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5:59 PM on 05.26.2011

P2 Press Start: Earning the respect of my students through Smash Bros

I don't remember the Nintendo characters making Batman sound effects in this game When I graduated from college with a degree in film and television production in 2001 I faced a post-dotcom economy in the gutter, especiall...   read

1:48 AM on 04.26.2011

Forgotten Gems: North & South

This image just screams "historical accuracy." Back in the NES days I didn't have my own system so all of my gaming was done at other, luckier kids' houses. Since my friends didn't want to sit there for hours while I playe...   read

2:34 AM on 04.05.2011

Aaamaazing: Videogames Enter 3 Dimensions (in 1996)

Sorry Mario, but your Princess isn't in this castle, as per usual It's easy to forget in this day and age with the internets and the youtubes and the videogame blogs but it used to be really hard to get a sneak peak at vid...   read

8:27 PM on 04.03.2011

Thank You, Dtoid Community!

Last year the shift at my job changed so I'm working overnights which some days leaves me with lots of free time. To relieve boredom I decided to start a videogame blog and scoured the internet to find the right home. Aft...   read

11:20 PM on 03.28.2011

3DS launch impressions: "Why are you getting this then?"

The first thing I did with my new system “Why are you getting this then?” a mother asks her young son standing in line next to me on 3DS launch day. Her question was prompted after the child gave a big, “Meh…” to every ga...   read

12:23 AM on 03.03.2011

Beyond Good and Evil HD impressions: WTF is up with the camera!??!

Beyond Good and Evil is easily my favorite game of the last generation. The combination of graphics, characters, music and variety of gameplay added up to one of the most immersive video game worlds ever created. It was f...   read

9:04 PM on 01.31.2011

2010 Sucked: All The Money From My Bank Account

I've put off writing this monthly musing because I genuinely think 2010 was the best year for gaming ever. Starting off with "Mass Effect 2" in January and continuing all the way through December with the mind-blowing iPh...   read

5:58 PM on 01.19.2011

Can the Kinect save lives? Maybe some day...

Recently a University of Washington electrical engineering student hacked the Kinect to enable it to work with robotic surgery. It's pretty cool stuff. For my day job I work as a photojournalist in Seattle and I shot and ...   read

8:25 PM on 12.10.2010

2010 wrap-up: Best year for gaming ever?

Could 2010 be the best year for videogames ever? Back in June I found myself wondering that, I'd never seen a year front loaded with such amazing games. I hoped that the rest of the year would continue to deliver such stron...   read

1:20 AM on 12.02.2010

Waggle makes me a Cranky Kong

I'll never forget watching the preview for "Donkey Kong Country" on the VHS tape that came in the mail to "Nintendo Power" subscribers back in the day. The visuals were truly astonishing, it was like glimsing the future of...   read

7:48 PM on 10.21.2010

What happens in New Vegas stays in 2006

After years of hearing my friends share tales of their adventures in the Fallout universe I became increasingly jealous of their ability to immerse themselves in the game. I put a few hours into Fallout 3 but something never...   read

7:37 PM on 06.24.2010

Could 2010 be the best year for games ever?

As I near the end of Red Dead Redemption I've been thinking, could this be the best year for videogames ever? Already I've played three games that I would put in my top ten of this generation: "Mass Effect 2," "Read Dead R...   read

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