Archive for August, 2011

  • Another reboot for a company that set the bar for how we could grow attached to comics through iconic figures. Going into this reboot I was upset. What did you need to change? What purpose could it serve going forward? Basically I was mad that they would do this… until I read the book 1 of Justice league. I do not know how a company can redefine a group that has been drawn for decades, but they did.  I was very impressed!  Actually, I was stunned and reinvigorated! The changes that have been made to my favorite superhero (Superman of course) are just amazing. His belt is red and his belt buckle is shaped like the symbol from the house […]

    Decoding DC Comics – Book 1 Justice League!

    Another reboot for a company that set the bar for how we could grow attached to comics through iconic figures. Going into this reboot I was upset. What did you need to change? What purpose could it serve going forward? Basically I was mad that they would do this… until I read the book 1 of Justice league. I do not know how a company can redefine a group that has been drawn for decades, but they did.  I was very impressed!  Actually, I was stunned and reinvigorated! The changes that have been made to my favorite superhero (Superman of course) are just amazing. His belt is red and his belt buckle is shaped like the symbol from the house […]

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  • Ruben Baca is a man with a dream, a dream for cloud based emulation.  When he was told that it was impossible to create a stable online SNES emulator he took it as a challenge and started coding. Starting with a NES emulator he created a Java based program that can instantly load ROMs from an online server for play directly through your browser. Next he took on the challenge issued by those who said it was impossible and wrestled it to the ground, burning it alive with flower-power.  He stood smiling over the wreckage with a keyboard and mouse in hand, joyfully playing Super Mario World through his server from anywhere in the world. Today, NERD TREK sits down […]

    Q&A with Ruben Baca, creator of iConsole

    Ruben Baca is a man with a dream, a dream for cloud based emulation.  When he was told that it was impossible to create a stable online SNES emulator he took it as a challenge and started coding. Starting with a NES emulator he created a Java based program that can instantly load ROMs from an online server for play directly through your browser. Next he took on the challenge issued by those who said it was impossible and wrestled it to the ground, burning it alive with flower-power.  He stood smiling over the wreckage with a keyboard and mouse in hand, joyfully playing Super Mario World through his server from anywhere in the world. Today, NERD TREK sits down […]

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  • Perhaps Earth is but an afterthought for terrestrial travelers on the move from one galaxy to the next?  Much like we pay no mind to ants on our daily journeys, why would we stop to admire anthills?  The wind may blow their world away like sand blown through a desert.  This will happen millions of times, almost too many times to count or care.  Until the ants seek to better themselves through seeing beyond their single generation then they will perish like autumn leaves, always destined to die. We, the intergalactic ants, may beg and cry “Why have we not been visited by aliens from the sky?”  Yet, perhaps we may have been visited a million times over but they […]

    Earth, An Afterthought

    Perhaps Earth is but an afterthought for terrestrial travelers on the move from one galaxy to the next?  Much like we pay no mind to ants on our daily journeys, why would we stop to admire anthills?  The wind may blow their world away like sand blown through a desert.  This will happen millions of times, almost too many times to count or care.  Until the ants seek to better themselves through seeing beyond their single generation then they will perish like autumn leaves, always destined to die. We, the intergalactic ants, may beg and cry “Why have we not been visited by aliens from the sky?”  Yet, perhaps we may have been visited a million times over but they […]

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  •   Yes boys and girls, PAX Prime has come and gone. Somehow, our rag tag group of editors survived the mayhem.  We walked a lot, talked even more and even had time to play some games.  The amount of work we, as a team, have ahead of us to share with you guys is overwhelming, to say the least. We did our best to update Facebook as we played, but sometimes we got way too sidetracked. For us, PAX actually started Thursday, not Friday. Thursday, we were invited to a media only event with Activision. We were treated to a thirty-minute presentation of Prototype 2 that, literally, made my jaw drop. Got hands on time with the new X-Men title […]

    All Hail PAX Prime!

