Tonight the girls and I were playing games like Simon Says, Follow the Leader, and Climb All Over Dad Until His Arms Fall Off. We had almost moved into Hide and Seek when I got an epiphany.
I got over it, but then I remembered that I had had an idea earlier in the week that was applicable to my current situation – and would allow me to avoid stuffing myself poorly and awkwardly into . . . → Read More: Weeping Angels game
Out of the ashes of our future destruction, a new hero has been born. Gabriel Bright. Beacon of hope. Defender of justice. Burdened, as are we all, with the knowledge of what is to come – and the responsibility to prevent it.
View now, the future we must change:
So, what you just watched (you did watch it right? I mean seriously, how hard is it to press a simple play button? That’s all . . . → Read More: The Birth of Gabriel Bright – DC Universe
Once or twice a year I get the opportunity to play poker with some friends. Supposedly, one of those opportunities is coming up in the next couple of months (right, Paul?). One game is with guys I’ve known since my school years. The other is with the guys from my Bible study. In one we play for cash (only a few bucks, but still, real legal tender). In one we play for a Hillary Clinton . . . → Read More: Poker face
Today’s my birthday. Woo hoo! I managed to not die again this year!
(I’m really not sure where I’m going with this post, but I figured I might as well use this occasion to write something. We’ll see if it turns out to be interesting. You’ve been warned.)
My kids came in to wish me happy birthday this morning. That was cool (though I was a little groggy at the time). My oldest was actually . . . → Read More: Birthday ramblings
This is pretty old, but then the subject is even older! It’s a fun look at the (mostly) 80s video games.
How many video games can you identify? There were sadly quite a few I didn’t recognize.
If you want to see some other stuff, check out Grand Master Peter’s Flash movies.
. . . → Read More: Jump through classic video games
So this past weekend I got together with my brother and a bunch of college friends for a night of poker in Philadelphia. It was the first time this group had been together in 4 years. I can’t speak for everybody else, but I had a great time (though I think everybody else did). Four of the six of us were the group gathered for my best gaming experience ever years ago. Two of . . . → Read More: Poker night!
Over on The COA we’ve been talking about gaming experiences. To us geeks, that typically means video games, in case there’s any confusion. Though this wasn’t planned, throughout the articles and comments there has been a thread about the social aspect of gaming, and a sense that the rest of the world sees gaming geeks as hunkered down in their parent’s basements eating Cheetos with only their computer for company.
Sure, there are times when . . . → Read More: The myth of the solitary gamer
Am I awesome?
Well that’s sort of a silly question. Of course I am. I’m me, after all.
But is it possible that I’m getting more awesome?
I can’t say for sure, but the fact that I’ve joined together with an international cadre of bloggers recognized for their awesomeness can only be a good sign.
So far our awesomeness is primarily self-proclaimed, but we’ve got the title to put us over the top as the . . . → Read More: Am I getting more awesome?
Portal – The Game. Free Download until May 24th. | The #1 bookmarked Freeware site.
I love Portal. I first played it at my brother’s house a few years ago, and was completely into it, until my wife wanted me to do something silly like help with our daughter or go somewhere we’d planned on and were late getting to. It’s not like I’d been ignoring her and everyone else all day or something. It . . . → Read More: Portal – The Game. Free Download until May 24th (ps: the cake is a lie)
“Dude,” (for some reason this conversation frequently begins with “dude”) “you’re the most technical person I know. How can you not even have a cell phone?”
This conversation (or a variation focusing on a different piece of technology) comes up in my life with some regularity. It happened again recently.
It’s true. I don’t have a cell phone.
(Well… technically, there is a cell phone that exists with my name on the account. But my . . . → Read More: The Neo-Luddite Geek Technologist