Category Archives: videogames

Losing Interest

When I said that I wanted the Red Wings to exit the playoffs early, I should have known that the universe would take that as a sign to get the Wings all the way to game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, and then to have them lose in a real heartbreaker. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, the universe threw a whole bunch of bad stuff at me right before then, so the Wings’ loss really didn’t affect me that…

Read More »

Gaming Vicariously

After getting my Wii last autumn, I played it a fair bit, especially after I got Wii Fit for it. (Like with my dance games, though, I really don’t think of Wii Fit as “playing a video game” because for me it’s exercise.) As much as I don’t like using my Gamecube controller to play Virtual Console games, there’s no denying that the downloadable games were one of the main selling points of the system to me. I’ve bought more than a handful of Virtual…

Read More »

Suteki

Among the other things that have been put on the back burner of my life lately is video games; after treating myself to a Wii after slogging through that miasma of an election cycle, I pretty much let it collect dust from early February until this past weekend. I’m finishing up my “weekend off” where I didn’t have any real work to do for teaching; tomorrow my classes end and I get final portfolios, and of course those will keep me occupied for the next…

Read More »

Squeamish

I’ve said often that while I’m okay reading horror novels — it’s been about eight years now since I was turned on to Poppy Z. Brite — I don’t care to watch horror films. I grew up in the age of the Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises, and even at an age where I was only concerned about whether or not I liked a film and had barely any conceptions about what made a “good film” and a “bad film,” there…

Read More »

I have a Wii now

Yes, a Wii. I couldn’t help myself, what can I say? I also picked up Wii Fit (which I’d had the chance to play recently) and Super Smash Bros. Brawl (friend code 1075 4346 0459). I’ll try to keep posting here every once in a while, honest. I have to post more of those product links to convince you to buy stuff off of my Amazon.com affiliate account this shopping season. Anyway, it’s Jon Stewart’s birthday, and here it is, your moment of zen, in…

Read More »