Convention Recap: GnomeCon 3!

Ahhh, cons. I love cons.  I love the people who go to cons. And most important, I love performing at cons!  I’ll be at several this year (check out my event page for more specifics), but GnomeCon in particular holds a special place in my heart.  Savannah’s most popular gaming/geek convention got its humble start with…

5 Games I Love (That Everyone Else Hates)

The world of video games is awash with genre-defining classics and entries that nearly sank the entire goddamned industry.  The vast majority of games, however, are like anything else: they tend to exist in the grey area. But woe to the friendly internet-user who claims that maybe, perhaps, possibly, Super Mario Brothers 2 wasn’t all…

Five Books That Would Make Amazing Video Games

Originally published at Omnigamer.com on January 7th, 2014. Adaptation between artforms is not uncommon, and the standard for the day seems to be the adaptation of book to the silver screen. As far as the silver medal is concerned, one could make an argument for the film-to-video game adaptation, which tends to yield fruit of the…

5 Surprisingly Bleak Video Games

I’ve always enjoyed the deep and uncomfortable. But enough about my ex-girlfriends. Sigh.  Let’s try that again: Theatre, fiction and film have all tackled dark and dreary material, and with the accelerated strides toward video games becoming a fully accepted art form, the same can be said for our favorite digitized pastime.  Even more surprising…

Harold Ramis Dead At 69

Ugh.  This one kicks me right in the stomach. Harold Ramis, comedy genius, died today of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.  Whatever the hell that is.  It seems appropriate that it would require an immensely rare disease to end the life of an immensely rare talent like Ramis.  Ghostbusters, Animal House, Caddyshack… Groundhogs Day, for god’s…

The Conquistadork’s 5 Favorite Video Games Of 2013

Between reboots, shiny-new Next Gen consoles, and some of the most intricate storylines the gaming world has ever seen, 2013 has been an absolute crusher for our favorite digital artform.  Nerds like me have been on high alert all year long, and after serious deliberation, I’ve come up with my favorite games of 2013.  As with…

The Grand Theft Auto “Thing”

The gold and bubbly crust of my video gaming experience has always been that of the completionist.  Not the full pizza, mind you–just that delicious hunk of leftovers that some sightless fools talk themselves into throwing away.  However, for many the role of completionist is the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.  My dabbling in…

Let’s Play A Bad Guy: Spec Ops — The Line

For the next game in my Let’s Play A Bad Guy series, the overwhelming temptation (and outside suggestion from readers) was that I had to go with Grand Theft Auto 5. Being that it is the biggest game in the world right now (and will likely remain so until GTA6), this seemed like the obvious…