Why is Crazy Taxi’s Axel so attractive?

The festive holidays always make me think of games. As we throw up the tree (literally “throw” – it looks more like a glitterati dinosaur vomited all over it than a carefully put-together and beloved decoration) and set out the presents, my mind touches upon our other shared routines – principally, eating crackers and cheese (with size…

The games that almost wrecked my family growing up

It’s 10pm in the Demaude household. Everything is silent. This is not good. The Demaudes are famously known for being a family of nocturnes and rebels, who consistently ignore the rule that you shouldn’t eat cheese before bedtime (consequentially none of us go to bed, as we’ve all suffered too many nightmares). And it is rarely…

A Discourse on Dragons as Human

Is there something inherently dragon-like about people, or people-like about dragons? The reason I ask this is because dragons are unarguably becoming more popular, and with this rise in popularity our interpretations of them are evolving. Let’s talk about Skyrim. The human-as-dragon connotation could not be more obvious as you, the principle character, are literally…

Video Game Characters Who Will Never Die, Probably Ever

I think that there are some video game characters that will just never go away. Like, probably ever. How many of you have never heard of Mario, or Sonic, or Donkey Kong, or Zelda (if you haven’t, you have been living in a cave. A very, very remote cave. On another planet). And  how many…