The Amazing Women of Dragon Age: Inquisition

One of my favorite aspects of any Bioware game is not only exploring the world created, but the characters that inhabit it. Dragon Age: Inquisition features, to the best of my knowledge, one of the most diverse ensembles of characters in gaming in terms of background, gender, race, sexuality, and age, just to name a couple traits. Of particular relevance to me is there are A LOT of women, and women in positions of power, featured prominently throughout the game

Comic-Con 2014: Surviving the Walking Dead Escape

Comic-Con-LogoZombies have always been a big part of my life. My first exposure to zombies came at a very young age when George Romero was filming Day of the Dead on Sanibel Island. Actors in full Savini makeup showed up at my elementary school to pick up their kids and as soon as I saw their beautiful disfigured faces, I was hooked.

Comic-Con 2014: 10 Tips to Become the Con-Master!

Comic-Con-LogoSan Diego Comic-Con is magical, but it can REALLY kick your ass if you’re not ready for it. While there are other “Comic-Cons” out there, all pale in comparison to the granddaddy of them all… San Diego Comic-Con. After attending Comic-Con almost every year since 2000, I have some tips that’ll help transform you into a true Comic-Con MASTER!

Destiny Alpha: Is It Your Destiny?

Having played all of Bungie’s past titles (Editor’s note: Myth, anyone?!) as well as my fair share of Massively Multiplayer (MMO) time vortexes over the years I was more than curious to check out a portion the 500 million dollar behemoth that is Destiny. While the alpha was only a tiny smidgen of the main… Continue reading Destiny Alpha: Is It Your Destiny?

Watch Dogs: Stop Interfering With my Investigation!

Watch Dogs is a HUGE game with literally hundreds of things for you to do in a strange virtual Chicago. After exploring for a bit I stumbled across the scene of a nasty murder straight out of HBO’s True Detective. The execution of the side quest was really well done with ultra-creepy music and deluge… Continue reading Watch Dogs: Stop Interfering With my Investigation!

Wolfenstein: The New Order – Exploring the History That Almost Was

At its core Wolfenstein: The New Order is a solid shooter with some great stealth mechanics, but the game’s true success is its fascinating portrayal of a twisted timeline where Nazis won the Second World War and now rule the world. The level of detail put into the back story of Wolfenstein: The New Order is… Continue reading Wolfenstein: The New Order – Exploring the History That Almost Was

Battlefield 4: Score Big by Using Your Head

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not as fast as I used to be on the ol’ virtual trigger. The average 15 year old would likely smoke me in a western-style draw. Unlike almost every other competitive FPS title on the market, Battlefield 4 is doing something great for us slow-folk by rewarding players… Continue reading Battlefield 4: Score Big by Using Your Head

Twitter: Why Blocking Matters

Social media isn’t my normal area of commentary, particularly Twitter functionality. Twitter’s recent removal, and quick reinstatement, of the block function got me thinking as it does touch on harassment, something I have commented on. This fact, coupled with some valid views questioning the point of the block function, left me with something to say… Continue reading Twitter: Why Blocking Matters

GaymerX Matters. Here’s Why.

As I headed home from the first annual GaymerX I was that person on mass transit—the one wearing sunglasses underground to obscure my face due to feelings. Not “feels,” actual damn feelings. “Feels” come and go; “feelings” need to be processed, reflected on. This meant I had to throw out my initial concept of what this write-up was going to be and instead, hopefully, capture the importance of GaymerX on a different level than merely panel content.