Blog: Pump Up the Jams – 05/06/20

With all the free time I've had lately, I found myself listening to more and more music.  Whether it's just leaving Spotify open while I work, or purposefully seeking out some tunes, it's been more present in my life lately than it has in years.  With that said, I'd like to share a little bit of what I've been listening to recently...

Blog: Absolute Terror – 04/29/20

Being in the house as much as I've been lately has been rough enough as is, but a recent event reminded me of how fragile my situation really is.  These days I'm pretty much exclusively relying on my PC to do everything for me.  It's my media center, my social platform, my gaming station and the place where I do my homework.  A few days ago the power went out for a moment and took my computer down with it, leading me to have a minor crisis that I eventually emerged from...

Blog: Late Celebration – 04/22/20

Has it really been two years since I launched the blog on this website?  No, it hasn't been actually.  We reached that milestone over a month ago, specifically on March 13th, but only really remembered it just now thanks to the whirlwind nightmare that's been 2020 thus far.  But let's not dwell on that for a moment, because I want to thank you all for sticking with me for this long...

Blog: Truck Yeah – 04/15/20

One of the things I've missed the most during this tumultuous period we're living through, is just going outside and driving places.  Nowadays, the only driving I really do is going to the supermarket to brave the hordes.  I miss miss driving places, so that's why I've taken the next logical step and started playing more driving games.  Particularly, I've been playing American Truck Simulator, a game that reminds me of my trucking days that definitely existed and aren't just a false memory implanted in my mind thanks to weeks of isolation...

Blog: All the Time in the World – 04/08/20

So here we are, week 46 of social distancing, with nothing but time on our hands to finally do all of those things we so desperately wanted to do but never had the opportunity.  Yet even with all of this time to pursue passion projects, I can't seem to find the motivation to start anything, and end up sinking into a more comfortable, time-killing routine...

Blog: The Doctor is In – 04/01/20

There are some games that are just evergreen and remain a part of your life well after you're done playing them.  For my generation, games like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Earthbound, and so on and so forth, usually occupy a spot on their list.  While those games are all well and good, I'd like to talk about a certain game that's managed to weasel its way back into my life in a major way... 

Blog: Perpetual Motion – 03/25/20

There's this particular cadence and pace of game releases that's only increased over the years that's made covering games a more selective and less complete experience.  Covering everything is a fruitless endeavor that only leads to a jaded outlook on games along with a healthy does of burnout.  I bring this up only because I noticed a handful of the games I missed out on last year were on sale, but I had no desire to dip into them now...

Blog: Quarantine – 03/18/20

Who could have imagined things were going to turn out the way they have?  From social distancing to quarantines, curfews and event cancellations, I can safely say I did not see this coming when I celebrated the New Year a little over 3 months ago.  So here I am, doing my part to distance myself from everyone else, bored out of my mind and desperately trying to not succumb to cabin fever...

Blog: Chase Your Bliss – 03/11/20

For various reasons, a few weeks back I found myself putting some time into what might be one of the longest running live games, World of Warcraft.  The quick and dirty is that I was looking for a way to engage with my friends who fell down a WoW hole, and I hoped I could brave those depths with them.  It did not work out...