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Space invaders for the Atari 2600: My first video game rivalry.

Today is September 4th, 2017. This would have been my Mom’s 78th birthday. She left the earth almost 5 years ago, and as anyone who has lost a family member will understand, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about her and miss her terribly. It seems like a good occasion . . . → Read More: Space invaders for the Atari 2600: My first video game rivalry.

Horizon: Zero Dawn, a review.

Oddly enough, I ended up buying this game, quite by accident on the first weekend of its release. It’s been a while since I’ve had any real fire in my belly about an upcoming game, and, in fact, there is at least one game I picked up more than two years ago at a midnight . . . → Read More: Horizon: Zero Dawn, a review.

Fallout 4!

This was a big day for me as a gamer: Fallout 4 has officially been announced! The long wait is about to be over!

Fallout 3 was released in 2008, and Fallout: New Vegas in 2010. For five long years we’ve been waiting for more Fallout. Over the years, there had been some cruel hoaxes, . . . → Read More: Fallout 4!

Space egg on my face? Nerd rage and obscure world records...

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When I was a teenager, I was fortunate enough to live through what was inarguably one of the greatest eras in video gaming. The early 1980’s was the epoch in which the video arcade was born, as well as the very beginning of console and PC games. In the pecking order of the day, the . . . → Read More: Space egg on my face? Nerd rage and obscure world records…

Old Guy Plays Halo: Halo 3:ODST

Master Chief, of course, is an amazing guy.

He’s everything you want in an iconic lead character for an epic story.

Of course, you can’t expect one guy, no matter how amazing he actually is, to be an entire universe, all on his own.

After three Halo games focused on the Chief, Bungie studios offered . . . → Read More: Old Guy Plays Halo: Halo 3:ODST

An old guy plays Halo: Part 1...

Part 1 – Halo: Reach

Last year I turned 41. My birthday present to myself: a brand new Xbox 360.

The games that had gotten me excited about Microsoft’s console were, in no particular order, Alan Wake, Mass Effect (the first one, which was a 360 exclusive), and any future iterations of the Fallout . . . → Read More: An old guy plays Halo: Part 1…

PS3 or XBox 360? Old gamer gets a console... Or two...

It started about a year ago.

I was getting a little frustrated with the gigantic stack of electronics in my media room. I had one box for streaming content from my computer, another box for playing BluRays, another one for cable, and since the TV and BluRay player were built about 15 minutes before everything . . . → Read More: PS3 or XBox 360? Old gamer gets a console… Or two…

PS3 or XBox 360, Comparo for the older gamer, Part 1 - Right out of the box:

Build Quality and Finish

Both of my consoles are glossy black, just like almost every other electronic device you might find in a media room. Both can be stood on end or laid flat. Immediately out of the box, the PlayStation 3 feels solid. For the first several months of ownership, I had it standing . . . → Read More: PS3 or XBox 360, Comparo for the older gamer, Part 1 – Right out of the box:

PS3 or XBox 360, Comparo for the older gamer, Part 2 - Graphics:

Graphics I have a strong suspicion that a large portion of claims regarding the superiority of one console’s graphics system over the other are actually based on poor comparisons. Without embarking on a statistical analysis of the available data, I believe that a good number of these claims are of the “I played this at . . . → Read More: PS3 or XBox 360, Comparo for the older gamer, Part 2 – Graphics:

XBox Live, Playstation Network, and the point of points...

I can’t exactly explain it, but somehow Microsoft’s approach to buying things on XBox Live feels weird to me.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the on-line commerce systems used by Sony with the Playstaton Network, and Microsoft with XBox live, here is a brief introduction:

Each company provides an . . . → Read More: XBox Live, Playstation Network, and the point of points…