Not Every Videogame Should Be Easy

Categories: Games

When I was in third grade the most important thing in the world was whether or not you had a Nintendo or a Sega Genesis. Could you play Sonic or Mario? Friends were all upgrading to the Super Nintendo or the Genesis around that time which wasn’t a big deal because I could play those […]

15 years later: Finally got a Nokia N-Gage

Categories: Electronics, Games

Several weeks ago I took the kids to a local used game shop to see if they had any second-hand copies of Skyrim for the Switch. The boys lost my copy earlier this year and after having switched from PC to Mac I haven’t been able to play it. (Wine isn’t cooperating with Steam, I’ve […]

Getting Started Painting Minis

Categories: Art, Games

So I’ve slowly been working on the vast horde of Reaper Minis we got from the kickstarter earlier this year. I’ve painted maybe three figures before this so I had to go out and get some new brushes and a few washes etc, to get things ready. I even went out and cleaned up/repaired my […]

Backlighting a DMG.

Categories: Electronics, Games

Well well well, it’s been a long time since I’ve opened up an old gameboy and shoved lights into it. I don’t remember why I was even on ebay that day but searching for one thing lead to searching for an OG Nintendo DS console. Those were crazy expensive for what they are, I didn’t […]

DnD For Kids

Categories: Games

I’m not talking about teens so much as the 5-10 year old range here, but you can totally play Dungeons and Dragons with your younger kids. We’ve started games in the last couple years with our boys who were both in elementary school at the time so the following are observations we’ve made during games […]

Reaper Bones 4 Have Arrived!

Categories: Games

Look what has finally arrived in the mail! This kickstarter set from Reaper was created in 2017 and has finally made it here in person. Now, for most kickstarter things, if it takes over a year you might as well just give up on it not happening. However, this is Reaper’s fourth set produced this […]

Not What You Remember

Categories: Games

The grocery stores have had their Easter candy on display for a few weeks now. Every year I check the candy section for the Sweetarts shaped like little chickens, ducks, and bunnies. Most places won’t carry them, but when found I grab a bag. At some point in the last 6-7 years or so they […]

Contest of Champions Arcade Game

Categories: Games

This weekend our friends took us to Dave and Buster’s to eat lunch and test out the MCOC arcade game. We have been playing the mobile game for a few years now so we had to come check out the joystick version. The cabinet is set up like the Injustice fighter game, where you play […]

Haven't been to a real arcade in a long time.

Categories: Games

We’ve gone to a dozen kids parties that featured an arcade section or seen a few cabinets in the corner of a theater, most either have a cash slot or run on the new card reader systems. Don’t get me wrong, the new card system is great for keeping track of tickets earned and keeping […]

GameBoy Zero Pt1

Categories: Electronics, Games

I haven’t had a chance to solder anything since before the baby arrived and have been itching to build something fun. It’s been a while since I played with the old Game Boy’s in the house and after stumbling upon the Game Boy Zero posts on reddit I decided to build one myself. So far I’ve […]