Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category

The Unfinished Pile

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Since it’s Labor Day again, I’ve decided to put forth my efforts and reduce the number of games that are sitting here in various stages of completion. I’ve decided to fire up my DS, GBA, Wii, and PC so I can simultaneously progress in Final Fantasy V, Luminous Arc, Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Heroes of Might and Magic V respectively. That should make a reasonably-sized dent in it, only noticeable if you look at it just so.

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Since today’s the day we celebrate out independence down here in the States, I thought it only fitting that I spend some time with Battalion Wars. It cost a pittance, I just had to fish it out of the bargain bin at my local Circuit City. I can’t think of a better way to spend this holiday than getting involved in a simulated military skirmish and blowing simulated things up.

EDIT: I also apparently decided to celebrate with spelling errors. Fixed.

Canada Day

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

As today is Canada Day, I’ve immersed myself in Canadian culture by spending some time with the original Neverwinter Nights and eating only Canadian foods. There’s no place for me to get poutine near here, so that pretty much left pizza with Canadian bacon.

There are worse ways to celebrate international holidays.

“How Killing People With My Dad Improved Our Relationship”

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

I can’t really relate to the subject matter, but Gamasutra’s running an article about playing video games with dads and how they help the old bonding process.

“When I was a kid we got an Atari 2600 for Christmas one year, and my dad and I used to spend hours competing with each other in games like Asteroids, Chopper Command, and Galaga. We had a great time, and later when emulators became common, we even revisited some of those old competitions and had a great time doing it. So I knew my dad enjoyed playing video games, and yet I hadn’t been able to interest him in playing modern video games.”


Giving Thanks

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

It’s the third Thursday in November. Here in the States that means I’m taking the day off from administering the site and I’ll be gorging myself on baked birds and smashed tubers coated with a flavorful sauce.

Back on Friday, please try to not break anything.