Crayon Art #10: Star Fox

The original Star Fox game was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in February of 1993. It was groundbreaking in that it was the first game to use the “Super FX Chip” to create 3D graphics on a console known for 2D sidescrollers or “Mode 7” effects. Nearly 30 years later, the series isContinue reading “Crayon Art #10: Star Fox”

My Gaming Year in Review (2021)

Starting in about 2005, I decided to keep track of every video game I had ever beaten including the date and time of completion. I would even make notes about how the game was completed and added details like the difficulty level or percentage rates if applicable. I used my memory to recall games IContinue reading “My Gaming Year in Review (2021)”

Make Like A Tree: Trees in Games

Oh gaming trees, oh gaming trees – how lovely are thy branches! We put up our Christmas tree shortly before Thanksgiving (mostly because we knew we wouldn’t even be in town to enjoy it over the holidays), and now that the big day is here, I imagine many of you who celebrate have been gatheredContinue reading “Make Like A Tree: Trees in Games”

Crayon Art #9: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cowabunga! I have been a Ninja Turtles fan since first seeing the original animated series in elementary school. I had the action figures, I played the video games, and I even sport an awesome pair of TMNT pajama pants that I continue to wear to this day (thanks, Mom). Semi-recently, I’ve been gathering collections ofContinue reading “Crayon Art #9: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Shop ’til you Drop: Stores in Games

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Or are you just getting started?? Since I’ve been browsing for the perfect gifts, I’ve been thinking back to all the times I’ve spent gold, rupees, or gil during all my virtual travels. Which shops were the most interesting to visit? Below are the Top Ten choices for notableContinue reading “Shop ’til you Drop: Stores in Games”

Not for the Dinner Table: Birds in Games

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we’re all still recovering from the massive amount of food that we put into our bodies. Crafting a feast fit for royalty, my girlfriend and I successfully dominated our first ever attempt at roasting a turkey. We may be eating leftovers for awhile… In the meantime, it’s time toContinue reading “Not for the Dinner Table: Birds in Games”

Top Ten Spookiest Villainous Characters

It’s Halloween, and we’ve decided to rank the spookiest characters from one of our favorite board games! Disney’s ‘Villainous’ let’s you take on the role of the baddest of baddies as you try to flip the script on classic films. What if Ursula got the best of King Triton? What if Hades conquered Olympus? WhatContinue reading “Top Ten Spookiest Villainous Characters”

Top Ten Movies I Should Have Never Watched as a Kid

Growing up, there were a lot of movies that I saw that probably caused at least 85% of the nightmares that I am still having to this day.  I’m guessing that most of these movies were watched when I had a babysitter, and I was able to go through my parent’s collection of movies thatContinue reading “Top Ten Movies I Should Have Never Watched as a Kid”

Crayon Art #8: Microsoft Entertainment Pack

For computer-users who just wanted to kill “a few minutes between meetings” (or spend their entire shifts playing Free Cell), the games of Microsoft Entertainment Pack paved the way to casual gaming long before we had access to that sort of fun on our phones. Released between 1990 and 1992, these games were made byContinue reading “Crayon Art #8: Microsoft Entertainment Pack”

Dream Journal #2: The Voice Teacher

My second post in this series comes from a dream I had on August 19, 2016. To give you some context, my friend, Anna, is a singer/songwriter who used to regularly play shows in my hometown at one of the local coffee shops. Over time, we became friends, and I eventually had the opportunity toContinue reading “Dream Journal #2: The Voice Teacher”