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From Retro Gamer to Table Top Designer - A Journey

  Some of you may remember the costumes that I have made over the years thanks to this community, but this is the first year I am not doing costumes. I know it is sad, but my family and I have been hard at work on another project...

 
 
 
 

Dr. Lights Halloween Boys: Mega Man and Proto Man

Hello everyone, its been awhile again. Family life doesn’t leave itself much free time, but I managed to get my whole family helping with this years costumes. This year after talking it over with my sons we decided to continue with ...

 
 
 

NVGR: My Christmas Project... That's no moon!

Been away awhile again... Christmas breaks will do that. During this break I made something I wanted to share with the Destructoid Community, my new Christmas tree topper. I have been collecting star wars ornaments for my tree since about...

 
 
 

BabaGeek Family Friendly Gaming Setup

This may not look like much, but under the hood is another story, and that is exactly how I want it to be. If you have read any of my other articles you know I am a happily married father of two boys. The need for a nice family room tha...

 
 
 
 

Gearing up for Halloween with the Kids... Again.

It has been a long while since I have been around these parts, but I am in need of motivation. For those that are new around here, or don't remember... I did a custom set of costumes last year. I have the idea for the costume this year, b...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Teetering on the brink of Collapse

Come one come all to our fun night of Wii games and Skype mayhem. Looks to be a decent crowd so far... please add your info in the comments below as the Wii is a steamy pile when it comes to online play. Mario Kart: Mine Kart Kode: 3738...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Wii're Baaaack

That is right, after a long hiatus, we have returned! Since we will have some visitors from across the pond, it will be a Kart and Bomberman event (mostly Kart). And like I have said before, our FNF's are more about the gathering and le...

 
 
 

BabaGeek: Mikey is Awesome

A little while ago, and now I can't remember where I read it (probably facebook), it sounded like Mikey needed some funds. This sparked a thought in my head... I really wanted a custom piece done by him for me and the kids. My idea was t...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: FingerBangTastik, the Good Years.

At the First ever show of FingerBangTastik much more than games and friendly banter transpired. It was a night of angry meltdowns and drunken words... and of course... Titties. If you missed the show, hold onto your hats, because live a...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Introducing... FingerBangTastik

Left to Right: Banj as Banjina, Groebo as Deep Throat, Digtastik as Diq-a-Stick, Serpentish as Slurp, Craineum as Cranus Ok, we will be starting with Kart at 10pm, Bomberman after that, then maybe some MOH. Also ryu89 will be hosting Br...

 
 
 

10 Things That Can Kill EGM

I do not venture out here enough... these top 10 lists are truly amazing, so now I will add my own. 1. Life Changing Places I have an Awesome wife, and has opened my eyes to so many wonderful things. She happens to be from Nepal. So for...

 
 
 

BabaGeek: More Lullabys with 100% more video's

A while ago I posted a cblog about me creating lullabies for my kids. This time I got a new one about Mega Man that is much longer, and I got video's of me singing. They are horrible and terribly embarrassing, so have fun making fun ;) D...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Lazy

I'm Lazy so you get no image. Ok, we will be starting with Bomberman at 10pm, Kart after that, then maybe some MOH. Also ryu89 will be hosting Brawl again... see information below for that. Destructoid FNF Facebook Group got a little mo...

 
 
 

Shortblog: Retroforce Go! Bittorrent HELP!!!

Ok, so I just made the front page recap, now I have 6 or 7 people trying to download on my very limited pipe... since ALL MY SEEDERS HAVE LEFT ME!!! WTF people?!? Seriously, these hungry Retroforce Go! listeners are being starved becaus...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Longing For Better Times

Starting with MOH again, that way people can join whenever and we don't have to wait around. Again will move to Bomberman Blast or Mario Kart after that. I started up a Destructoid FNF Facebook Group since we don't have the forums, and ...

 
 
 

Shortblog: Retroforce Go! Bittorrent

I posted this in the forums... right before they died. Then I was waiting for the Retroforce Go! crew to put this somewhere, but Chad just said to go ahead and do a cblog... so here it is. RetroforceGO! - Destructoid's Retro Gaming Podc...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: I Have A Dream

I have a dream that one day, the Wii will get as much love as all the other consoles. I have a dream that there will be a pile of online games to play. I have a dream that people will be knocking down my mailbox to get into our FNF... ...

 
 
 

BabaGeek: Growing Gamer Gifts

When I was growing up I got a lot of hand me down toys, cloths, and crap. Every once in awhile I would get some real gems (usually after asking for them), but they were few and far between. My sons will not have to suffer this fate. Wh...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Aaannd We're Back

And the fans are patiently waiting for the racing to begin, which will be sometime around 10pm. If you want to be able to tell the person your hitting in the back with a red shell to eat it, join us on Skype: kevin.craine. We also have ...

 
 
 

BabaGeek: Major Award Recipient and EGM Killer

Yesterday was an exciting day, not only did I find out that I can take down a mighty magazine like EGM with a single appearance, but on my arrival home I had received my "Major Award" for my sons Mega Man costume. After I created the cos...

 
 
 

BabaGeek: Mega Man Meets Santa

Fresh off a nice holiday with my family. What better way to get back into the d'toid life than with another video of me exploiting my son in his Halloween costume. I think this is the last one with the costume for awhile, however, I have ...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Mario is Dead

Ok, more MOH this week... we might touch on Mario Kart or Bomberman... but MOH is Awesome, you are missing out on an Awesome Wii game if you don't play this. Medal of Honor Heroes 2: Nicknames: craineum, digtastik, groebo (ie they all ma...

 
 
 

BabaGeek: In EGM, Get'um While They're Hot

* Hoping this doesn't come off as me gloating * For those of you who are interested... and don't listen to Retroforce Go, and Don't go into the forums, and have read my blogs about this years Halloween Costumes that I made... this blog is...

 
 
 

The Aging Gamer to BabaGeek

Its been some time since I last wrote a blog. Been busy playing games and enjoying the family around the holidays. This entry will not be about very much, but its just a quick announcement/explination, with many more articles to follow...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Now with more MOH

This week we are going to try and get some more MOH going... If you haven't played it, you should... it really shows what the Wii controls can do for an FPS. It has some other benefits, like using EA Nation instead of WFC. Also 32 play...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: The Revival

We are receiving some love this week (and by love, I mean full on rape), and we are starting to get some love from the DToid community as well... There is still life left in the Wii's clumsy online shell. This is who we have so far: Cra...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: Post Thanksgiving Lazies

To lazy to do pics... just want to get this out in case anyone wants to join. Going to try this again... last week WFC let me down even more :( A few of us couldn't join in any Kart races, and we couldn't get into bomberman games until l...

 
 
 

Wii FNF: More Selections

The above video has nothing to do with anything, but it is Awesome all the same... This week we have a couple of people that have Medal of Honor Heroes 2. We already tested it out... and the Wii has officially spoiled me for FPS's on co...

 
 

About craineumone of us since 8:42 AM on 05.28.2008


Name: Kevin
Age: 41
Location: New Hampshire
Kids: 2 (boys)
Wife: 1

I do things with costumes

While I have some favorite games:
Dragon Warrior
The Legend of Zelda
Final Fantasy
Kid Icarus
Civilization
Warcraft II
Carmageddon
Soul Caliber
Animal Crossing
Mario Kart

My passion is more table top now:
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Dune
Hanabi
Glass Road

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