      Yes boys and girls, PAX Prime has come and gone. Somehow, our rag tag group of editors survived the mayhem.  We walked a lot, talked even more and even had time to play some games.  The amount of work we, as a team, have ahead of us to share with you guys is overwhelming, to say the least. We did our best to update Facebook as we played, but sometimes we got way too sidetracked. For us, PAX actually started Thursday, not Friday. Thursday, we were invited to a media only event with Activision. We were treated to a thirty-minute presentation of Prototype 2 that, literally, made my jaw drop. Got hands on time with the new X-Men title […]

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  •   PAX 2011 NERD TREK COSPLAY CONTEST!    VOTE BY LIKING YOUR FAVORITE ON FACEBOOK! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COSPLAY & JUMP TO THE CONTEST! The top 3 models will win featured interviews on NERDTREK.com along with a detailed pictorial!  (Photography provided by NERD TREK!) DID U COSPLAY @ PAX PRIME 2011? If you are one of the cosplay models please contact us at facebook.com/nerdtrek or the form below. If you don’t see your picture please contact us so we can obtain one from you and enter you in the contest!  Thanks for participating! Add NERD TREK on Facebook & Twitter!   [si-contact-form form=’1′]

    PAX 2011 NERD TREK Cosplay Contest!

      PAX 2011 NERD TREK COSPLAY CONTEST!    VOTE BY LIKING YOUR FAVORITE ON FACEBOOK! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COSPLAY & JUMP TO THE CONTEST! The top 3 models will win featured interviews on NERDTREK.com along with a detailed pictorial!  (Photography provided by NERD TREK!) DID U COSPLAY @ PAX PRIME 2011? If you are one of the cosplay models please contact us at facebook.com/nerdtrek or the form below. If you don’t see your picture please contact us so we can obtain one from you and enter you in the contest!  Thanks for participating! Add NERD TREK on Facebook & Twitter!   [si-contact-form form=’1′]

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  •   Today was a very eventful day in the forward movement of my cataclysmic change into nerdom. I learned that Wil Wheaton is a real person. My friends have known this for years and have not included me in this special guild. Curse you all for not sharing in this linear knowledge! So, today I would have the edge and strike first. What is the question that I got to use with my time that was afforded me with Mr. Wheaton? Be careful. It was powerful. Thank you Khilid Yassin. You are the one who gave me the inspiration to continue with my well thought out and deep question. Do you like bananas? My thought was (not knowing the importance […]

    Decoding The Big Bang – Who is Wil Wheaton?

      Today was a very eventful day in the forward movement of my cataclysmic change into nerdom. I learned that Wil Wheaton is a real person. My friends have known this for years and have not included me in this special guild. Curse you all for not sharing in this linear knowledge! So, today I would have the edge and strike first. What is the question that I got to use with my time that was afforded me with Mr. Wheaton? Be careful. It was powerful. Thank you Khilid Yassin. You are the one who gave me the inspiration to continue with my well thought out and deep question. Do you like bananas? My thought was (not knowing the importance […]

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  • SKYRIM Questions answered for our NERD TREK readers at PAX Prime 2011: Our time with Bethesda was limited so we couldn’t ask every question you submitted, but I think we did a pretty good job.   One of the guys from Bethesda told us that ours were the best string of questions by one media outlet he’s ever heard.  I credited the NERD TREK readers and he said he was very impressed.  Great job guys!  Here you go: Toney asked: Will there be Daedric Shrine quests? This question opened a can of worms.  Matt Carofano said that they have intentionally avoided confirming or denying this.  He said that they have NOT really talked about it yet.  Since the press demo […]

    Skyrim Answers from Bethesda!!

    SKYRIM Questions answered for our NERD TREK readers at PAX Prime 2011: Our time with Bethesda was limited so we couldn’t ask every question you submitted, but I think we did a pretty good job.   One of the guys from Bethesda told us that ours were the best string of questions by one media outlet he’s ever heard.  I credited the NERD TREK readers and he said he was very impressed.  Great job guys!  Here you go: Toney asked: Will there be Daedric Shrine quests? This question opened a can of worms.  Matt Carofano said that they have intentionally avoided confirming or denying this.  He said that they have NOT really talked about it yet.  Since the press demo […]

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  • We snapped some shots from around the expo for those of you who may have missed it.  If you did attend you might be in one of our shots!  We had a killer time and it was great to meet all the cool people in the gaming industry. [nggallery id=2]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Pics from around the Expo!

