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”

Back to School: Top Ten Professors in Games

Summer is dwindling down, and “Back to School” ads are popping up all over the place. Having just wrapped up my Master’s degree this past spring, I don’t have to worry about going back to learn. BUT, a new adventure awaits! I’ll be going back to TEACH! I found out just over a week agoContinue reading “Back to School: Top Ten Professors in Games”

Crayon Art #7: Punch Out

Whether you faced Mr. Dream or Mike Tyson himself, Punch Out for the original Nintendo Entertainment System remains one of the most memorable games of the time. Released in 1987, you control Little Mac, a 17-year-old kid from the Bronx who “loves nothing better than a tough challenge” (according to the instruction manual). Well, aContinue reading “Crayon Art #7: Punch Out”

Top Ten Beaches in Video Games

Memorial Day has come and gone and the official start of Summer is just around the corner. If you were anything like me as a kid, you probably spent a majority of your vacation not at a REAL beach but enjoying the tropical sights of your favorite virtual paradises. Below are the Top Ten instancesContinue reading “Top Ten Beaches in Video Games”

Crayon Art #6: Mega Man

This month, my friend and I have decided to trade off giving each other words as prompts for our drawings. I decided to try to take the first nine prompt and find a way to somehow apply them to the Mega Man series (a personal favorite of mine). Below are the results! Making all ofContinue reading “Crayon Art #6: Mega Man”

Crayon Art #4: The Flintstones

They’re the modern stone-age family! This week, I was suddenly inspired to draw characters from one of my favorite childhood cartoons. The Flintstones ran from 1960 all the way until 1966, and I was lucky to see reruns of it when it aired on various networks in my youth. It was the longest-running animated seriesContinue reading “Crayon Art #4: The Flintstones”

Top Ten Evil Doctors in Video Games

We’re already over a year into this pandemic and things are just starting to get under control (They are, right???). Vaccinations are being distributed, and it seems like many places are opening up again. Hopefully, life will be back to normal before we know it. Of course, we should still remain cautious and be vigilantContinue reading “Top Ten Evil Doctors in Video Games”

Crayon Art #3: Nicktoons

This week, a friend of mine requested that I draw the Nicktoons! I loved this suggestion, so I sat down for a few hours and did my darndest to sketch out some of my favorite childhood cartoon characters. I really like how they turned out – and I hope you do, too! Making all ofContinue reading “Crayon Art #3: Nicktoons”

Top Ten Frowny Faces

10. Beaker (The Muppet Show) Loyal assistant to Bunsen, Beaker is always there to…screw things up.  It’s no wonder he’s got a frown on his face all the time.  He can’t do anything right! 9. Lurch (The Addams Family) The ever-faithful butler to the Addams family looks like he just woke up from a napContinue reading “Top Ten Frowny Faces”

Top Ten Anxiety-Inducing Video Game Music

Music can change a tense moment into a full-on stress-crying session. Whether it’s a repetitive drone, a melancholy cacophony of sound, or simply the original tune but at hyper speeds, you can easily hear when the game is about to take a turn for the worst. Below are my Top Ten instances of anxiety-inducing musicContinue reading “Top Ten Anxiety-Inducing Video Game Music”