that get caught up in their elevated status and its their actions and the company they keep that make or break their future reputation…. Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Super Mario Bros. 2

Dreams can be strange and wonderful things but so can real life. Sometimes it’s hard to know the difference especially when great things are happening. Even though a dream can be totally devoid of anything you are used to, the world seems real. The movie Inception has brought a lot of focus to dreams in… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Aliens vs Predator

It’s pretty easy to assume that outer space battles will be much like those we’re familiar with on Earth. However, outer space does what it wants and its denizens follow a strict lifestyle of not giving a (insert favorite curse word here). Perhaps out space battles aren’t your thing, but just in case here are… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Mass Effect

As soon as faster than light (FTL) travel is developed, humanity will be out exploring the great unknowns of space. Borrowing a line from the Boy Scouts, it is never to early to “Be Prepared.” When inter-galactic space travel happens I’ll be ready, thanks to the lessons I learned courtesy of Mass Effect. The Lessons… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Supreme Commander 2

While my distrust for robots has been present since I first watched Terminator, I still often fantasize about what it’d be like to command a mechanized military. While such an occupation would definitely warrant round after round of high fives, the complications related to being a robot general should never be overlooked. These are the… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Worms

I used to take conflicts lightly. I’m a pretty resourceful guy, so I always figured I could talk my way out of any situation or use my environment to my advantage if it came down to it. Little did I know just how quickly things can spiral out of my control. Luckily, I have since… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Costume Quest

It’s been over 15 years since I last followed the Halloween tradition of knocking on a barely known neighbor’s door and asking them to make a difficult life decision. So that’s 15 years of forgetting things that I spent my whole childhood learning. Thanks to Double Fine‘s timely release I can learn things I never… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Castlevania

Appearances can be deceiving, and that deception is especially potent when your survival hangs in the balance. Stay strong, stay focused, these are the lessons I learned from Castlevania. The Lessons of Castlevania Don’t turn around, they’ll come back There’s meat in the walls Hearts may not do what you expect them to Lots of… Continue reading