    We snapped some shots from around the expo for those of you who may have missed it.  If you did attend you might be in one of our shots!  We had a killer time and it was great to meet all the cool people in the gaming industry. [nggallery id=2]

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  • Thank you everyone at PAX 2011 for sharing your killer cosplay with our NERD TREK readers!  We had a blast checking out all the amazing costumes this year.   We are now hosting our PAX 2011 COSPLAY CONTEST on Facebook (LINK!) make sure to visit NERD TREK on FB and vote! for your favorite! If you were one of our cosplay models you may contact us using the form at the very bottom of the page.  Thanks again and be sure to add NERD TREK on Facebook & Twitter! [nggallery id=3] [si-contact-form form=’1′]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Cosplay!

    Thank you everyone at PAX 2011 for sharing your killer cosplay with our NERD TREK readers!  We had a blast checking out all the amazing costumes this year.   We are now hosting our PAX 2011 COSPLAY CONTEST on Facebook (LINK!) make sure to visit NERD TREK on FB and vote! for your favorite! If you were one of our cosplay models you may contact us using the form at the very bottom of the page.  Thanks again and be sure to add NERD TREK on Facebook & Twitter! [nggallery id=3] [si-contact-form form=’1′]

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  • NERD TREK Exclusive!  Guild Wars 2 panel from PAX 2011 – exclusive reveals! Part 1 of 5: Part 2 of 5: Part 3 of 5: Part 4 of 5: Part 5 of 5:

    PAX 2011 – Guild Wars 2 Panel

    NERD TREK Exclusive!  Guild Wars 2 panel from PAX 2011 – exclusive reveals! Part 1 of 5: Part 2 of 5: Part 3 of 5: Part 4 of 5: Part 5 of 5:

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  • Saturday August 27th NERD TREK has a 2 hour interview and demo of SKYRIM!  Before we dive into our interview we ask for your input.  What questions would you like NERD TREK to ask Bethesda?  Send them our way via the comments section below and we will include them in our interview! NERD TREK’s most anticipated game of the year, and what we have been calling Bethesda Softworks “magnum opus”- SKYRIM is due for release 11-11-11.   The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role-playing video game being developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is scheduled […]

    NT Exclusive: SKYRIM Interview & Demo at Pax!

    Saturday August 27th NERD TREK has a 2 hour interview and demo of SKYRIM!  Before we dive into our interview we ask for your input.  What questions would you like NERD TREK to ask Bethesda?  Send them our way via the comments section below and we will include them in our interview! NERD TREK’s most anticipated game of the year, and what we have been calling Bethesda Softworks “magnum opus”- SKYRIM is due for release 11-11-11.   The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role-playing video game being developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is scheduled […]

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  •   PAX Prime is once again upon us! Nerd Trek will be representing in full force this year with four dedicated press representatives roaming the show, gathering interviews with all things game and reporting to the utmost capacity. This guy! (Jon) Will also be there and will be tweeting and taking pictures on the ol’ iPhone in a hurricane of interweb upload debauchery. I may or may not have some passes to some top secret industry shit too! If you want to follow this rogue agent, hit me up on twitter and on iPhone app INSTAGRAM (where I’ll be uploading all pictures) Twitter: @sharkeatsman Instagram: sharkeatsman Stay tuned for a press barrage over the next 3 days!

    Follow me to PAX Prime!

      PAX Prime is once again upon us! Nerd Trek will be representing in full force this year with four dedicated press representatives roaming the show, gathering interviews with all things game and reporting to the utmost capacity. This guy! (Jon) Will also be there and will be tweeting and taking pictures on the ol’ iPhone in a hurricane of interweb upload debauchery. I may or may not have some passes to some top secret industry shit too! If you want to follow this rogue agent, hit me up on twitter and on iPhone app INSTAGRAM (where I’ll be uploading all pictures) Twitter: @sharkeatsman Instagram: sharkeatsman Stay tuned for a press barrage over the next 3 days!

