Book Review: Fantasy Freaks And Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf

Here it is, I’ll come out and say it.  I used to play pencil and paper role playing games.  I played games like Dungeons And Dragons, Palladium and Call Of Cthulhu for most of the 80’s. I was blessed… Read More

Pinball Mania! "Special When Lit" on Netflix and "The Pinball Arcade" For Nearly Every Platform That Matters

When my wife and I first met, we spent countless hours playing pinball together.    In the mid 1990’s you could still find a pinball machine at most pizza parlors and multiple machines at arcades and bowling alleys…. Read More

iWoz: The "Steve" I Always Liked Was Wozniak

With all the hoopla about the passing of world’s greatest technology dictator and reality distortion master last week (okay, and the greatest tech visionary of the last 20 years, but’s who’s counting?), it appeared that, once again, Steve… Read More

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is the the best book about video games you will read this year.  However, this is not a history book, nor is it a personal narrative.  Instead, Ready Player One history lesson… Read More

Two Great New Video Game Books You Should Check Out

It appears that we are in a “gaming book” renaissance the likes of which we have not seen since the  since the early parts of the 21st century when Dungeons And Dreamers, Masters Of Doom, and The First Quarter all fascinated us… Read More

Book Review: Replay: The History Of Video Games by Tristan Donovan

I can honestly say that The new book Replay by Tristan Donovan is the best book about the video game history ever published.   Donovan’s book unseats The First Quarter by Steven L. Kent (the previous title holder)… Read More

Review: Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1 For The Nintendo DS

Playing retro games is much adu about nuance.   If the little things do not feel “right”, the overall game is usually failure, no matter how much effort went into recreating the past.  Nuances are much more than… Read More

Kinect Day 3 : 5:00 AM Workout, plus Detecting All sizes

So I’m on to day #3 of my Microsoft Kinect adventure (not to be confused with Microsoft’s Kinect Adventures, the pack-in game).    I got up at 5:00 AM this morning to test out my ability to make… Read More

Microsoft Kinect Day 2: Punching And Kicking My Way to 180 lbs With No Excuses.

Day 2 of Microsoft Kinect has been spent playing Ubi Soft’s “Your Shape Fitness Evolved” which would be the most metrosexual game imaginable if it was not for all concentration on hitting stuff.  There might be all kinds… Read More

Simply Brilliant: Dulldudegames

One of our super-brilliant readers, “AndyGoesToHollywood”, sent over link to Dulldudegames because he wanted us to take a look at Iain Lobb’s simply brilliant game design tool. I am very impressed, especially with the platformer widget. I don’t… Read More

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