Game Culture, Game Industry, Gamers, Play, Video Games

Your Favorite Thing Sucks: EA

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about all the worst parts of your favorite things. And while I'm pretty sure that NO ONE actually considers Electronic Arts their favorite thing, we need to discuss it anyway. Because EA is worse than being your favorite sucky thing. EA actually… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: EA

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Geek, Card Games, Game Culture, Community, Play, Uncategorized

Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

I said in my last article that Magic: the Gathering has become a sort of self-care tool for me. Unfortunately, as I also mentioned, I rarely get to play because I'm always busy. So imagine my reaction when I found out that, not only did I have a day off both jobs, but there was… Continue reading Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease

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Geek, Art, Movies, Game Culture, TV, Gamers, Role Playing Games, Video Games

Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

It's that time of year where many people find themselves shopping outside their comfort zones in order to get the perfect (or at least acceptable) gift for that one nerdy friend. Whether it's a coworker you got assigned for Secret Santa, a grandchild who won't stop talking about... something (you're not sure what), or one of… Continue reading Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

Card Games, Game Culture, Conventions

Geeking on the Go: Grand Prix Las Vegas

Greetings, and welcome to the second part of my 2-piece series on exceedingly nerdy travels. For this bit, let's focus on one particular MTG tournament. No, let's move beyond that. Let's talk about THE MTG tournament. One of the greatest community-held events ever: Grand Prix Las Vegas. Wizards of the Coast-to-Coast First off, you'll remember from… Continue reading Geeking on the Go: Grand Prix Las Vegas

Game Culture, Gamers, Feminism, Play, Gender, Video Games, Harassment

Game On, Girls

Hey, geeks. What’s happening? Today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite pastimes and how that’s changed — and how people’s perception of me has changed even when the pastime itself did not. Let’s talk video games. I’ve been playing video games since I was old enough to hold a controller. I distinctly… Continue reading Game On, Girls

Game Culture, Play, Video Games

Your Own Adventure: Longevity of Telltale

A nerd, a wrestler, a lagomorph, and a heavy machine gunner get together for a game of poker... No, this isn't the setup to a weird joke. This is the backdrop for one of the wackiest, weirdest, and best game studios active today: Telltale Games. Sam and Max, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Homestar… Continue reading Your Own Adventure: Longevity of Telltale

Game Culture, Play

Battle Royalty: Rise of the Grand Melee

With the popularity of franchises like The Hunger Games, DayZ, and PlayerUnknown's Battleground, the battle royale genre has gained incredible traction over the last few years. The idea of many against one and the rise to the top is nothing new in storytelling. But what makes this specific end of the spectrum so special? Competition, conflict, uncertainty, paranoia,… Continue reading Battle Royalty: Rise of the Grand Melee

Board Games, Card Games, Game Culture, Gamers, Play, Role Playing Games

Learning from Games: EV

I've been a tabletop gamer for most of my life.  My parents kept eternal stalwarts like Monopoly and Scrabble in the house for as long as I can remember.  After my first D&D game at 10 years old, gaming became a lifelong hobby.  Games help me and countless others learn valuable lessons that are applicable… Continue reading Learning from Games: EV