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  • I keep a stack of books and magazines on the nightstand next to my bed.  I intend to finish them all but invariably end up skimming some, crawling through others, and finishing only the best. I decided that it was time I share my reading list with all of you.  If you’re interested in the same things I am (RPGs, fantasy, sci-fi, tech, politics, history, etc.) then I think most of my recommendations won’t fall on deaf ears.  If you love to read, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s start with my absolute favorite this month, a book that was meant to be only a reference or brief read but is turning into something much more than that. The […]

    My Reading List

    I keep a stack of books and magazines on the nightstand next to my bed.  I intend to finish them all but invariably end up skimming some, crawling through others, and finishing only the best. I decided that it was time I share my reading list with all of you.  If you’re interested in the same things I am (RPGs, fantasy, sci-fi, tech, politics, history, etc.) then I think most of my recommendations won’t fall on deaf ears.  If you love to read, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s start with my absolute favorite this month, a book that was meant to be only a reference or brief read but is turning into something much more than that. The […]

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  • It’s finally here! The glorious bastion of nerddom that we call PAX. One of the few dedicated events to honor my beloved pastime of splattering peoples’ brain in multiplayer FPS fun. Now, that’s not to say that all I do is play FPS games. I stretch across a wide spectrum of gaming to serve all of my gaming needs. And, that’s what makes PAX even more fun. I get to roam around and see the hot new titles coming out from sure to be blockbusters likeAssassins Creed, Uncharted, Modern Warfare 3, and too many more to list. But PAX also gives love to smaller indie developers, and I was shocked to see how many emails we, at Nerdtrek, received from these indie […]

    Look Out Pax, Here We Come

    It’s finally here! The glorious bastion of nerddom that we call PAX. One of the few dedicated events to honor my beloved pastime of splattering peoples’ brain in multiplayer FPS fun. Now, that’s not to say that all I do is play FPS games. I stretch across a wide spectrum of gaming to serve all of my gaming needs. And, that’s what makes PAX even more fun. I get to roam around and see the hot new titles coming out from sure to be blockbusters likeAssassins Creed, Uncharted, Modern Warfare 3, and too many more to list. But PAX also gives love to smaller indie developers, and I was shocked to see how many emails we, at Nerdtrek, received from these indie […]

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  • If you plan on attending or covering a convention this article will help you prepare.  This weekend NERD TREK hits PAX Prime full force- conducting interviews, checking out all the great games, and chatting it up with industry experts. We’ve been gearing up for PAX for awhile now.  Stocking up on supplies, making lists and checking them twice.  Basically making sure we’re prepared for anything yet carrying light loads of equipment.  I realized that writing an article about the behind the scenes would be beneficial to many of you.  Even if you’re not a media mogul or Jedi jounalist, surely you could benefit by looking over how NERD TREK prepares to cover a media event of this magnitude. First off, […]

    How to prepare for a convention

    If you plan on attending or covering a convention this article will help you prepare.  This weekend NERD TREK hits PAX Prime full force- conducting interviews, checking out all the great games, and chatting it up with industry experts. We’ve been gearing up for PAX for awhile now.  Stocking up on supplies, making lists and checking them twice.  Basically making sure we’re prepared for anything yet carrying light loads of equipment.  I realized that writing an article about the behind the scenes would be beneficial to many of you.  Even if you’re not a media mogul or Jedi jounalist, surely you could benefit by looking over how NERD TREK prepares to cover a media event of this magnitude. First off, […]

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  • Any of you that perform Google News searches as much as I do with the keyword “aliens” will know of NASA’s latest rant that reflects their A or B type logic, the same logic that has plagued the human race since the beginning of our short time on Earth.   What NASA presents us with are either of two choices: A) aliens will wipe us out or B) save us from ourselves, i.e., alleviate global warming. Firstly, both choices reflect the egocentric condition of humanity in that we think we are somehow the center of this known universe and that we are, by default, owed a visit by aliens even if they are just passing through.  Isaac Asimov, one of my […]

    NASA’s backward view of aliens

    Any of you that perform Google News searches as much as I do with the keyword “aliens” will know of NASA’s latest rant that reflects their A or B type logic, the same logic that has plagued the human race since the beginning of our short time on Earth.   What NASA presents us with are either of two choices: A) aliens will wipe us out or B) save us from ourselves, i.e., alleviate global warming. Firstly, both choices reflect the egocentric condition of humanity in that we think we are somehow the center of this known universe and that we are, by default, owed a visit by aliens even if they are just passing through.  Isaac Asimov, one of my […]

