Console Wars

Anyone who grew up in the early 90s remembers the battle for video game dominance. Nintendo had become king of the hill after the massive success of the NES. Sega, looking to break in on their market, launched the Genesis before Nintendo’s own follow up, the SNES. The Genesis steadily took away market share by positioning itself as the cooler, […]

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Metrico

I have a PS Plus subscription. I have had it since April when I received a PS Vita for my birthday. Each month I grab the free games offered to members. Most of the time, they sit in a growing backlog that I may never get around to playing. But that it not always the case. Last week I tried […]

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OlliOlli

I am a fan of skateboarding. I skated in high school. I was not great, but I had fun. I loved watching the rise of the sport on television. I looked up to skaters like Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist and Rodney Mullen. When college rolled around and the demo for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released, I was enamored. I […]

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Wolf in White Van

Having been a fan of the Mountain Goats for years, I was excited to hear that John Darnielle was releasing a novel. I pre-ordered from Amazon, and read through Wolf in White Van during lunch breaks over the next week. The story follows Sean Phillips, the creator of a mail based strategy game called Trace Italian. Phillips invents the game […]

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