May 10

Recently I went with a few friends to check out my favorite Marvel Superhero do his thing in Iron Man 3 – I won’t lie, the movie lover in me enjoyed it…  It was a nice love story. I got so caught up in the whirlwind of Pepper and Tony’s love that I didn’t realize how far the Iron Man himself had swayed from the one I grew up with. The original Iron Man was created for a specific reason–like most super heroes that helped to push war propaganda–but to the kids buying and reading the comic books he was something to look up to. Tony Stark may have had an invincible suit of armor at his disposal but he was one of the most vulnerable heroes of the Avengers. His injured heart that was ravaged with shrapnel was spared due to friendship and ingenuity…. [Read more]

Apr 11

Games and gamers have always been unfairly targeted for violence, witchcraft and whatever else stirs the pot in conservative conversation. After all we’re just a bunch of fat, jobless losers right? We learn to kill, rape and jack vehicles from video games right? Of course not, but we have learnt a few tricks from games even when we don’t acknowledge it. Have you ever sat back and thought about what practical skills video games have taught you? Well we have and made a list of the things that we owe to our beloved past-time. Perseverance  For all the dying, continuing and researching how to get better, I have to say that gaming teaches perseverance like nothing else. We clown those among us who give up and run for a cheat code but applaud a god that has memorized the bullet patterns in Radiant Silvergun in order to maneuver it flawlessly and embarrass the game. We… [Read more]

Apr 09

What would happen if the zombie apocalypse occurred while you were at work and you were stuck with 3 coworkers to survive and possibly find a livable future for the world? My coworkers and I started a game of this awhile back and it amazed me how it forced us to focus on the strengths of everyone in our office in order to pick our individual teams. The breakdowns were amazing as some people even chose one person to be possible zombie bait in case the camp got overrun. Some chose the office hawte (in case they needed to repopulate the earth) and quite a few picked people who they knew hunted, fished, or loved the great outdoors in general. The interesting part about this exercise was that all of us remembered who it was we picked for our teams and why, even months down… [Read more]

Apr 02

One cannot ask the question of whether a human can love an android without first asking “what is wrong with a human woman”? The 2 questions go hand in hand because they echo the logic that we as human beings have when someone dares to break the mold of normalcy and venture out into unfamiliar territory. Take for instance the issues we have had with race relations and interracial dating – you fall in love with a girl from group C when you are a member of group B and some of the hardcore girls from group B will begin to ask what is so wrong with them that you went out of your way for a C. See my point? To mainstream Android loving the world would beg for some logic to explain our need to even go there. In the world of Science… [Read more]

Feb 12

If there is any one character in the entire Star Wars universe more disappointing to me it’s Master Yoda everyone’s beloved little Lannik. Yoda is brought across as the epitome of everything good yet as a leader he was nothing more than a fat coward who got extremely comfortable in his position as grandmaster. Men should try NOT to be like Master Yoda as opposed to emulating him for many reasons. Sure he gave great anecdotes, had inherently good intentions, but when it came time to act he chose instead to run even after his order was wiped out. A Captain always goes down with the ship, a God King rides at the forefront of the cavalry, and Samurai Lords fall on their swords rather than be disgracefully taken captive by their rivals. Even in old kung fu movies the master Abbots of the Shaolin… [Read more]

Dec 12
sick gamer

It all started when I was playing 007 on the Nintendo 64 with my friends… it was a slow, growing feeling of nausea and I couldn’t understand where it was coming from. Before long I had to stop playing, I couldn’t even watch them play as I went into the bathroom to wash my face and gather my thoughts. What had I eaten? This became a constant question whenever I would get sick while playing games; I always thought it was my diet and not the games themselves. See, after years of playing, getting sick, and avoiding the type of games that made me sick (FPS) I learned that I had a condition called Simulator Sickness. Simulator Sickness Similar to motion sickness, this illness comes about due to the brain thinking that the individual is poisoned. Yes you read that correctly, see your eyes see… [Read more]

Aug 29
librarian hawte

Dark hair pulled back in a bun with glasses, and a cute shape is the abstract… she has on a formal business suit (skirt of course) which shows enough leg to let you know that there is fire hidden under that guise. Does this woman even exist anymore? Has she ever existed? The job title is one that no longer has the backdrop of a million tomes and the mysterious desk where she sits; ready to scold us for being too loud or give us a stern look while peering over her glasses. Today’s librarians are regular guys and gals, some being kids doing a side-job to get through school or earn extra money. The hot librarian has become a fantasy of adult movies and raunchy short stories. But when I think about it, the librarian and the “hot teacher” are the same creature aren’t… [Read more]

Aug 08
ladies trolling

Internet Troll: In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. (from: Wikipedia.com) Trolling can be a ton of fun (when you yourself play the part of troll), but for the clueless, emotional victims that fall for it, trolling can be frustrating and embarrassing. Having done my fair share of trolling on many online venues, I find that the game of hunter vs. the hunted is skewed so far left that it really isn’t fun anymore to sucker someone into a heated debate. If I drop some nonsense on Facebook about religion, politics, or Lolo Jones, I can get 100 simple people foaming at the mouth, ready to “speak… [Read more]