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  •               B Movies, you either love them or hate them.  I happen to be on the side that loves them.  I once thought I was alone in the strange world of cinematic masterpieces (sarcasm included) when I was a young teenager.  I remember waking up earlier than usual on Saturday mornings to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) with my family and thinking to myself, “Are we the only people that find this hilarious?  Am I alone in a world of grueling films which accidentally bring me to tears laughing so hard, while at the same time, stealing hours of my life?”  Sadly, I began to think this was true as I watched MST3K […]

    Top 10 B movies

                  B Movies, you either love them or hate them.  I happen to be on the side that loves them.  I once thought I was alone in the strange world of cinematic masterpieces (sarcasm included) when I was a young teenager.  I remember waking up earlier than usual on Saturday mornings to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) with my family and thinking to myself, “Are we the only people that find this hilarious?  Am I alone in a world of grueling films which accidentally bring me to tears laughing so hard, while at the same time, stealing hours of my life?”  Sadly, I began to think this was true as I watched MST3K […]

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  • It may be a great time for suntanning and barbecues, but it sucks for gamers. Every year we (gamers) experience a drought. Not from ninety degree weather, but from developers not feeding our habit. I know that all of the best games are coming out for the holiday insanity consumer psychothon called Christmas, but why don’t companies throw us a bone? Instead of a steady diet of ass kicking games, we gamers are forced to ration our habit like Samwise Gamgee rationed lambas bread in Lord of the Rings. It’s irritating to say the least, and downright infuriating otherwise. I don’t mind waiting for an awesome experience, but devs can break the November tradition and give us some tender morsels […]

    Summer, Summer, Summertime

    It may be a great time for suntanning and barbecues, but it sucks for gamers. Every year we (gamers) experience a drought. Not from ninety degree weather, but from developers not feeding our habit. I know that all of the best games are coming out for the holiday insanity consumer psychothon called Christmas, but why don’t companies throw us a bone? Instead of a steady diet of ass kicking games, we gamers are forced to ration our habit like Samwise Gamgee rationed lambas bread in Lord of the Rings. It’s irritating to say the least, and downright infuriating otherwise. I don’t mind waiting for an awesome experience, but devs can break the November tradition and give us some tender morsels […]

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  • A short writing on an early vision of transhumanism. One night, when I was probably 6 years of age, I woke in the middle of the night.  For some strange reason I felt compelled to go outside, into the darkness.  Strangely, I felt no fear to walk into the darkness, that monster playground which remains so dense with evil creatures of a child’s imagination.  I slowly walked outside and saw the stars over my head.  The whole Milky Way galaxy stretched overhead like snow in a crystal ball, so pure and bright.  I was forced to stand in awe of its beauty and expanse which filled the night sky. The next day, when I tried to remember what I witnessed […]

    Pivotal Blocks: An Early Reflection on Transhumanism

    A short writing on an early vision of transhumanism. One night, when I was probably 6 years of age, I woke in the middle of the night.  For some strange reason I felt compelled to go outside, into the darkness.  Strangely, I felt no fear to walk into the darkness, that monster playground which remains so dense with evil creatures of a child’s imagination.  I slowly walked outside and saw the stars over my head.  The whole Milky Way galaxy stretched overhead like snow in a crystal ball, so pure and bright.  I was forced to stand in awe of its beauty and expanse which filled the night sky. The next day, when I tried to remember what I witnessed […]

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  • I suffer from the greatest fear that ever beset mankind.  It isn’t arachnophobia (fear of spiders) nor agoraphobia (fear of crowds)… it isn’t even triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13).  I fear success. Oh, I have had my share of positive, lucky, optimal situations so that most would consider me a “success”. I didn’t succumb to drugs and alcohol. I did well enough in school to make my folks proud. I had children, and my son has himself become a sterling example of a US Marine. I have never been bankrupt, I have never been in jail. And I own a house and a car. Ba da bing, ba da boom, I am a success, right? Hardly. My coworkers are […]

    I’ll succeed… when I get around to it.

