Gamers all grow up sometime right? Gaming has been a hugely important part of my life for over two decades. I knew eventually life would catch up with me. Having a job and family and eventually moving on from my hobby to pursue a career and other ambitions. The reality is you never have to give anything up at all. Continue reading
It seemed unreal at first. An entire episode of Law & Order SVU dedicated to video games. Well, not really video games but rather the controversies surrounding them. The episode itself shares all of the trademarks of SVU complete with cheesy video game puns. The entire episode lacked nuance and was incredibly disrespectful of the problem and the people facing them. Make no mistake, these are real problems. Continue reading
My journey into gaming started when I was five-years-old when my family got our first gaming console: a Super Nintendo. My love of games has only grown ever since. My gaming habits eventually migrated to PC being exposed to Tomb Raider, Freespace, Half Life, Thief, and the Elder Scrolls series to name a few.
Through my teen years, like many others, had a rough go with school and my home life while not bad still offered little relief in terms of stress. I knew at the end of the day I had gaming to rely on. As the internet became more prevalent I was able to connect with more people who shared my passion.
Microtransaction is a dirty word to most of the gaming community. Many gamers have drawn lines in the sand and grabbed their torches and pitchforks at the very mention of the word. Continue reading