The Grown-Up Geek

July 6th, 2015
Games

I'm not going to mention any BioWare games in this entire article. Except this picture. Be proud of me--this is harder than it seems. Context is a subtle cornerstone to every situation. Most people give it little notice, but it can affect us in...
June 28th, 2015
Games

Alpha Mode is our newest video feature and it's all about showing off games in their various states of early access. You're taking a big gamble when you purchase a game in its early stages and it's hard to know what you're getting into. So our goal...
June 26th, 2015
Games

The world of Pokémon is riddled with dark, twisted secrets. That’s right, the bright, gentle world where ten-year-olds go out into the wilderness to catch monsters twice their size to make them fight for money, glory and fame is darker than you...
June 22nd, 2015
Games

Any of you classic gamers out there looking to relive the glory days and/or rebuild your collection that your mom sold back in 1997? Well GameStop has you covered. Recently, the gaming retailer unveiled a new catalog of retro titles, ranging...
June 22nd, 2015
Games

What would be the best way to describe the feelings that arise within us during the E3 conferences to someone unfamiliar with video games? After all, to many of us, it's more than simply just the Electronic Entertainment Expo--it's something we...
June 17th, 2015
Games

With the evolution of the technology on which we play our games, the quality of the music provided in them has increased as well. From 8-bit chiptunes to fully orchestrated soundtracks, there are a surprising number of songs out there that are as...
June 13th, 2015
Games

Splatoon is a very good game, and could easily turn into a great game if all of the content that is promised to be released actually happens. More importantly, in situations like this, you have to hope the community stays together until that content...
June 10th, 2015
Games

While everyone loves to gripe about the increasing presence of meaningless weapon packs, expansion packs like those in the days of old are still being produced. Bioshock: Infinite's "Burial at Sea", Dragon Age: Origins' "Awakening", Mass Effect 3's...
June 10th, 2015
Games

For those of us old enough to remember gaming before 2005, a new Guitar Hero game is about as innovative as a new flavor of Mountain Dew. Yeah, it's always cool to see what color chemical dye they've managed to make edible this time--but the end...
May 27th, 2015
Games

Pop Quiz: Zombies are banging down your door, your colleagues and child cowering the corner, looking to you for answers. You can put together the parts for a bomb, blow down the door and proceed safely, but there are still some areas you haven’t...
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