Talking about games

  • Rock of an Age

    Rock of an Age

    In the brief, halcyon days of peripheral based video games, one franchise shaped an entire generation’s musical tastes and knowledge. Sorry, I’m not talking about DDR.

  • Back to School

    Back to School

    If you could go back and do high school over again, with your adult brain and all your precious adult knowledge and experiences intact, would you do it? Games let us do just this, at least for a little while.

  • Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines – RAICES Charity Stream

    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines – RAICES Charity Stream

    I’ll be streaming Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines with my pal Zack today at 4:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM PDT)! We’re raising money for RAICES, the Refugee and Information Center for Education and Legal Services. They’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that “promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and […]

  • I’m Playing Final Fantasy XIV – Part Two

    I’m Playing Final Fantasy XIV – Part Two

    A Realm Reborn is finished, but instead I muse on old game communities.

  • I’m Playing Final Fantasy XIV – Part One

    I’m Playing Final Fantasy XIV – Part One

    In which we create a character, learn what a tank is, and get very intimate with a troll.

  • I’m Playing Final Fantasy XIV – Preamble

    I’m Playing Final Fantasy XIV – Preamble

    I’m playing Final Fantasy XIV for the first time, which is to say I’m playing an MMO for the first time. Which is to say I use this opportunity to ramble about Halo: Combat Evolved for a bit.

  • Game Design Meetup Recap – Lycanthropy

    Game Design Meetup Recap – Lycanthropy

    Your friend is bitten by a werewolf and you better help them find a cure before your playtest group breaks your game by finding infinite cure token loopholes after burying and then resurrecting occult leaders over and over again.

  • Back into Morrowind

    Back into Morrowind

    First by carriage and now by boat. To the east. To Morrowind.

  • Ocarina of Time III/Majora’s Mask

    Ocarina of Time III/Majora’s Mask

    I did it. After about three weeks of solid play, I’ve completed my first ever 3D Zelda game. It only took me damn near 25 years to do it. I won’t linger on it, because what else can be said about Ocarina of Time that hasn’t been discussed to death. But out of everything the game offered, […]

  • Ocarina of Time II

    Ocarina of Time II

    After two weeks with Ocarina of Time, I can’t stop thinking about it. How? How could I have made it this far in my gaming career without playing this game? Mostly, I’m having a blast seeing how the game transforms the all-star formula of A Link to the Past into 3D. For all intents and purposes, this is […]