C'mon, Baby, I Need to Breed

I'm not sure whether I'm teasing gamers, mutants, or the designers of console controllers in this comic. I don't harbor any ill feelings toward any of them. Perhaps it's more of a celebration of all three. Yeah, that's it. It's a Labor Day (Labour Day for our Canadian friends) celebration of interactive entertainment, Darwinian genetics, and industrial design!

The Missing Diplomat

Once again my addic - *cough* hobby has spawned a work of fiction.   Ronsy's a bit older now, a bit wiser, and a lot more dangerous.  This is based on, but not intended to accurately represent, my questing experiences in the World of Warcraft Beta. Enjoy!

Gamer With Job

I have nothing to say about video games here.  Today is a hard day for me.  It is my last day as a stay-at-home dad.  When IÂ've talked on this topic in the past IÂ've tried to have something clever to say, or some anecdote to make, or at least tied my thoughts awkwardly into the illusion of a general point.  IÂ'm not so sure IÂ've got that this time.  In th

August 30th - September 5th

Pardon the late start this week, I was wrapped up in the Tribes: Vengeance beta until about 10PM and then Reaper demanded I join them for a little Joint Ops action which ended up going until after 1AM. We had a great time with some of the Tactical Gamers folks and totally dominated the maps we played.

They Had that Horny Squirrel, Right?

I'm posting my special Back-to-School edition of Infinite Lives so you can check it out, now that the server's back up. I'll comment on it a bit later.

Welcome Back Perverts!

I've got to be honest. I've been looking forward to writing this article for nearly a year, ever since a casual conversation with Sway last November sent me swimming into the maleficent database of search terms that have brought some peculiar people to our humble site, which culminated in the article Welcome Perverts.

GamerDad Long Shot

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of visiting, GamerDad is a site right up our personal alley; lots of insightful editorials, clever writers, and original points of view. Not precisely a site just about parentage, any more than we are a site about employment, their monicker is, like ours, a statement of perspective.

Punches, 'Puters and Purpose.

Watching the Olympics, I'm reminded of one of my own brief forays into exercise: two years spent learning Tai Chi Chuan, a Chinese martial art I bought into physically, mentally and financially. During my study I ended up buying soft-soled martial arts shoes, kickboxing trousers, metal and wooden sabres and books on the art's applications and concepts.
Games Convention 2004 in Leipzig/Germany – after attending the GC for the first time in 2003 (as reported here and here) I was really looking forward to participating on the exhibitor side of things. And unlike last year I was there for the whole 4 days.

Rome: Total War Demo

I have a vewy good fwiend in Wome named "Biggus Dickus." A very good friend indeed do gamers have in Creative Assembly and Wome.. I mean Rome: Total War. Checking the game out at E3 and talking to one of the developers about it had me so involved I briefly stopped feeling the waves of despair roiling off the booth babe lying on the couch behind me.

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