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
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
Growing up in the 80s and the 90s, I had the privilege of living through the era of the Game Boy. This hand-held, monochromatic, functional paperweight gave millions of people around the world an early taste of what gaming would become; an experience that can be taken on the road. I can still hear that…Read more The Power of Dreams
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
Ever since I started writing this devotional I have been challenged to not only look back into gaming’s past but also it's future as well. As I am writing this, the 2019 E3 Expo is only a few days away, and with it comes the promise of new games and hardware, many of which will…Read more Streaming What Matters Most
Have you ever heard the phrase, “glass cannon?” At face value this phrase appears to be very contradictory; after all, there is no way a high explosive can be contained within a glass casing. However, for a gamer, glass cannons are everywhere, and they are not to be underestimated. Most of the time you will…Read more Being Squishy While Being Strong
So, I did something recently that is quite uncharacteristic of myself; I entered into a Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. If I am to be completely honest, I do not really play many video games, and the ones that I do play are rarely competitive. Smash Bros. however, has proven to be one of those competitive…Read more Training to Win!