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The Gamers' Midlife Crisis

I was catching up on my magazine reading the other day - yeah, I actually read physical magazines because I'm old and I get distracted reading them on screens - and I came across this article in the latest Wired .

I've never been much for watching vlogs like this, but the guy's "character," "NES...

Project in Detail: CoN World Cup

I've been a soccer player for the vast majority of my life, but my path to being a soccer fan was a slower one. That's something for some other blog, probably. But over at the Caves of Narshe, still my primary online community, there have been over the years a lot of folks who have been soccer fans just like me, and a fair amount of banter around the Beautiful Game, as they say.

There's actually more crossover between...

Netflix Makes Up Genres. You Should Too!

I stumbled across this while over the holidays, linked from some article that some friend posted on Facebook. I don’t recall what I saw on Facebook, which means this is almost certainly more interesting, if for no other reason than the amusing generator at the top .

And, of course, there's the image posted here...

Anyway, the methodology that the author used to piece together the information is intensive but also pretty clever. That’s...

Minecraft as Livestock Slaughter Simulator

I first tried Minecraft over three years ago, back when the beta was still pretty new. Having taken a good year and a half away from it, I finally got back around to loading it up again this weekend. It remains a great game, even though to an extent I miss the simplicity of the earlier versions compared to the breadth of the game as it is now. My daughter, meanwhile, grew from an infant to a toddler in my time away from the game; along the way, she developed a love for screen time, first with Final Fantasy XIII, and later with Curious George and games on our smartphones and tablets that...

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