All Those Who Wander…

I. When I think about the video game experiences in my youth that mean the most to me, quite a few of them come to mind. I vividly remember the first time I beat Bowser in Super Mario Bros. — my first experience actually beating a game – and the time my friend Jesse and … Continue reading “All Those Who Wander…”

Breaking My Backlog #10 – Pumped BMX+ (Kind Of)

Breaking My Backlog is a semi-regular features on in which I attempt to complete my entire backlog before buying any new games. You can read more about the quest and see my backlog here. This game is a mess. It’s a half-baked Tony Hawk Pro-Skater clone, but with half the complexity and none of the … Continue reading “Breaking My Backlog #10 – Pumped BMX+ (Kind Of)”

The Birth of the Player

As I sit here, drinking coffee and listening to Nobel Price winner Bob Dylan, I’m thinking way to hard about video games. Please note, this isn’t abnormal. Ninety percent of my life is spent thinking way too hard about video games. If I ever revisit my alma mater, and my old adviser asks what I’ve … Continue reading “The Birth of the Player”

Flash Fiction Friday – As In A Mirror, Dimly

He looks down and sees the wreck that used to be his car. He remembers being inside when that happened, though vaguely. Now, his mind is fixed on his current position. He is outside and flying. An ethereal feeling overcomes him, and his mind shifts back to events from minutes (hours?) ago. They fly down … Continue reading “Flash Fiction Friday – As In A Mirror, Dimly”