Category: Video Games

“I’ve become kind of emotionally attached to my duck dragons”

Diablo, Zelda, Borderlands … you name it, it all started here! Adventure was my favorite game as a kid on the Atari 2600 and is still a fun game today. It may not have the name recognition of Pac-Man, Space Invaders, or Donkey Kong, but it’s just as important in the history of video games.

Checkout this excellent postmortem with creator Warren Robbinett:

Hearthstone is a heck of a drug …

A couple of weeks ago I discovered the joys and pains of the highly addictive digital card game Hearthstone by the fantasy wizards at Blizzard Entertainment! From the exhilaration of winning with dragons to the bitter lows of having a Ice Block extend the game one more turn only to get your face burned off with a fireball! From the super cool, pop culture referencing V-07-TR-0N to those filthy, toxic, dirtbag, face hunters. The OP wonders of Dr. Boom and his Boom Bots and the cruel twists of fates of the RNG (that’s the Random Number Goddess to you and me.)

And the cards, all those glorious cards! I gotta get all the cards!!! I plunked down for a 40 pack in my journey to catch the metaphorical dragon. Here’s the video of me opening all 40 packs. There’s some ultra rare legendaries in there so check’em out! If you stick around till the end, you’ll even see Roy made up like Grom Hellscream!

Perfect Pixels …

Like the arcade concept of Pixels but rather stick needles in your eyes than watch an Adam Sandler movie? Watch this instead!

I used to watch this back in ’82 when all of today’s cool retro games were cutting edge … (Defender was the Flappy Birds of its day!)