Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Adventures of Lolo series

Adventures of Lolo (Known as Eggerland in most territories) is a series of puzzle games that originated on the MSX, a computer system primarily sold in Japan. Four games in the series were released in the United States: Three for … Continue reading

Puzzle, Video Gaming

League of Legends: Good Game, Poor Community, Greedy Creators

Summary: Maddening defects, awful community and overly expensive custom items don’t mean the game isn’t fun. My roommate Jacob got me into League of Legends last year. I’ve never been good at real-time strategy (I can’t even beat half of … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, League of Legends, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

Curt Schilling and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

My dad, while (justifiably) griping about the excessively negative attitude found in my previous article, showed me something a bit more positive for a change of pace. Curt Schilling is a former baseball star, a field I would normally care … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

On the video game news racket

I just read about this travesty. I can’t imagine what it would be like to do what you love for years (Writing video game reviews), get fired for telling the truth about a poor game, start your own website, get … Continue reading

Politics, Video Gaming

I’m ambivalent about Xenogears.

I am quite ambivalent about Square’s 1998 video game Xenogears . There are times when I think it’s the most beautiful and profound thing on the planet. At others, I find it an infuriating mess of ill-conceived plot twists that … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, This isn't just a video game this is ART you wouldn't understand it you plebian filth, Video Gaming

Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

I love the Dark Sun setting. It takes the standard Tolkien plagiarism that makes up the fantasy genre and just defecates all over it. Gone are the happy elf/dwarf/human versus evil clichés. This is the world of Athas after evil … Continue reading

Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

New Video Games and Game Consoles – Don’t Buy Them Right Away

Don’t buy a console on launch day. Don’t buy a game on launch day. Don’t wait in line like these fools . It’s not worth it and I’ll tell you why. New computer hardware is inevitably overpriced, underpowered, and often … Continue reading

Hardware, Video Gaming

Final Fantasy 1 – The Beginning of Something Good

INEFFECTIVE INEFFECTIVE INEFFECTIVE INEFFECTIVE INEFFECTIVE If you play Square’s (Now Square-Enix) Final Fantasy 1 , you will see this message frequently. This bug only exists in the original NES version, though later versions have the option to keep this irritating … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming