No One Likes a Water Level


The other day, I came to a realization: in World of Warcraft, I enjoy "visiting" old zones from time to time.  The music (yes, I'm one of the few who listen to the actual music) takes me back to wherever I was in my life when I first spent a lot of time there.  Since I've been playing the game, off and on, for well over five years, I'm not just looking back to last week.  I enjoy a bit of nostalgia now and then. ...Except when it comes to Vashj'ir.  I can't stand going back there.  In fact, I … [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...]