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How Playing DnD Rekindled my Love for Writing
There’s a lot I can say about the last year of my life but most of it would revolve around the existential dread brought on by Covid and let’s be real, there’s been enough articles about that. So instead of doing that, I want to highlight something good that came out of my lockdown experience...I started playing Dungeons and Dragons!!
Boomers Guide to Minecraft
Recently, our adult son planned a birthday celebration in the online game Minecraft and, being such cool parents, we agreed to participate. Just in case you are a Boomer who finds yourself in similar circumstances, here are some helpful tips:
How to Get a Job in Video Games
Right? I wasn’t sure it would be possible either. I didn’t know how to get a job in video games, or if it was even possible. But, here I am, a game industry veteran with a liberal arts degree and absolutely no former industry experience.
It's a Me, Mario! I'm A 31!
31 years ago today, Super Mario Brothers 3 was released in North America. Being the third installment in the series, this 2-D platformer had a lot to live up to, and it did just that splendidly. But what exactly made this game so great?
Anyone from the Nintendo NES or Sega Genesis generation knows the tried-and-true approach to restarting a game without losing your progress or those valuable lives: You either take out the game cartridge (and give it the good ol’ harmonica blow) or you press the “Reset” button. It seemed like such a clever strategy at the time—we could literally cheat death, albeit in bit-form—but I fear that such practices have not prepared me for the Real-Time Strategy (RTS) adventure that is life. There are no hidden treasure chests, no “Pause” buttons, no cheat codes or Game Genies (remember those?)—there’s not even catchy theme music! At best, we have opportunities to level up, but only after gaining a certain amount of XP (Experience Points) after what’s usually several failed attempts.
Why You Suck at Apex Legends (and How to Get Better) 2021
Do you suck at Apex legends? Do you die with in the first 30 seconds of a match? Do you wish you could be better, but don’t know how?
Confessions of an Old Gamer
As I crept closer to the crevice, I knew that a giant orc was waiting on the other side. He was much stronger than me and my puny bow, but I was hoping to get lucky with a headshot. I peeked around the corner and tried to aim without aggroing the beast when…
How I Rediscovered My Lost Joy For Video Games During The Pandemic
Joy is defined as "a great feeling of pleasure and happiness." Many things throughout your life can bring you joy. Friends, travel, sports, and exercise are just a few of the many experiences in my life that have brought me joy. There is also one particular experience that continued to be a joyous experience throughout my life. Well, that is until adulthood, and responsibilities changed everything. But would that joyful experience be gone forever? Due to an unseen predicament, I would reunite with the joy that kept my heart warm for so many years. Before I dive into what happened, let me take you back to the very beginning.
There Is Reportedly A 'Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic' In Development, But It Isn't From EA Or Bioware
When it comes to Star Wars video games, one that many fans want to see have a resurgence, whether it be in the form of a video game remake or an adaptation for film or television, is 2003's Knights of the Old Republic. Taking place nearly 4,000 years before the films, this game spawned a sequel video game, an MMORPG franchise, a comic series, and some novels. The names of some of the game's characters, especially the Sith, have become staples of Star Wars lore conversations. The game was so well received that some of those who played it express that they want to see some sort of return to it in our modern era, perhaps even a remake that would be considered canon instead of Legends. Some bits of the lore have even made their way into the animated series Star Wars Rebels and the visual dictionary for Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
After Recent Name Revival, Lucasfilm Games Announces New Star Wars And Indiana Jones Video Game Projects
Lucasfilm Games did not waste any time making some major announcements this week after revealing that all Lucasfilm game titles would fall under the Lucasfilm Games umbrella. Two untitled games were announced in the two days after, an open-world Star Wars game from Ubisoft and an Indiana Jones game from Bethesda.
Koji Kondo: One of the Most Influential Composers in Gaming
The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Mario Spinoff Series, Star Fox, and more - Koji Kondo has been involved with Nintendo since Arcade Games. I’m a Zelda/Mario fan myself, but clearly he has influenced the way gaming does music beyond those games. This is an article all about him.
The Cloud Gaming Wars are Heating Up.
If you're a hardcore gamer, the idea of getting a new console or another PC upgrade doesn't trouble you all that much; You simply prepare to obtain the said goal, keep it moving. The not-so-hardcore community of casual and potential gamers is a bit more discerning. The idea of cloud gaming isn't new, having seen trailblazing early prototype services like OnLive generate a great deal of interest in the prospect of a truly console-free gaming experience. Skip a decade or so, and the marketplace is seeing a renewed push of the cloud gaming concept to a new generation of both hardcore and casual gamers on an extremely large scale.