Tag Archive | gaming

This hardcore gamer doesn’t need cheat codes — or a headset 

It was a gray, windy Saturday morning. I was sitting on the living-room couch, focused on a life-or-death situation.  My girlfriend, Ashley, had just gotten out of the shower. She walked into the room wearing a bathrobe, a towel wrapped around her hair. “What are you doing?” she asked. I bit my lower lip, concentrating. […]

‘The Wizard’ filming locations

The 1989 film “The Wizard” is awesome not only for its original Nintendo nostalgia, but also because parts of it were filmed where I grew up. 

Remembering classic text adventure games

PLAYER: Go North. COMPUTER: You can’t go North. PLAYER: Go South. COMPUTER: You can’t go South. PLAYER: Go East. COMPUTER: You can’t go East. PLAYER: Um, OK? Go West then? COMPUTER: I don’t understand Um, OK? Go West then? PLAYER: Go West. COMPUTER: You are in a windswept meadow with knee-high grass. Rolling hills unfold […]