    I suffer from the greatest fear that ever beset mankind.  It isn’t arachnophobia (fear of spiders) nor agoraphobia (fear of crowds)… it isn’t even triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13).  I fear success. Oh, I have had my share of positive, lucky, optimal situations so that most would consider me a “success”. I didn’t succumb to drugs and alcohol. I did well enough in school to make my folks proud. I had children, and my son has himself become a sterling example of a US Marine. I have never been bankrupt, I have never been in jail. And I own a house and a car. Ba da bing, ba da boom, I am a success, right? Hardly. My coworkers are […]

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  • Humans have been trying to fly like a bird for centuries.  We thought that the secret to flight rested in the wings of the bird, and we were right.  After all these years struggling with aerodynamics and assuming we had mastered the skies, we have.  A company named Festo has created SmartBird, the world’s first robotic flying bird!  This machine is a fairly simple and lightweight design which could lead toward larger manned vehicles in the future.  Imagine what it would be like to actually soar like a bird from the cockpit within a giant gull.  The sky’s the limit. Check out this AMAZING video clip! Here’s what Festo says on their website about Smart Bird: Aerodynamic lightweight design SmartBird […]

    Robot Bird that Flies

    Humans have been trying to fly like a bird for centuries.  We thought that the secret to flight rested in the wings of the bird, and we were right.  After all these years struggling with aerodynamics and assuming we had mastered the skies, we have.  A company named Festo has created SmartBird, the world’s first robotic flying bird!  This machine is a fairly simple and lightweight design which could lead toward larger manned vehicles in the future.  Imagine what it would be like to actually soar like a bird from the cockpit within a giant gull.  The sky’s the limit. Check out this AMAZING video clip! Here’s what Festo says on their website about Smart Bird: Aerodynamic lightweight design SmartBird […]

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  • If you’re reading this then you too probably love Role-Playing Games.  I’m not talking about those computer games where you are given 3 different answers to a question but the game still goes down the same path.  I’m talking about table-top role-playing games with paper, pencils, and dice.  (Although some of my younger players now bring laptops to the gaming table!)  Ah, the smell of a fresh boxed set campaign setting split open with fresh polypropylene polyhedron dice rolling about the table while players finish filling out their crisp character sheets.  Soon those sheets will have holes worn in the HP box where the pencil eraser has dug a groove big enough to shove your finger through.  The gear section […]

    Dungeons and Dragons – Why I’ll never stop playing

    If you’re reading this then you too probably love Role-Playing Games.  I’m not talking about those computer games where you are given 3 different answers to a question but the game still goes down the same path.  I’m talking about table-top role-playing games with paper, pencils, and dice.  (Although some of my younger players now bring laptops to the gaming table!)  Ah, the smell of a fresh boxed set campaign setting split open with fresh polypropylene polyhedron dice rolling about the table while players finish filling out their crisp character sheets.  Soon those sheets will have holes worn in the HP box where the pencil eraser has dug a groove big enough to shove your finger through.  The gear section […]

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  • It looks like all those game-related degrees are starting to gain some respect from the industry old farts – which is to say those of us who entered the game industry in the ‘80s and ‘90s, before such programs existed. We had to make do with traditional degrees like computer science, art, English, journalism, history and interpretive macramé… uphill… both ways… in the snow. Now students are graduating from some of these programs and making immediate marks on the industry, with Portal (originally a student project before becoming a runaway success story) being only the most obvious example. However, the people who watch over colleges have raised the warning that far more students are enrolled in game-related degree programs than […]

    What Game Students Should Know before Starting College

    It looks like all those game-related degrees are starting to gain some respect from the industry old farts – which is to say those of us who entered the game industry in the ‘80s and ‘90s, before such programs existed. We had to make do with traditional degrees like computer science, art, English, journalism, history and interpretive macramé… uphill… both ways… in the snow. Now students are graduating from some of these programs and making immediate marks on the industry, with Portal (originally a student project before becoming a runaway success story) being only the most obvious example. However, the people who watch over colleges have raised the warning that far more students are enrolled in game-related degree programs than […]

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  • Most people who are avid fans of the zombie genre ( Like myself), seem to pine for the day when most of us cease to be, when roving gangs of the living dead walk the earth.  This is all just fantasy of course, but if for example such a thing as z-day ( zombie day) actually took place as it does in the movies, just how ‘cool’ would it actually be to live in such a world?  After much thought on the subject,  I have to wonder, would anyone truly be able to thrive under these  conditions…comfortably? Anyway here it goes…enjoy. 1. Relatives – If a zombie outbreak did actually occur,  chances are you’d have to kill your own loved […]

    Top 10 reasons why the zombie apocalypse wouldn’t be as cool as most people suggest

