Becoming the Dungeon Master

Many eons ago a group of us friends became mildly interested in trying Dungeons and Dragons.  A 3rd version of the basic set was purchased along with a Monster Manual.  No one really read the rules, there was no Dungeon Master, we created dungeons on graph paper.  The game we played vaguely resembled the game … Read more Becoming the Dungeon Master

Video Game Photography: Taking Photos in a Virtual World

As a budding amateur photographer I have always wanted to take great photographs.  Turns out some of my best photographs so far have been taken with a virtual lens.  Video game photography has become easier than ever with new tools on both PC’s and home consoles finally making it worth stopping to enjoy the beauty … Read more Video Game Photography: Taking Photos in a Virtual World

Comic Books and my 40 Year History of Reading Superheroes and Funny Pages

I have been reading comic books since as long as I can remember.  In those early years the comic books I read were varied.  Reading comic books as a kid it was more about what was available as opposed to reading certain comic books month after month.  Back then I didn’t much know what I … Read more Comic Books and my 40 Year History of Reading Superheroes and Funny Pages

How I Learned to Stop Being a Collector and to Start Enjoying my Collection

I’m a collector, a visit to my toy room is all it takes to see that.  I’m a collector of toys, movies, books and comic books, games and video games.  As a collector though I often lose out on much of the enjoyment of the exact things I’m collecting.  As a child I played with … Read more How I Learned to Stop Being a Collector and to Start Enjoying my Collection

Emulation, Launchbox and Preserving Video Game History

Launchbox

I was first introduced to emulation when I received a disc for my Dreamcast from a friend that contained a complete collection of NES games. Later I would discover the joys of MAME and playing classic arcade games and eventually venture into console emulators.  In 2014 I assembled an arcade cabinet in order to really relive those arcade … Read more Emulation, Launchbox and Preserving Video Game History

The 12 Completions in 12 Months Video Game Challenge

12 Games in 12 Months

It’s a brand new year and rather than set some tired old “exercise more, eat better” resolution I’m setting a video game challenge.  Much like a lot of gamers I have a tendency to purchase games and then purchase other games before getting to the end of the previous ones.  I have an enormous Steam library … Read more The 12 Completions in 12 Months Video Game Challenge

Discovering the Magic of Tabletop Games

Discover the Magic of Tabletop Games

My Introduction to Tabletop Games A few years ago a couple friends invited me over to play a tabletop game called Settlers of Catan.  At a time when most game invites meant Texas Hold ’em the idea of playing a board game was very different.  The game had a pretty easy instruction set, but was … Read more Discovering the Magic of Tabletop Games

Building the Perfect PC (With Someone Else’s Money)

The Perfect PC

This past year I was asked to build the Perfect PC for a someone who would be working with Adobe Premiere, I had two instructions, it had to be fast and cost wasn’t an issue. The parts list ended up consisting of the following:  Cooler Master HAF X – High Air Flow ATX Full Tower Case; CORSAIR RMx RM850X 850W Power … Read more Building the Perfect PC (With Someone Else’s Money)

Xbox Live Games with Gold May 2016 offers Grids of Disappointment

Games with Gold May 2016

After the April Games with Gold lineup it wasn’t going to be easy for May to top it, sadly it doesn’t even attempt it.  April gave us a great Xbox One game and an awesome Xbox 360 game and this month we get a whole lot of games with a number 2 on them and … Read more Xbox Live Games with Gold May 2016 offers Grids of Disappointment

Xbox Live Games with Gold April 2016 offers Sunset Overdrive Free

I’ll admit that I wasn’t that thrilled with the Xbox Live March Games with Gold lineup.  The highlight of March was pretty much Borderlands.  I was at least hoping that Borderlands 2 would have then also made it to Backwards Compatibility but that has not surfaced yet.  April is another story with a pretty good … Read more Xbox Live Games with Gold April 2016 offers Sunset Overdrive Free