Second Life - Part Three

This writing thing is strange. For the past several years I’ve become extremely sensitive to my environment: smells, sounds, even the moods of those around me. I’ve been checked for Tinnitus – (for the ringing in my ears at night), Sinusitis (smokers in my apartment complex), I’ve even had my eyes checked for glaucoma, along with every STD under the planet – everything negative.  My blood pressure, and hypertension are at the best levels since before I was married....more

Won’t You Come Cosplay with Me at GenCon?

An article in the New York Post that was recently written by Linda Stasi has the cosplay community in an uproar....more

PSA: The Skyrim Widow(er)

So... the latest craze in relationship abandonment is Skyrim, the non-MMORP in which spouses disappear for hours to play a game alone. Not alone with a bunch of people online, socializing through their computers in the way geeks do, but alone-alone. Alone at their computer with no one to talk to but the troll they're about to fight....more

5 Games for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Gaming's been a big part of my family life since I was very small. My parents and I played games together for years, and ever since we all got iPhones, we even play on the go while we're miles apart. (Thanks, Words with Friends!) That makes about 20 years of gaming, and when I have a family to call my very own (read: little ones), I hope to keep the family tradition going....more
Kinect sports!more

Super Nanny points to video games as reason for London Riots

The London Riots were an example of violence and overreaction. Instead of healing, I'm witnessing more overreaction by UK's celebrities....more
@victorias_view Hi! Thank you for commenting. I just found my old Atari and it made me sooo ...more

We can't expect Men to behave at a Gaming event right?

Silly women. You want equality? The ability to play and compete against the big, scary men? What were you thinking? At least that’s what these guys planning a LAN party in Austin, TX think. The LAN party is to celebrate the launch of Battlefield 3 (a game many of us here play). At first they said:...more
@treelobsters Ah! Thanks for clearing up the confusion in my feeble brainmeats.more

5 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Play Video Games

So, I’m a gamer and a mom, and I’m sure it’s no surprise to you that I let my kids play video games. Contrary to what a lot of parents assume, my kids actually play fewer games than most of their friends and have a lot more restrictions on what they’re allowed to play. Because I am familiar with most of the popular titles, I am better able to select what’s appropriate for them and don’t just assume all games are “toys” and ok for kids… I could say a lot more on that subject, but that’s a post for another time ;)...more