    Most people who are avid fans of the zombie genre ( Like myself), seem to pine for the day when most of us cease to be, when roving gangs of the living dead walk the earth.  This is all just fantasy of course, but if for example such a thing as z-day ( zombie day) actually took place as it does in the movies, just how ‘cool’ would it actually be to live in such a world?  After much thought on the subject,  I have to wonder, would anyone truly be able to thrive under these  conditions…comfortably? Anyway here it goes…enjoy. 1. Relatives – If a zombie outbreak did actually occur,  chances are you’d have to kill your own loved […]

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  • The Top 10 Best / Greatest Video Games of All Time The Best Video Games of All Time Every gaming magazine, website, and blog has its own list of the best video games ever made.  They have been ranked in top 10, top 100, top 200 video games of all time, best used video games, best new video games, best video games by console and system, personal lists, voted for by magazine readers, named off on tv shows, but all these methods have one problem- they are all slightly biased. Below you will find a list of the top 10 video games of all time based on 43 different video game sources.  The video games which repeatedly came up in […]

    Top 10 – Best Video Games of All Time

    The Top 10 Best / Greatest Video Games of All Time The Best Video Games of All Time Every gaming magazine, website, and blog has its own list of the best video games ever made.  They have been ranked in top 10, top 100, top 200 video games of all time, best used video games, best new video games, best video games by console and system, personal lists, voted for by magazine readers, named off on tv shows, but all these methods have one problem- they are all slightly biased. Below you will find a list of the top 10 video games of all time based on 43 different video game sources.  The video games which repeatedly came up in […]

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  • How to play SNES games on your iPad or iPhone with a Wii remote First of all you must have a jailbroken/unlocked iPad or iPhone (if you don’t simply navigate to our NERD TREK tutorials on How to Unlock iPhone 4.2.1/Unlock iPad 4.2.1. After you are jailbroken you must download “snes4iphone” which is located on Cydia.  If you’re unfamiliar with jailbreaking and Cydia please do some reading on our iPhone NERD TREK tutorials and come back when you’re ready. After you have the SNES emulator you’ll need a few roms (games) to test this out with.  Make sure you put the ROMS in the /var/mobile/media/ROMs/ folder. Now for the Wiimote!  Open snes4iphone, go into the options panel, and turn on […]

    Play SNES games on iPad with a Wii remote

    How to play SNES games on your iPad or iPhone with a Wii remote First of all you must have a jailbroken/unlocked iPad or iPhone (if you don’t simply navigate to our NERD TREK tutorials on How to Unlock iPhone 4.2.1/Unlock iPad 4.2.1. After you are jailbroken you must download “snes4iphone” which is located on Cydia.  If you’re unfamiliar with jailbreaking and Cydia please do some reading on our iPhone NERD TREK tutorials and come back when you’re ready. After you have the SNES emulator you’ll need a few roms (games) to test this out with.  Make sure you put the ROMS in the /var/mobile/media/ROMs/ folder. Now for the Wiimote!  Open snes4iphone, go into the options panel, and turn on […]

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  • The following is an interview with Cartographer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Model Scenery Creator Todd Gamble who spent a number of years working for Wizards of the Coast on the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting for Dungeons and Dragons.  For me, he has been a creative influence for many years as well as a positive influence in the small logging town of Snoqualmie.  The quaint city of Snoqualmie is deep in the rain covered Cascade Foothills of Washington State.  It was a pleasure to meet with Todd and take a short journey into his past accomplishments.  Please join us now as we travel into the creative realm of Todd Gamble, artist magnificent! Jon: So, you worked at Wizards of the Coast for […]

    Interview with Todd Gamble: Forgotten Realms Cartographer

    The following is an interview with Cartographer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Model Scenery Creator Todd Gamble who spent a number of years working for Wizards of the Coast on the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting for Dungeons and Dragons.  For me, he has been a creative influence for many years as well as a positive influence in the small logging town of Snoqualmie.  The quaint city of Snoqualmie is deep in the rain covered Cascade Foothills of Washington State.  It was a pleasure to meet with Todd and take a short journey into his past accomplishments.  Please join us now as we travel into the creative realm of Todd Gamble, artist magnificent! Jon: So, you worked at Wizards of the Coast for […]

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