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Studakris's blog

10:28 AM on 03.17.2010

A Suggestion to War Game Designers, Or Why Can't the Doughboys Get Some Love?

I'm a historian by trade, well a grad student 2 years away from becoming Dr. Studakris, to be exact. Regardless, I've always had an interest in historically based games. Age of Empires, the original Call, Civilization, etc. A...   read

5:06 PM on 03.16.2010

A Rational Response to the 4.0 FFXIII Review

First, hey, everyone's entitled to their own opinion. While I don't agree with many of Mr. Sterling's points, I respect his right to have them. But honestly, I like the game. Pretty much for the reasons he cannot stand it. ...   read

6:16 PM on 03.10.2010

A Besmirch on my Gamer Cred: I Didn’t Like “Chrono Trigger”

Because of my parent’s policy on TV in the house (which was none at all), the majority of my childhood gaming was done on portable systems. Although I loved my adventures on the black and white screen, I was keenly aware of a...   read

1:18 PM on 03.10.2010

One Day into Final Fantasy XIII (minor spoilers)

I suppose I should get this out into the open now, I bought my PS3 about a month ago with the implicit purpose of getting FFXIII. Sure, I’ve enjoyed playing Uncharted 2 and Valkayria Chronicles, but they were just the appetiz...   read

4:26 PM on 02.23.2010

In Defense of Portable Gaming and TWEWY

When I was 6 years old, my teenaged brother received one of the greatest Christmas gifts I would ever get. It was a Game Boy. By the time the next Christmas came around, I had usurped ownership of the device from him, becomin...   read

9:24 AM on 02.23.2010


So I guess I'm supposed to do a proper introduction to my blog. Well, here it goes. I'm currently a grad student getting my doctorate in American History. So yeah, that right there eats up the vast majority of my time. Addit...   read

2:15 PM on 02.06.2010

My Expertise: In-person Versus Mode

Games in which no one can beat me*: Soul Calibur 2 Smash Brothers Brawl Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Mario Kart series Halo 2 And above all: Tetris Attack *The games in which I have incredible skill...   read

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