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  • In just a few short years the App Store has quickly garnered the attention of gamers everywhere. From the hundreds of ports of classic games to the original titles that proliferate that little blue icon on your phone or tablet. The App Store is home to some truly spectacular games. While Angry Birds and Draw Something are the App Store’s monoliths, the world of RPGs on your iOS device also serves up some pretty remarkable gaming experiences. While the App Store boasts more apps filed under the RPG heading than I care to count, sadly, most are thinly veiled attempts to get you to spend a few bucks on something that is subpar to the few gems that really shine […]

    iOS Role-Playing Games Worth Playing

    In just a few short years the App Store has quickly garnered the attention of gamers everywhere. From the hundreds of ports of classic games to the original titles that proliferate that little blue icon on your phone or tablet. The App Store is home to some truly spectacular games. While Angry Birds and Draw Something are the App Store’s monoliths, the world of RPGs on your iOS device also serves up some pretty remarkable gaming experiences. While the App Store boasts more apps filed under the RPG heading than I care to count, sadly, most are thinly veiled attempts to get you to spend a few bucks on something that is subpar to the few gems that really shine […]

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  • If you’ve heard the name, but never played the game, than this review is for you.  Before I delve into a lengthy description let me state this for the record: To date, this is the best boardgame I have ever played! That said, the Lords of Waterdeep board game sat, wrapped in cellophane upon my game shelves for almost two months before we finally decided to crack it open.  I think the terrible cover art kept scaring me away, I’m sorry but I hail from the days of Larry Elmore and Jeff Easley.  Anyway, I finally gathered the courage to tear away the slick cellophane skin, and that’s what matters. Cracking open the box was a pleasure, albeit a bit […]

    Lords of Waterdeep

    If you’ve heard the name, but never played the game, than this review is for you.  Before I delve into a lengthy description let me state this for the record: To date, this is the best boardgame I have ever played! That said, the Lords of Waterdeep board game sat, wrapped in cellophane upon my game shelves for almost two months before we finally decided to crack it open.  I think the terrible cover art kept scaring me away, I’m sorry but I hail from the days of Larry Elmore and Jeff Easley.  Anyway, I finally gathered the courage to tear away the slick cellophane skin, and that’s what matters. Cracking open the box was a pleasure, albeit a bit […]

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  • Video Games with the Best Replay Value There are games that no matter how old bring me back to play them time and time again. Each time I play I find new things that make them fresh and exciting. On the other side of things there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of video games I have played part way through, quit, and never returned to because I just got bored or they were repetitive and I just lost interest. Most games don’t hold my attention long enough to become classics that I want to play again years later, so this list is very important to me as I will continue to replay these games for the rest of my […]

    Best Replay Value – Top 10 Video Games

    Video Games with the Best Replay Value There are games that no matter how old bring me back to play them time and time again. Each time I play I find new things that make them fresh and exciting. On the other side of things there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of video games I have played part way through, quit, and never returned to because I just got bored or they were repetitive and I just lost interest. Most games don’t hold my attention long enough to become classics that I want to play again years later, so this list is very important to me as I will continue to replay these games for the rest of my […]

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  • As I have grown older I find myself in situations where some of the slang being thrown around has become alien to me.  A big part of this might be the fact that I refused to ever play WOW (World of Warcraft) and a lot of new slang has spawned (pun intended) from that game.  My refusal to ever touch the game didn’t come for a dislike for MMORPGs, Fantasy worlds, or video games in general.  The reason I did not want to partake in WOW was the great number of friends I had that did play and ceased to exist in reality with the rest of us.  They stopped coming to real life RPG sessions like Dungeons and Dragons […]

    Understanding Gamer Slang

    As I have grown older I find myself in situations where some of the slang being thrown around has become alien to me.  A big part of this might be the fact that I refused to ever play WOW (World of Warcraft) and a lot of new slang has spawned (pun intended) from that game.  My refusal to ever touch the game didn’t come for a dislike for MMORPGs, Fantasy worlds, or video games in general.  The reason I did not want to partake in WOW was the great number of friends I had that did play and ceased to exist in reality with the rest of us.  They stopped coming to real life RPG sessions like Dungeons and Dragons […]

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  • Here’s a list of video games that I’d like to see more information on, if I’m not already anxiously awaiting the release.  Most of them come out by the end of the year 2011, but there are a couple early previews for 2012…   Assassins Creed: Revelations The city looks beautiful.  This game takes place in Constantinople after the events of Brotherhood.  You’ll be looking for 5 keys to unlock the library.  Eighty-five percent of the city is sloped.  Zip lines utilizing the new hook blade are often used since the city is so sloped.  The hook blade is vicious.  It’s really cool.  You can tear into people and finish enemies with some interesting moves using the hook blade.  You can use a smoke bomb and “Eagle Sense” (like eagle […]

