Crappy Concepts Confounding Co-op

Crappy Concepts Confounding Co-op A few years ago, I was in a great relationship with someone who played games, so we did a lot of co-op gaming.  It was a large part of the relationship until her raging alcoholism came back and ruined everything.  On the other hand, my son was reaching the age where he could … Continue reading Crappy Concepts Confounding Co-op

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The Vicious Cycle of a Nintendo Console (Part 2 of 2)

Nintendo’s third party woes are heavily their fault, unfortunately heavily the fault of the fans (who damage third party confidence), but hardly the fault of the third parties themselves—although they can be rightly blamed for occasional laziness.

The Vicious Cycle of a Nintendo Console (Part 1 of 2)

Ever since the N64 era, third party support has been pretty bad for Nintendo.

Buying Random — Games: Episode I

At some point in our lives, pretty much all of us develop a security blanket for something. In gaming, it’s when a gamer clings hard to specific franchises or genres afraid to try anything else out there.

Why Fan Requests Get Ignored (And Usually Should Be)

    Are you a fan of stuff?  Of course you are.  Have you ever had “great” ideas for that stuff?  Of course you have.  Maybe you had ideas for storylines in some TV series, or ideas for sequels to movies, or remakes of movies.  You’ve wanted a favorite company to behave a certain way, … Continue reading Why Fan Requests Get Ignored (And Usually Should Be)

Where Video Games Fail the Hardest

I'm a few blogs into this debacle now to the point that it should be pretty obvious where some of my interests lie.  Apparently video games and atheism--but I'm still expanding on this.  Atheism, for instance, is less important to me than scientific skepticism--atheism is just a result of the skepticism.  That (perhaps unnecessarily) noted, … Continue reading Where Video Games Fail the Hardest

Chasing Nostalgia

  Nostalgia is a funny thing.  It's referred to as "a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations" or "something done or presented in order to evoke feelings of nostalgia."  When it comes to genre interests or things like video games, TV shows, movies, … Continue reading Chasing Nostalgia

How to Fix the Metroid Franchise

There are a few things to which I am a huge fan--dare I say, a fanboy.  The classic, original Twilight Zone TV series from the 60's.  Vintage EC horror comics--Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, etc.  Maybe Star Trek.  Certainly the game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.  The Contra and Resident Evil video game franchises. … Continue reading How to Fix the Metroid Franchise