The Xbox One: Nice, But Meh

The Xbox One. Today, Microsoft announced their upcoming video game console, the Xbox One. Named for its intent to simplify and control your entire media experience, the Xbox One takes the Xbox 360 initiative toward movies, music, and television and ups the ante. There are a number of interesting new features on the Xbox One,Continue reading “The Xbox One: Nice, But Meh”

Just in Case Community Gets Cancelled…

Tomorrow may see the airing of the final episode of one of my favorite shows, Community. In light of this, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite episodes, and tell you why I enjoy them so much. Some will be heartfelt, others just hilarious. Let’s go! Introduction to Film (Season One, EpisodeContinue reading “Just in Case Community Gets Cancelled…”

An Ode to the GameCube Controller

Nothing like it before or since. People naturally break down into factions when they are a part of large groups. Even the most level-headed geek has a subject near and dear to them worth going to verbal war over. Star Wars or Star Trek? Kirk or Picard? Edison or Tesla? The minutiae of nerd hobbiesContinue reading “An Ode to the GameCube Controller”

An Obsession With Mobile Computing

It’s the B.O.S.S. Kind of. I have always had a bit of an obsession with technology. From a young age, I was consumed with the idea of a portable computer. When I was born in 1980, the very concept was just coming into fruition. The common form of laptop we see today was popularized whileContinue reading “An Obsession With Mobile Computing”

Attention Insufferable Pricks: I’m Going to Start Publicly Shaming You and Your Behavior

I have a friend who is hesitant to go to movies with me anymore. A couple years ago, during a screening of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I got fed up with the people behind me talking. It wasn’t the first time I’d taken a movie-talker to task, but it was probably the first timeContinue reading “Attention Insufferable Pricks: I’m Going to Start Publicly Shaming You and Your Behavior”

Five Great Songs About Games or Gaming

There are a multitude of video game theme covers on the internet, and all sorts of songs have a line or two referencing gaming, but few songs are really about gaming, particularly songs reflecting it in a positive light. Certainly, there are all sorts of songs about boys ignoring girls during a gaming session. There aren’tContinue reading “Five Great Songs About Games or Gaming”

Chromebook: One Month Later

Four weeks is a long time. Perhaps not in the grand scheme of things, but I don’t think anyone would argue it is too short to get the feel of a laptop. For the last 30 days, I’ve used the Chromebook almost every day. It couldn’t replace my main laptop, but I attempted to useContinue reading “Chromebook: One Month Later”

Excited About Ouya

View fullsize The Ouya console and controller. I should probably be restraining some of my excitement, but there’s no way around it: I’m very anxious to get my hands on my Limited Edition, Kickstarter-Backer-Only version of the Ouya. There is as much to be worried about as there is to be excited over. Ouya isContinue reading “Excited About Ouya”

Chromebook: Day One

A stock photo of the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. Today I started messing around with a Chromebook. Specifically, a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. Chromebooks are designed around Google’s Chrome web browser. Aside from a few built-in apps, everything runs through Chrome. This also means that everything on the laptop is linked to a Google account.Continue reading “Chromebook: Day One”