Traveling Down that Road

I recently had the epiphany that, though most of us play video games, I would imagine very few of us know how they work. Putting a cartridge into my Nintendo Switch, I notice just how small those little pieces of plastic and micro-filament are. How is it possible that something so small could generate such…Read more Traveling Down that Road

Look for the Marker

Man, have games gotten big. The closest thing we got to open-world games back in early days of gaming were the old Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs) and Legend of the Zelda titles because they allowed for players to “explore” the environment around them. Unfortunately, exploring looked more like wandering into a conveniently placed cave and…Read more Look for the Marker

When the Best Becomes Old-Hat

Though I am only 36 years old, there are a few items that I have placed on my bucket list, assuming that I live long enough to accomplish all of them. I would love to go and visit the hospital in which I was born, which just happen to be outside of Tokyo, Japan. I…Read more When the Best Becomes Old-Hat

Building It Better Than Minecraft

My children are Minecraft nuts. When the game came out over a decade ago, I thought that it was a simple “Lego” fad that would go away over time, but it has certainly proven everyone wrong. With its 3D and blocky aesthetic, virtual architects all over the world have built some of the most mesmerizing…Read more Building It Better Than Minecraft