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  • Do achievements really mean anything?

    Got blasted from both sides on this issue over the last couple of days, and it caused me to think. And you know you hate it when that happens. First, I am catching up on my Game Informer magazines, and read Matt Hegelson's article on why Gamerscore... More
  • Game Over…Dust Is Still Settling…

    I have a pounding headache...just got back to the hotel room with my kids and their 2 teammates. One teammate from New York and one from Kentucky. I have to drop one of them off at Oh Dark Thirty...and the other one later in the morning. The final standings... More
  • Utilitarianism: a little philosophy for your day.

    Okay so I've always been fascinated by the ideas of utilitarianism. It follows the philosophy of "the most happiness for the most people". Sounds great, right? but as always things like this can lead to trying situations and conflicts of... More
  • Gameplay from Captain America video game

    I found this over at one of my favorites sites, Gameplay from the NY con showing the upcoming Captain America video game from Sega. More
  • In-game advertising: hate it? Or REALLY HATE it?

    Activision's Bobby Kotick has been taken to task (Ok, that's putting it mildly) for a lot of the things he's said. It's funny how nobody ever broadcasts the things he says that most gamers actually agree with. One of those statements is... More
  • The Piper's Tavern 10/9: Blog Project, and Happyginger Sponsership Program

    The Piper’s Tavern is Back! Yep that’s right, it been a long time, but its back! I’m going to be making a few announcements with this blog, and announce the Happyginger Sponsorship program! The first announcement is a few community blog... More
  • The Sweet Sweet Review of Rampage by Uwe Boll (I just hope it has nothing to do with the game)

    Great, apparently no video game is franchise is safe from the grip of this vile, and evil man. Oh, what, you mean this movie has nothing to do with a video game franchise? Sorry folks I'll be right back while I actually go watch this movie now. OK... More
  • Gaming with the famous Zophar321 and JoustPong…

    So, my family and I made the 9 hour trek from Virginia to Ohio late last night / early this morning. For my wife and me it's more of a road trip and mini-vacation...but for my son and's an opportunity to hook up with fellow gamers... More
  • TEAMHEADKICK: The REAL deal for video game Rock/Rap music

    (WARNING: explicit language and possible light adult themes, depends on which video you watch.) In the past the internet has seen many raps and other songs from fans of a video game putting time and effort into making a catchy tune and lyrics about said... More
  • Game Developers - In It Just For The Money?

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    I think it's a valid question. With the current trends surrounding video games these days, it seems that all the game developers want is that extra buck. You have all seen the signs. Let's take a look at a couple of them. RELEASE DATES - My thoughts... More
  • What Happened to Music (A short departure from gaming.)

    I like older music, I really do. I would take Jimi Hendrix over Jimmy Eats World, and Rhiannon over Rhianna (haha, a Fleetwood Mac joke,) and here's why. First of all, I just think the musicians today in large lack quality compared to the musicians... More
  • Superhero games and my disappointment.

    Superheroes and games based off of them are nothing new in the world of video games. For as long as I can remember, there has been a new game based off today's superheroes. While they haven't always been received well by gamers and critics alike... More