The news articles that came out last week when Googles gaming platform, Stadia, went live, made it sound like the sky was falling. They focused on the things Google did not deliver, or the problems a few people had, but glossed over the single most important fact. The damn thing works!Continue reading “Google Stadia impressed the hell out of me”
Before a few weeks ago, I had not watched an episode of Jeopardy in a loooong time. I was probably living at my parents house the last time I saw one because they liked to watch it and I watched with them.
Not long ago I saw Jeopardy was on Netflix and I though “What? There must be like a thousand episodes by now. Did they put them all on Netflix?”
The answer is no. They put some of their Tournament of Champions episodes on Netflix, and I like it.Continue reading “Watching Jeopardy on Netflix makes me feel smart”
Everyone has played Trivial Pursuit by now right? I remember playing it at the cottage in the summer and my parents and their friends playing all day long on New Year’s Day. I always found it was most fun with large groups of people, broken into teams, because often are strong in one area of trivia, and weak in another. Teams make things more even, plus it’s just fun.
But if you only have a few people, or some of the players just don’t have a head full of useless trivia? How about a game where knowing the right answer is not as important as knowing who in your group might know the answer?Continue reading “Wits and Wagers”
Do you like playing games, but always have this one person you play with who is hyper competitive and kind of makes the experience less fun? One of my all time favorite games is a co-operative game. Instead of playing against each other, you work as a team to defeat the game. It has an incredible amount of randomness in it’s setup, so the replay factor is huge. In short, you don’t have to worry about one person winning every time you play and rubbing it everyones face, and you won’t get bored playing the same exact game time after time. That’s why I love Elder Signs.Continue reading “Are you bored with Monopoly yet?”
Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 is at the midway point and has alread raised over half a million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. If my article last week got you curious enough to check it out but you were confused by some of the things people were saying, I decided put together a small glossary of the most common terms used by the announcers and runners.
Twice a year the speed running community gets together for a week long marathon to raise money for charity. This time it is the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The winter version is Awesome Games Done Quick (hereafter to be referred to as simply AGDQ) and it starts this Sunday, the 6th. It goes live on Twitch at 11:30am Eastern.
What is speed running? I’m glad you asked. Despite images the name might conjure, you won’t find it in the Olympics and Usain Bolt has no medals in it. Speed Runners play video games. They play them as fast as they can, competing to claim records and titles. It may sound silly to some and I’ll be honest, the first time my brother told me about it I had no strong desire to watch, but when I did, I was hooked and have watched both the Summer and Winter marathons for the past several years.Continue reading “Awesome Games Done Quick is here!”