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  • My Franchise Favorites

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    Think sports fans aren’t geeks? Quit kidding yourself. If you spend your free time tracking the statistical minutiae of third down conversion percentages, buying fantasy football strategy guides, and breaking down the pros and cons of stacking nine... More
  • Famous Zombies I’ve Met & Bad Captions

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    The Minnesota Zombie Pub Crawl was filled with lots of freaks – after all Game Informer was there. Check out some of the crazy nerd costumes I saw while I was there. Tomorrow I'll post an account of my personal experiences from the night. There... More
  • In Defense of the Imperfect 10

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    Review scores almost always generate controversy...or at least mild outrage. Whether a reviewer heaps hate on your favorite franchise (probably Sonic), or loves a game you think is unplayable, at some point you have probably taken issue with a review... More
  • What I've Been Watching: Let's Play Cat Mario

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    TV shows about video games -- heck, video programming about games in general -- have always struggled to find an audience. The common argument goes something like this: Gamers would rather be playing games than watching stuff about them or watching other... More
  • Rest in Peace: Dickie Peterson of Blue Cheer

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    Man...it's been a terrible year for deaths in music, and today brings us more sad news. Dickie Peterson, the founding bassist and vocalist of the legendary heavy rock band Blue Cheer, died today after a long battle with cancer. If you know Blue Cheer... More
  • Tips For Halo 3: ODST's Firefight Mode

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    These tips for Halo 3: ODST's Firefight mode won't transform you into the Master Chief, but they'll definitely make you appear less pathetic when playing with your friends.

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  • Facebook Games Actually Worth Playing

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    For this month’s issue I did a one page article discussing the games of Facebook. It was the first feature I wrote for Connect, and in that sense, I enjoyed it. What I didn’t enjoy as much though, was the never-ending string of crappy games... More
  • Meagan’s Take On Zombie Pub Craw V: It’s Starting to Stink

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    I’m already looking forward to next year’s Zombie Pub Crawl …it’s that much fun. The first time I attended was three years ago. As nerdyness infuses almost everything I do, my friends and I always try to work something video game... More
  • If You Play Video Games, This AARP Video Might Give You An Aneurysm

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    Since its release, the Wii has popped up in nursing homes across the country. That's all well and good, but disaster strikes whenever the elderly attempt playing a game with controls more complex than "hey, swing this thing grandpa."

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  • Zombie Pub Crawl 2009: A Left 4 Dead Hunter's Diary

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    October 4th, Woke up today with a bad cough. My fever is getting a lot worse. It’s already hit 102. I supposed met up with Meagan and some of the others today to get supplies. I wasn’t sure I was feeling up for it. I went anyway, even at the... More
  • "What do we want? Brains!" Zombie Pub Crawl 2009

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    This weekend was the first time I had ever been part of a themed pub crawl. Our group met up at my apartment early afternoon. My bathroom was packed with zombies applying makeup and blood effects. The rest of us hung out in the living room and played... More
  • Valkyria Chronicles Is Awesome And You Should Play It

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    I reviewed Valkyria Chronicles when it came out in November 2008. I gave it a score of 8.5 (which I consider a very good score), but there was a problem: In a crowded holiday season full of games like Fable II, Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet, Fallout 3... More