Why JRPGs Infuriate Me

I want to like role playing games, or more specifically, Japanese role playing games. Final Fantasy is the most popular property in that genre and I have friends who cherish many of the games in the series. Recently I’ve tried numerous games to try and wet my appetite, but none of them have really grabbed […]

The Ritual

With no alarm set, the stillness of the afternoon air wakes me. Bleary-eyed, attempts to move my upper body fail me. Shifting around with what feels like dead weight pressing down, I recall every last ounce of will, this time my brain cooperating with the rest of my body. Removing the many layers of winter […]

Miami Connection

I feel a swell of nostalgia for the grandiose action hero genre of the 80s. Growing up in an era of film where martial arts, ninjas, drug lords, muscle bound heroes, and neon lights where the norm was something I didn’t truly appreciate until adulthood. I keep coming back to this genre, even though most […]

Thoughts on PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now, a new streaming game service in open beta, is a grand concept in its infancy. The technology behind it has been in the works for a number of years. If you told me just three years ago that we would be able to play graphically rich games, streaming over broadband, I would have […]