Gamer Mom: Parenting Lessons I Learned From God of War

Gamer Mom: Parenting Lessons I Learned From God of War

I would like to retract my original votes for Geralt of Rivia as No. 1 Sword Dad after playing God of War, aka “Dad of War.” I still love Geralt, but his parenting style is kind of—well, by accident of fate, and he spends a lot of time in search of his daughter. Losing your kids on a regular basis isn’t typically the sign of a good parent. (more…)

Gamer Mom: Lessons in &*^*@# Perseverance

Gamer Mom: Lessons in &*^*@# Perseverance

Once upon a time, I was fighting Jubileus. Bayonetta is by no means an easy game, even with its button-mashing potential, but I accepted the challenge and, one bright, Sunday morning, surrounded by my family, I took on the final boss. (more…)

January Roundtable: New Year’s “Resolutions”

January Roundtable: New Year’s “Resolutions”

Let’s talk about endings!

“But Melissa,” you say, “it’s January! Surely we should be talking about beginnings.”

Nola gave us some delightful wordplay with “resolutions,” and now we’re different than everybody else! So let’s talk about endings. (more…)

Dragon Age 101: A Lorist’s Reading/Watching Guide

Dragon Age 101: A Lorist’s Reading/Watching Guide

The new Dragon Age teaser has got fans all excited, but some people might not really understand why, beyond “OMG DRAGON AGE 4!!!” That might be because they aren’t a Solasmancer or just don’t care about the Dread Wolf’s shenanigans, because they’ve skipped the previous two games to start at Inquisition, or because they may not have realized that there is a whole world of gaming lore beyond the games themselves, thereby missing some of the more intricate details revealed in the brief teaser. (more…)