Tag: video games
What are the Long-Term Effects of Electronics?
As more and more generations learn to use computers, phones, and GPSs from a young age, the population is beginning to see an array of negative medical results. With electronics around every corner and the ability to access them at virtually any time of the day, more and more are seeing the onset of technology-educed […]
Game review: Super Hexagon requires your full attention and brain capacity
Many of the best video games are immersive. They pull us in, disconnect our brains from the real world, and let us pretend, at least for a while, that we are wizards, superheroes, or Italian plumbers. Some game-makers achieve this effect by using fancy graphics or creating expansive, complex environments. Others, like Terry Cavanagh (who […]
Review: Minesweeper for Windows Phone 7
Being the nerd that I am, I was excited to see Minesweeper see a release on WP7. Originally released for the Windows platform in 1990, this version manages to add some nice new features while staying faithful to the original.
Wii 2: A Speculative Look at Nintendo’s Newest Console
For those of you who don’t know, it has been confirmed that Ninendo’s next generation console will be announced at this year’s upcoming E3 expo. The highly anticipated console being revealed is the Wii 2. Sources say that the Wii 2 (code named “Project Cafe”) will be HD and at least as powerful as the […]
How to make your favorite Nintendo characters with Perler beads
If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to assume that you’re either my editor, or a geek/nerd/dork or something in between. Whatever your case, you’re probably like me in that you spend a lot of time on your computer, playing video games, waxing philosophically over the merits of Linux vs. Windows, etc. Sometimes it’s nice […]
Review: Kinect for Xbox 360
[ad name=”Xbox Kinect”] Remember when the PlayStation EyeToy came out? How about the Wii with its ground-breaking motion sensing controls? You can throw those gimmicks out the window, Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 is the new way to play! The Kinect gained huge popularity over the holiday season. Microsoft has finally done motion controls right […]
A Return to Old-School Gaming: Emulators and Retro Games
Back in the early ’90s things were different and, in some ways, better. MC Hammer was lighting up MTV with inflatable pants, Compuserve 3.25″ diskettes were confusing households across the US, and my family’s 66 MHz Pentium PC was a $3500 fiery hellbeast that made the Pentagon as nervous as current-day Wikileaks. And the video […]