A Gen Xers Top 20 Video Game List






Get out that David Bowie record and grab a can of Jolt Cola because it’s time to rank my Top 20 all-time favorite video games. The rankings are based on qualities like story, playability, cultural influence, immersion, creativeness, and a happiness quotient roughly calculated using memories/age * 1.023MHz * (1 KB/1980). This is for my […]

Weekend 324.0 (Old Trafford)






(1) Giving that historic WIN at Old Trafford some perspective (#WeMarchOn). (2) Card Games: Touring from Winning Moves Games (3) Kingdom Hearts III???? (The Know It All: January 9, 2015) Credit: Bear (4) A quote from Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon: “…yet there is no avoiding time, the sea of time, the sea of memory […]

Weekend 255.0 (Content Outline)






On the heels of a rather brutal week at work, two industry-affirming articles from the journal: (1a) Bordellos for the Brain: The ups and (mostly) downs of conference mania (1b) At the Side of an Expert Exhibitionist: Museum planner and exhibition designer Melanie Ide starts the creative process with “total immersion” in her subject matter, […]

Tomorrowland & Sim City






Disney Stops Thinking About Tomorrow “Walt Disney’s first version of Tomorrowland came to life in 1955. The attractions were geared towards the space age, and towards the future of transportation that Disney believed scientists of his time were about to create. The imaginary world was intended to ‘give you an opportunity to participate in adventures […]

Weekend 252.0






(1) No monk is an island but there is snow in the forecast this weekend so; (a) Wall Street Journal, (b) Wall Street Journal Magazine, (c) Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, (d) MONOCLE, (e) Bicycle Times, (f) Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughes, (g) Round 5 of the FA Cup, […]

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!






Fun and retro. I’m an older gamer and this title (in terms of gameplay) has been compared to The Legend of Zelda (and if you can find the collectors edition similar to Ultima IV in terms of packaging). The other franchise/series I enjoy is Kingdom Hearts but those titles (particularly Birth by Sleep and Dream […]