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“Monogamey”: An Experiment in Experience

It can be hard to find time for everything. Right now I’m working a steady job, with slightly more hours going hand-in-hand with a recent promotion. The net result is more money to spend on leisure items (like games, among other things) and...

 
 
 

What do YOU folks want to read?

Hey 'toid! I've been perusing the blogs of late, gleaning the arguments and memes, hearing the lament for a current dearth of content. Not that I think I can solve the problem single-handedly (of course not), but I'd like to get back on th...

 
 
 

Super Mario Kart Album [Shortblog]

I don't usually like to post shortblogs like this but I haven't seen Dale or someone post it on the frontpage yet and the world needs to know - the OneUps' new album, aptly titled Super Mario Kart Album is out now. http://theoneups.bandcam...

 
 
 
 

Behind the Times: Tomb Raider

Since moving from the boonies to the relatively sparkling metropolis of Chicago, I have discovered at least one of the enormous benefits of big city life: retro gaming stores. I was riding the Clark bus one day not long after moving here an...

 
 
 

Behind the Times: Half-Life 2

A little explanation: this past summer I moved halfway across the country and spent two and a half months wallowing in unemployment and a frustrating job hunt. The result? Much more time to sit around and play games than life had previously...

 
 
 

A Possible Key to Gears of War 3

[Minor, minor, not even plot-related maybe-spoilers about Gears 1 and 2. Really, don't worry about it.] Co-operative campaign modes in games are not a new innovation of this generation. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about their histor...

 
 
 

Controllers vs. Instinct: From NES to Wii

I was four years old, maybe five, when my family purchased an NES. This was the Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt bundle, but of course everyone went straight for the Mushroom Kingdom immediately (did anyone ever play Duck Hunt straight away out ...

 
 

About Prince Wendellone of us since 7:39 PM on 08.13.2009

23 years old, Chicago

I was a Nintendo purist while growing up, but fortunately I wised up eventually. Now I have a 360 in addition to a lot of older-generation consoles and games, but hopefully a Wii and PS3 will be in the cards as soon as finances allow.

Update: Finances allow! Wii Get! Badow.

Trying to reconcile adult responsibilities with diehard gaming is a challenge, but it's a day to day process.