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

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

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

Xbox Live Games with Gold March 2016 offers Borderlands Free

Xbox Games with Gold digs into the past this month with two Xbox One games from 2014 including Crimes & Punishments and Lords of the Fallen.  As we spring into March however most people will probably see the biggest value in grabbing Borderlands for Xbox 360 which of course now is Backward Compatible on Xbox … Read more Xbox Live Games with Gold March 2016 offers Borderlands Free

Xbox One February Update Focuses on Quality of Life Improvements

With the latest updates Microsoft continues to improve the Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10.  This update includes some nice quality of life and social improvements.  One of the features I’m most excited about is the ability to hide betas, trials, games, and apps.  This will be the first feature I check out … Read more Xbox One February Update Focuses on Quality of Life Improvements

Xbox Live Games With Gold February 2016 Offers Gears of War 2 Free

It’s almost mid month February but you can still get the latest FREE Xbox Games with Gold on Xbox Live. Each month Xbox Games with Gold offers 4 FREE games!  If you’re worried about filling up your precious hard drive space just remember that you can download them and activate them on your account, then … Read more Xbox Live Games With Gold February 2016 Offers Gears of War 2 Free

Super Mario Maker: Shipwrecked!

Super Mario Maker has been quite a surprise game thus far.  We have been playing the Mario side scrolling games since Super Mario Bros was released in 1985!  It’s crazy that it has taken this long for this game to be made.  Although hackers have been doing this for a long time, everyone can now … Read more Super Mario Maker: Shipwrecked!