Interview: Danny Garfield blends up the genres in Concursion

Two of the biggest trends in gaming are retro experiences and mixing various genres. Concursion, a new game on PC and Mac, offers up a heaping helping of both. It combines numerous genres from beloved 80s classics such as Super Mario Bros., Ninja Gaiden and Gradius. These genres are changed on the fly in this more »

Comedy Quest: Tears of a Clown

I’ve listened to enough podcasts to know that comedy is a foreboding art: Difficult to learn, impossible to master, and usually involving a great deal of cocaine and depression. It takes a particular kind of person to criss-cross the nation standing in front of groups of strangers and blindly seeking their approval. Why would anyone more »

Witnessing the bewitching effect of Morrowind

I was doing what I do every night these days, watching Twitch, when I stumbled upon somebody streaming The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. As a huge fan of the game, I had no other choice but to pop in and check it out. It was kind of annoying for a minute. because the guy looked more »


I’m still playing Kim Kardashian Hollywood

I’m still playing Kim Kardashian Hollywood. Why? Well, it’s simple, really. My competitive switch got flipped. I first wrote about Kim Kardashian Hollywood a few weeks ago as a joke. It was yet another one of those silly, mobile apps and I figured a post showing off some screenshots of my lovely adventures would be more »

Tomodachi Life’s 3 most important markets

By now, you’ve all had Tomodachi Life for . Perhaps less, if you’ve only just gotten it thanks to Best Buy’s B1G1 3DS game deal. Details don’t matter, really. What does matter is that you know the three most important times of the day to check into the game so you can catch the markets. more »

I didn’t bring enough money to VGS 2014

A few days ago, I told you about the 2014 Video Game Summit. Basically, it was an opportunity to jabber excitedly about an event I couldn’t wait to attend. Well, VGS 2014 is over and I’m here to say it was both smaller and better than I expected. Also, it was more expensive. Not that more »


Growing up Sega: Dreamcast and beyond

After trading in the Saturn, we were suddenly Sega-less. There was my step-sister’s Game Gear that never had functioning batteries, but that was it. I was officially a PlayStation gamer. At least, I was for a while. A couple years later, Dad returned to his roots and got a Sega Dreamcast. I played Sonic Adventure, more »

5 Truths gamers learn after growing up

Listen, I have to tell you something – I’m old. Well, I’m 31, which most people under the age of 21 would probably consider ancient. I’m also a lifelong gamer, which as you can probably imagine, has given me some insights on the pastime. The fact is, things change as we grow and mature, and more »

Growing up Sega: Sega Saturn

Sega made one of the biggest mistakes in their history in 1995. I didn’t know it at the time, I’m not sure how many people did, but the first of many terrible decisions was made and it was the beginning of the end. For 1995 was when the came along several months ahead of schedule, more »


Growing up Sega: Sega-CD and 32X

It wasn’t all Sega, all the time when I was growing up, of course. I remember tagging along with my Dad when he visited a friend, and I saw the SNES for the first time. I spent the entire evening in his living room as my brain was melted by F-Zero. Later on, my uncle, more »


Growing up Sega: Genesis

It was a Friday night and my Dad, my step sister, step-Mom, and I took a trip to Toys R Us. The closest one at the time was a good half-hour drive, and I had no idea what was so important that we had to make this trek right now. When we got there, my more »

Growing Up Sega: The Master System

I play video games because of my father. Way back in the previous millennium, the mid 1980′s to be slightly more precise, he started getting me into gaming via his Atari 7800. This was short-lived, as he bought an NES shortly afterwards, which we played on for probably a couple years. I’m not sure when more »