A Return

The last time this blog was updated, I was in a very different place. Seriously! I was living in a different place, I had a different job, and I was unmarried. Things have really changed, and any writing on here will probably be altered as well. Video games are still important in my life/development, but…

Dammit, Just Play This! – Halo 4

There are very few times when I get to renege on a long held belief; something deeply rooted that for some reason I eventually came to see as completely inane. It took a full night of research, about five hours of YouTube videos, and sixteen hours (and counting) of audiobooks. What revelation did I come…

Dammit, Just Play This – McPixel

What made me obsessively play this seemingly stupid game? This question doesn’t come from a place of wanting understand something grand about the human condition; it is more of an exploration of how interactive media can hook a player through repetition or seemingly nothing at all. In the medium of games, this is actually a…

The Friend Zone

Hiya! Long time no see. Remember how I said how this blog thing would not have a schedule? Yeah, I wasn’t lying. I am not too good at the whole “keeping to a schedule” thing. But, being disgustingly late with articles is better than no articles; or at least that is how I see it….

Dammit, Just Play This! – Rocksmith

Here we are! Another installment of DJPT! Acronyms are cool and catchy, which I why I use them. Today’s focus is out of the ordinary. When coming up with this games to talk about in this series, I am leaning heavily into singleplayer experiences with a focus on storytelling. I love a good story, and…

Dammit, Just Play This! – The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

It has been a while! I have had this blog for a month and a bit and only put up one article. Maybe I should have a set schedule… Nah! So, this article is going to be the first of many in the “Dammit, Just Play This!” series. My goal for these ramblings focuses more…

The Meaning of “Heavy”

Last night, I got to see one of my musical heroes: Mr. Devin Townsend. Speaking about his many talents (guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, comedian etc.) would be unnecessary. All one needs to do is listen to this. “Heaven Send” comes from Townsend’s 2009 album Ki, which severely departs from Addicted (also released in 2009).  Devin tends to take hard swings…