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.

SNES’ing

I went to my storage closet, the place where I keep: Christmas decorations tools camping stuff seasonal clothes wrapping paper binders full of compact discs bulk items from Costco I’ll dole out in small parcels (toilet paper, paper towels) boxes for electronics memorabilia old videogame systems and a WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF I REALLY DON’T […]

Battlefront

The video game I’m most excited for this fall just unleashed a beta for a limited time to whet the whistles of the masses. It’s pretty awesome to see these landscapes, ships and characters rendered so well on the today’s relatively powerful consoles. Too nice outside to devote much time shooting blasters, but man I am looking […]

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