Dead Cells

A couple months ago? I hadn’t known the gaming terms Metroidvania or roguelike. The former came to my attention after investing an embarrassing amount of hours into Hollow Knight, a beautiful side-scrolling adventure with a (huge) fixed map that requires lots of backtracking as you gain abilities. I’m at a point where frustration of a […]

Clearance Sale

I wanted the shirts that weren’t for sale. In other news I’m not ashamed to admit, I’ve started to play some Destiny 2. It’s much like the first one but maybe more confusing to navigate menus. Once you’re in? It’s a solid way to connect and do something mindless for a few. I think the […]

Neko Atsume

Edie, letting me know there’s already a cat in my life that would appreciate constant refills of her food dish. For news fasting though, Neko Atsume (Wikipedia) is a fine use of spare moments.

Firewatch

I’d been looking forward to this game since the announcement two years ago. As a fan of Panic Software, Olly Moss’ keen design and Jane Ng’s environmental work, I figured it would be a beautiful thing, and it is. I kept pausing in my virtual tracks and taking photographs of the tv to capture the […]

Pokémon tournament

“What’s your favorite card?” I asked. The answer was Gengar. Then the special decks were distributed, these being the big motivating reason to drive an hour and join a Pokémon tournament.

Mille Bornes

Winter weekends are a good reason to dust off games that’ve been sitting on the shelf too long. Cracked open Mille Bornes and gave it a spin. Honestly don’t think I’d played this French road racing card game for decades, though it was a staple with Canasta and Euchre growing up. The game instructions would benefit […]

Masterminding

Megaman X

Hit up the arcade and got comfy with the extensive console collection.