Want Video Game Fun? Bring On The PAIN!


As much as I would like to pretend that I’m a master (mistress, I guess) of All Things Geek, I have to confess: I’m not very good at video games. In fact, I’m pretty awful. I must lack a key hand-eye coordination gene, because I just can’t time jumps and movements to save my poor little character’s life, be it Sonic the Hedgehog, the dwarven fighter in Baldur’s Gate, or a sack monster in Little Big Planet. Driving games make me dizzy, and I’m not even going to try a first person shooter. I was … [Read more...]

Guinness’ Top 50 Video Game Characters Of All Time


Everyone's heard of the Guinness Book of World Records.  It is the definitive voice, the tome of the best and the longest and the smallest.  If you want notoriety for the tallest stack of mattresses or the Dancing Cats of Applesap, you want to be in this book, because it means you're the whateverist, ever, in the world, in all of history. What I didn't know, however, is that there's so many records out there pertaining to gaming that they actually make a Gamer's Edition of the book.  This is … [Read more...]

Desperately Seeking Sonic: Looking For New Games to Love


I've always loved video games, but growing up I was often behind the curve.  I had a Commodore64 and a ColecoVision when I was very young, but hit a lull in home entertainment until I had a GameGear at age 10.  In the middle, I was obsessed with my friends' Nintendos (one actually gave me hers years later, and I still have it) and Segas (received one as a present in 1997, and it was still amazing). However, by the time I had those consoles, most kids my age had moved on to Nintendo64 and … [Read more...]