    Upcoming video games 2011

    Here’s a list of video games that I’d like to see more information on, if I’m not already anxiously awaiting the release.  Most of them come out by the end of the year 2011, but there are a couple early previews for 2012…   Assassins Creed: Revelations The city looks beautiful.  This game takes place in Constantinople after the events of Brotherhood.  You’ll be looking for 5 keys to unlock the library.  Eighty-five percent of the city is sloped.  Zip lines utilizing the new hook blade are often used since the city is so sloped.  The hook blade is vicious.  It’s really cool.  You can tear into people and finish enemies with some interesting moves using the hook blade.  You can use a smoke bomb and “Eagle Sense” (like eagle […]

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  • Have you ever played “Chutes ‘n’ Ladders” or “Tic-tac-toe”? Of course you have. If so, you know why the world is a safer place. And you’re to blame for all that’s wrong with America. Have you ever played “Cops ‘n’ Robbers” or “Cowboys ‘n’ Indians”? Of course you have. If so, you know why we can say “f*ck” in almost any conversation, but we face the gallows figuratively if we say the “N-word”.  And you’re to blame for the intolerance of America.  (Ironically, the Editor censored specific words within this piece driving the author’s point home!) Have you ever played “Monopoly” or “Life”? Of course you have. If so, you know why Bernie Madoff made off with so much money […]

    Running with Scissors. Cars with Fins. Fun with Games.

    Have you ever played “Chutes ‘n’ Ladders” or “Tic-tac-toe”? Of course you have. If so, you know why the world is a safer place. And you’re to blame for all that’s wrong with America. Have you ever played “Cops ‘n’ Robbers” or “Cowboys ‘n’ Indians”? Of course you have. If so, you know why we can say “f*ck” in almost any conversation, but we face the gallows figuratively if we say the “N-word”.  And you’re to blame for the intolerance of America.  (Ironically, the Editor censored specific words within this piece driving the author’s point home!) Have you ever played “Monopoly” or “Life”? Of course you have. If so, you know why Bernie Madoff made off with so much money […]

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  • When I was a child, I was fascinated by clocks. They told time. Now, what they told it, I have never figured out, but I was curious nonetheless. Times back then had names… bath time, nap time, lunch time… but you can’t call back the time once it goes by. But the coaches in football games could call time. Again, I couldn’t figure out what they called it… or what it would say if it answered. My folks took time to read to me. They took time for dinner. They gave me time out, and mom whiled away the time on the phone. I didn’t see any time on it in the first place. But according to the newscasts, criminals […]

    Where did the time go?

    When I was a child, I was fascinated by clocks. They told time. Now, what they told it, I have never figured out, but I was curious nonetheless. Times back then had names… bath time, nap time, lunch time… but you can’t call back the time once it goes by. But the coaches in football games could call time. Again, I couldn’t figure out what they called it… or what it would say if it answered. My folks took time to read to me. They took time for dinner. They gave me time out, and mom whiled away the time on the phone. I didn’t see any time on it in the first place. But according to the newscasts, criminals […]

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  • It happened again. As Charlie Brown used to say, in the Peanuts strip, “I can’t stand it”. It completely drives me crazy when anyone asks: “So, what do you do for a living?” The question is innocuous enough, and not meant to be other than the kind associated with small talk and introductions.  Small talk shouldn’t be this hard. The person asking has probably just told me they are plumber, a teacher, an associate executive merchandising division manager. Those terms are all fairly easily digestible, and go down easy, like the weather or the traffic coming into town today. My answers always seem to shift from the shallow to the deeper end of the conversation pool in an instant. “Oh, […]

    By way of Introduction

    It happened again. As Charlie Brown used to say, in the Peanuts strip, “I can’t stand it”. It completely drives me crazy when anyone asks: “So, what do you do for a living?” The question is innocuous enough, and not meant to be other than the kind associated with small talk and introductions.  Small talk shouldn’t be this hard. The person asking has probably just told me they are plumber, a teacher, an associate executive merchandising division manager. Those terms are all fairly easily digestible, and go down easy, like the weather or the traffic coming into town today. My answers always seem to shift from the shallow to the deeper end of the conversation pool in an instant. “Oh, […]

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