Digital Drafts Spooky Games Month -Preferred Ghouls and Ghosts of the SNES Classic

It’s coming. On a chill wind in the air and the rustling of dead leaves, the season of foreboding draws ever closer.  Before you can bar the windows and lock the doors (or make cider and carve pumpkins) the month of October has arrived! Over the last several years (and blogs), I have filled this … Continue reading Digital Drafts Spooky Games Month -Preferred Ghouls and Ghosts of the SNES Classic

Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations

A common songwriting technique is theme and variation.  Establishing a melody, and then repeating the original material in an altered form, tweaking elements to create something new.  Such elements could be the rhythm, the instrumentation, or even burying the original melody deep within another theme entirely.  It’s a fascinating tool that pops up time and … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Game and Variations

Video Game Comics Corner: It Should Be Called Super Wario Adventures

New experiences can inspire longing for old endeavors.  Even two weeks after my adventures at Emerald City Comicon, my mind still hungers for comics and their surrounding culture.  So I have decided to revisit my old wheelhouse of comic books and graphic novels that take place in the fascinating worlds within video games. As an avid … Continue reading Video Game Comics Corner: It Should Be Called Super Wario Adventures

Weekly Brews and Reviews: Kirby, Pumpkin Spice, and Flying Dog’s Nice

Winter is a dangerous time for one’s waistline.  Cold weather discourages folks from venturing outdoors to exercise, while a massive supply of holiday goodies magically appears in our cupboards.  For those of us who enjoy beer, the change in the seasons also brings out darker brews with richer flavors (and higher calorie counts).  Despite my attempts to stick … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Kirby, Pumpkin Spice, and Flying Dog’s Nice