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Video Games With A Graduate Student

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Groundhog Day: Final Fantasy Four-Ever

Final Fantasy games are like sex: some will be mind-blowing, some will disappoint you, and you never forget your first one. I know Iíll never forget the first time I picked up a copy of Final Fantasy IV, then II in its sim...


WIBP: Grinding in Dragon Quest & Life

If I had to pick one gaming genre that has defined me as a gamer, I would have to go with the JRPG. While Iíve loved titles that run the entire gaming gamut, from Super Mario Bros. 3 to GoldenEye, Iíve probably sunk more ...


Fred Phelps, Comic-Con, & Why I Love Nerds

On the whole, nerds tend to get a bad rap when it comes to the way they are socially perceived. At best, we can be perceived as awkward, unfashionable, and socially inept. At worst, and unfortunately more commonly, we are...


Distant Worlds in San Francisco

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of joining a number of Dtoid SF members for the Distant Worlds concert in San Francisco. Distant Worlds is a symphonic concert series that features music from throughout the Final Fanta...


WIBP: Time Travel in Chrono Trigger

Time is quite possibly the most precious commodity on the planet. It may be the one thing that everyone wants more of, especially when you have a job. (And yes, Iím totally calling grad school a job, and all of you workin...


About MuddBstrdone of us since 5:21 PM on 06.06.2008

Since I've started writing on here a bit more again, I should probably add something to this. As the banner image of my blog says, I'm a graduate student. Yes, I'm that class of people which Marge Simpson says has made a poor life choice. The fact that the wife of Homer Simpsons is saying that should tell you something about my quality of life. :P

I like writing about games, which is what you'll see me do on here when a subject sufficiently motivates me. Sadly, writing about games comes at the cost of playing games, so my blog posts are fewer and farther between than I'd like. I usually write with regard to monthly musings, retro games, games I'm currently playing, or events in the games industry that perk my interest.

When I'm not DOING SCIENCE! or playing games, I can be found training in karate (my life is a fighting game!), writing about stuff other than games, or tearing up the dance floor.

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