Constant Connectivity

It's no secret that PlayStation Network is an unreliable and insecure mess. Whilst companies like Microsoft have had their fair share of incidents with Xbox Live, PSN historically has had an extremely checkered past. Stolen data such as account passwords, credit cards, and periodic login blips seem to be business as usual. Denial of service [...]

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 [...]