Gamers are uncommonly attached to the past, a trend that has manifested in kitchy merchandise and rumors that refuse to die. While I can’t pass arbitration on the infatuation in terms of objective value (ego has yet to reach such levels of entitlement), I have noticed that this behavior often obscures newer, more credible releases [...] . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 89: Get With The Times!
The anticipation had filled the night air with magic. I'd invited a few friends over because this was going to be an event too big to enjoy alone. I'd scheduled an entire week's worth of vacation around this night, and a Double Gulp from the local 7-11 ensured that it would be a long and [...] . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 88: Nintendo’s Real Revolution
"Nasal drip". This phrase will be forever lodged in my memory. While I don’t remember too many sermons from my childhood church days, one stands out in particular due to its elegant euphemistic skill. Our minister described a moment from a movie in which an actor accidentally lost some "nasal drip" during a dinner scene [...] . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 87: Infamous’ Small Failures
I heard a story recently that reminded me that behavior is truly relative. Several friends were just hanging out, all playing games on a separate computers and TVs. Upon crashing into a tree in Burnout 3, one guy – who is generally the most relaxed fellow you’d ever meet – chucked his controller into the [...] . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 86: The Reward of Challenging Games
I don’t remember much of my life before age 5. I remember things like counting the dots in the ceiling tiles during nap-time in pre-K, and going to the family night at the local skating rink every Wednesday. I also distinctly remember going to a weird friend’s birthday party. The party itself was a complete wash [...] . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 85: Ghostbusters: How to Adapt a Movie Right
I’m rather pissed that exercise-based games have only just reached prominence. Had these been around in my youth, convincing my parents to get me a game console would’ve been a much easier sell. Thinking about it, I remember reading about an odd exercise bike/Super Nintendo hybrid in one of the early 90’s Nintendo Powers, and [...] . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 84: Wii Fit vs EA Sports Active: Fight!