Sep 272018
RTotD: Gaming In Your Late 30s

Hi. My name is Matt. I’m in my late 30s; and I still play video games. Video games are something I grew up playing. I was born after the Atari was introduce but just before the Nintendo era began. I was about 10 when I got the NES, Super Mario Brothers and Blades of Steel then became my world. I’ve had every iteration of the Nintendo since then, until the Wii U. I’ve also had a Sega Genesis and an XBox 360, however PC is where I spend the majority of my hobby. Kids today will never appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of video games. [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 092016
Is Virtual Reality the Next Evolution in Gaming?

At the Consumer Electronics Show this year there was a rather predominate theme among some of the tech companies: Virtual Reality (VR). Microsoft’s Hololens, HTC’s Vive, the Oculus Rift are currently the big three in Virtual Reality. Gaming companies like Valve, are starting to experiment using VR in some of their titles (i.e. The Lab). Activision, Id, etc have their R&D departments burning the midnight oil to find the next big breakthrough in gaming. So that begs the question: is Virtual Reality the next evolution in gaming? I’ve had the unique opportunity to try out VR goggles, specifically the Oculus Rift and it’s not for these that are [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 042016
The MMO Times: Another Bloody Fortnight!!

Issue 140: Yes, it has been a while since we have had one of these. Quite honestly the MMO news and gaming news hasn’t been that interesting. We are in that stagnant waiting period during which, I assume, publishers are working on their budgets for the year and things are churning away in beta (i.e. Overwatch). I wish there had been more things to read about to take us all away from the frustrating weather and the hostile circus that is the 2016 Presidential Race.  I apologize that this is actually a week later than I originally intended to post it but things became really busy at [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 232016
Gaming: Where Have The Times Gone??

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] haven’t posted anything related to gaming in a couple of weeks. It hasn’t been a lack of interest, I still log in to my World of Warcraft account daily, its been a lack of interesting news articles. Perhaps the first quarter all the game makers are busy working on their respective products and don’t really have a lot they can share with the community right now. At least I certainly hope that is the reason for such a long silence. The only real tidbit of news that seemed remotely interesting was the return of the Overwatch beta, which started back on February 9th. I [… Click to Continue …]

Dec 032013
The MMO Times: Gobble, Gobble!

Issue 93: Greetings Gamers! I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving (for those that were celebrating it). Hopefully all of you have recovered from your tryptophan-induced comas. It’s not uncommon for me to be a week late around the major holidays so my apologies for a delayed post but my RL schedule didn’t really allow much research time over the past week. Be that as it may, here are some headlines that you may, or may not have missed. This issue has some shocking World of Warcraft news (which you may already know about if you follow any WoW news). A preview of [… Click to Continue …]