The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for...– astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, replying to a Reddit user “looking for motivation in life itself” in an Ask Me Anything thread
Today is my fourth anniversary at Destructoid
My very first Destructoid article, a 570-word piece containing my impressions of the MLB 08 The Show demo, went up on February 22, 2008. It’s actually not as embarrassingly bad as I’d anticipated it would be. This is a big personal milestone. Not just because of the amount of time involved, but because of what’s transpired in the interim — specifically, how much my life...
Preview: Shepard & company visit Mars in Mass... →
Last week, at an EA event in New York, I played about half an hour of the second mission of Mass Effect 3. I don’t know much about Mass Effect, but according to BioWare, you don’t need to have played either of the first two games in order to enjoy the third. They insist that they’ve written and designed ME3 to be accessible to newcomers, without sacrificing anything for...
I write for a videogame website (it’s called Destructoid; you should check it out some time). But yesterday, I received a non-videogame-related press release. It’s not a rare occurrence, and I almost always delete them with the quickness. But I’m keeping this one. The title? Breaking // 900 Pounds Of Butterfingers as Gift To Wes Welker Delivered to Copley Square [photo here] Yep,...
Thoughts on the Puppy Bowl
If you watch the goddamn Puppy Bowl instead of the Super Bowl today, the terrorists win. THIS IS AMERICA, BITCHES. In this, the greatest country in the history of the universe, REAL AMERICANS gather on this holiest of days to watch MEN partake in the MANLIEST SPORT OF ALL, AMERICAN FOOTBALL, and to watch CORPORATIONS (who are ALSO PEOPLE) hawk their wares at $3.5 million per 30 seconds, while...
Recap: 1st Annual NY Videogame Critics Circle... →
On Thursday night, the New York Videogame Critics Circle had a coming-out party of sorts: its first awards show, a classy affair that was the antithesis of the Spike Video Game Awards in just about every way. I attended the show, and was lucky enough to be able to present an award as well. It was a lot of fun! Check out my recap at Destructoid, which includes the full list of winners as well as a...