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

Being Squishy While Being Strong

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

Remember the Fallen, Leaving a Legacy

The great theologian Thomas Campbell once said, “To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die.” This last weekend marked the unofficial kickoff date for summer as families gathered with one another to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country they love. Memorial Day Weekend is known for…Read more Remember the Fallen, Leaving a Legacy

All That Glitters is Gil and Garbage

It is said that money makes the world go round. Money, cash, cheddar, “the big green,” whatever you want to call it, is certainly important in this world, but I would hardly call it the most important thing on this spinning marble. I will admit, however, that the absence of money appears to have more…Read more All That Glitters is Gil and Garbage