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9:45 AM on 11.24.2015

Better with Age: Classic Games Just Look Better... For Now

I’m not a big fan of the term ‘better with age’ since many things are simply not better than age. Sure, things like wine, scotch, and some cheeses are better with some age. Technology? Not so much.Ever notice that no o...   read

8:49 AM on 11.13.2015

​Thanks for Ruining my Birthday, GameStop

Getting old sucks. I’m sorry if that sounds cliché, but it’s the truth. Everyone reaches a point in their lives when they realize that having yet another birthday is not as quaint as it used to be, and that the anniversa...   read

1:29 PM on 10.26.2015

5 More Creepy Places That Should Be in Games

Last year, around this time, I posted a blog about five creepy places that would make great settings in video games. That post got front-paged, so like a savvy Hollywood producer, I went back to the well and created a sequel....   read

8:57 AM on 10.14.2015

Home Ownership Sucks… But The Game Room is Nice

Nine years ago, my girlfriend and I were renting a small apartment in the upper west side of Manhattan. It was a fourth floor walk up, had one bedroom, a minuscule bathroom, a laughably small kitchen, and barely enough livin...   read

1:00 PM on 10.01.2015

If You Need to Ask, Then You Can’t Afford It

When I was a young boy, around the age of 9 or 10, I used to dream of one day being rich and powerful. I wasn’t just going to be your run-of-the-mill wealthy mind you, but obscenely, filthy, Bond villain-esque, Middle Easte...   read

9:13 AM on 09.03.2015

What Game Maker Would You Go on Vacation With?

Summer is winding down. Soon, we will be heading back to school, half-day Friday’s at the office will be ending, and there will be a nip in the air as autumn approaches.  Of course, if you live in the southern hemi...   read

1:47 PM on 08.17.2015

You can cut the tension with a knife...

Come on. You know you want to.   read

2:07 PM on 08.04.2015

World of "Bat" Tanks

The late great comedian Rodney Dangerfield once said "I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out." I can relate. I once bought a game about Batman, and I was completely ready to play a game about being Bat...   read

12:20 PM on 07.14.2015

Amazon Thinks I Have a Gaming Addiction

I do a lot of horrible gaming related things for your personal amusement. I mostly play horrible celebrity branded mobile phone games, but this time around, I decided to read a book about gaming addiction. This was not what I...   read

9:45 AM on 06.29.2015

Why do we still care about Backwards Compatibility?

E3 2015 has come and gone. The big corporations had their pressers, the unwashed masses got to try out the latest wares, and the Los Angeles area is free of game industry marketing reps and journalists, to concentrate on more...   read

1:30 PM on 06.02.2015

Sony Makes Money While You Sleep...

They are also probably eating your lunch out of the office fridge, got your girlfriend pregnant, and your mom secretly likes them better than you. They are like a malevolent clown doll that watches you while you sleep. O...   read

9:57 AM on 05.19.2015

Sometimes I Hate Being Right

Know what I hate? That smug look someone gives you when they say, “I told you so.” I should be allowed to slap that look right off someone’s face after saying, “I told you so…” and fe...   read

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