I called Link Zelda the first time I played the game. (more…)
I was handed a Game Boy, grey and bulky with purple buttons and big enough to be classified as some sort of bludgeoning tool or weapon nowadays. I’d probably need a briefcase just to carry the thing around. However it was the first of many hand-me-downs from my older siblings, and one I didn’t let go of for quite some time. They gave me a few games as well, but the first one I ever pressed the Start button for, was Tetris. (more…)
My grandmother was an engineer for Southern Bell (a predecessor of Bellsouth/ATT). My mother worked as a Help Desk operator for IBM for several years. So, I come by a love of computers honestly. However, for the first few years of my gaming life I only operated on a SNES, the controller like an extension of my short, chubby fingers. Watching certain children now I can believe that I was a better gamer when I was small. The reflexes are faster, the mind willing to consider so many possibilities in solving puzzles, the determination like some terrible fixation. Even still, it was a whole new world when we finally got our own PC and I was allowed to navigate the digital world with mouse and keyboard.
While my aunt immediately took to The Sims, a game I would eventually racked up hundreds of hours on, I fell into the world of side-scrolling adventure games. The one that solidified my future as a PC gamer was Torin’s Passage. (more…)
In the first grade, I set out with the ambitious goal to write my first novel. (more…)
Get yourself a glass of something fine. Get a blanket. Draw your chair up close to the computer screen. If you’re brave, you can turn off the light.
Also, you need to become six years old. Can you do that? In your mind? (more…)