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Category Archives: Video Games!

The best looking video games ever

March 17, 2017 | Video Games! | Permalink

Ever daydream of being somewhere other than wherever you are? Well? Maybe you fantasize about slumming at a beachside tiki bar? Maybe you daydream of sitting in the backyard on a warm night, soaking up a pitcher of sweet tea? Or mayyybe sometimes you dream of nestling on a couch with all the lights off, controller in hand, television ablaze with an […]

The best video games ever – decade by decade

January 10, 2017 | Video Games! | Permalink

Ok. So. Let’s get this started. First, a few disclaimers: 1. This list doesn’t include sports games, indie titles, fighting games, or sandbox games. And it’s not because I don’t love those kinds of games (a few favorites are Limbo, Inside, Killer Instinct, Crackdown, and Tecmo Bowl) but more because I’m focusing on the big guns. […]

J’s Top Six Video Games of All Time

December 21, 2016 | Video Games! | Permalink

I’m in my man-cave at 11-something PM. It’s raining outside. Save for the streetlamp’s flicker beyond my window and the low-key illumination of my laptop, the world is dark. I’m happy to be alone. Ecstatic, actually. If I can squeeze in about 700% more of this kind of time, I’ll die a happy man. So then. Like […]

The Ultimate Video Game Quiz

December 16, 2016 | Books!, Video Games! | Permalink

So you think you know video games? Or maybe you know someone who claims to be a video game god(dess)? In my new book, The Ultimate Video Game Quiz, I put gaming know-it-alls to the test. The idea came from my son, who proudly proclaimed he knew everything there was to know about video games. Only…when […]

Ten Villains Worth Worshipping

October 20, 2015 | Books!, Movies!, Tyrants of the Dead, Video Games! | Permalink

  “It’s simple. To achieve perfection, abandon morality. I’ve been doing it for decades.” – Archmyr Degiliac, Pale Knight of Thillria   It’s no secret: I love, love, love the bad guys. I love to read about them, write them, watch them, and (gasp) root for them. I’m the kid who got pissed off every time Skeletor […]