When I was younger, I remember people saying that Tetris was just an attempt for Russia to take over the US, and to someone born near the end of the Cold War, the quasi-joke made perfect sense. It makes even more sense now, because… well… how much time have you wasted on one of these games?
My latest “Six of the Best” column is about casual gaming. Read.
Now, I’m not going to spend a bunch of time reminding you to bring underpants and comfortable shoes, but here’s six of the best things you can put in your con bag — by which I mean the bag you carry with you as you meander through the con.
There’s a very high level of trust that goes with letting your social groups collide, especially in the internet age, especially when real names are involved, and especially when people in one social group value their privacy (for whatever reason). The gatekeeper of the social group that uses real names — in this case, the gaming club — has a lot of power.
As I got older (and became a parent), I realized that just bringing a bunch of CDs and tapes wouldn’t be enough for most long car trips. Sometimes, with nothing but the open road ahead and behind you, you need a little more. So here are six of the best things to bring on a long car trip.
I started reaching out, into the only place where I felt truly safe. The internet. Or, more precisely, the parts of the internet where the people I know generally don’t go.
There are those of us who may not have ever flown anywhere — or who have people in our lives who have never flown before.
I like Buffy. I like fanfic. Go ahead and laugh; I don’t care.
I won’t lie — while I’m certainly impressed with brentalfloss’s musical and writing talent, I didn’t love his second album, Bits of Me, as much as I’d hoped to. Whatever came after that was going to impress me, but I wasn’t expecting something on the level of his first album, What If This CD… Had Lyrics?. Flossophy delivers on almost every level: musically, lyrically, and humorously. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves video games, funny music, and, yes, the occasional fart joke.
You are getting paid a good salary to do this job. Have a little pride in your work and spell-check. Do you realize how stupid we all look when you can’t spell “vandalized” or put a space between “in” and “front”?