How come whenever a bunch of scientists are stranded on a remote space station, they never leave some lights on before they all die mysteriously?

What I’ve Been Playing (Summer 2013)

Summers here in New England are a frantic time, wherein we attempt to compress 12 months of outdoor fun into 3  months of nice weather. (And of course by “nice” I mean, “oscillating between frigid, torrential rain and humid, 100+ degree heat”.) I’ve never been to Old England, but I can only assume the weather there…

What I’ve Been Playing: The Feel-Good Edition

We’re well into 2013 (actually, it’s about 4% over at this point), and that means somehow I made it through another holiday season. That previous statement is a bit disingenuous… saying “somehow I made it through” implies that I didn’t knowingly leverage my other responsibilities (such as work and home repair) to escape from the…

What I’ve Been Playing

October has been a hell of a month. First of all, on October 20th I completed the Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon, and (with the help of some very generous friends) raised $1,462 for Boston Children’s Hospital. Other exciting events included catching a debilitating stomach virus during which I literally lost a week down the…

What I’ve Been Playing

Make a Donation! October is going to be a great month for gaming. Not only am I looking forward to the releases of Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Assassin’s Creed III, I’m also eagerly anticipating the 24-hour video game marathon I’m doing on Saturday, October 20th as part of the Extra Life 2012 charity event,…

What I’ve Been Playing

After a July full of PC gaming, I returned last month to the comfortable embrace of my Xbox and Nintendo 3DS. Let’s look at some of the titles I checked out during August. Dark Souls (Xbox 360) With no new titles immediately demanding my attention, I began last month’s gaming by returning to an older…

What I’ve Been Playing

Summer is one of the toughest times in the childhood of a video gamer. Even back when I was in elementary school, I remember lamenting the cutting irony of the fact that summer vacation arrived (a) well after I had thoroughly exhausted all interest in whatever game I’d gotten for Christmas, (b) well before my…

What I’ve Been Playing

As I’ve mentioned in the past (and as known by anyone who has had the misfortune of meeting me personally), I love criticizing things. Unfortunately, the writing of game reviews brings with it a host of other problems, and since I started blogging I’ve noticed that my gaming habits have changed significantly. These days I almost exclusively…