How to Legally Backup Your Optical Media Video Games

How to Legally Backup Your Optical Media Video Games

Emulation has not seemed to hurt the video game industry as it had feared, but rather give them a chance to reintroduce some of their most pioneering works to a new generation. In the words of industry vet Frank Cifaldi, "It's Just Emulation!".

How Emulators Are Preserving Video Game History

How Emulators Are Preserving Video Game History

Companies are being stingy about what products they release while fiercely protecting their copyrights, and gamers are demanding a way to play older games without paying premium prices. So how are emulators addressing the problem? By focusing on the five points that make playing/collecting video games so frustrating.

Global Ratings Systems: Does the ESRB Even Rate, Bro?

Global Ratings Systems: Does the ESRB Even Rate, Bro?

It's hilarious that a series, with over 20 years of history, can still raise hackles after all these years. Perhaps a bloody throwdown between The Simpsons is in order? Oh wait, that'd probably be banned, too, but in the end, no one's right and we should all think for ourselves. Who knew?

Life Right Now Is Part Of Your Journey, But Not The Destination

Life Right Now Is Part Of Your Journey, But Not The Destination

Few of us are ever truly where we intended to be right at this exact instant. Wherever you are in life is OK. This is part of your journey, but it isn’t your final destination. You’ll grow, you’ll change and who knows...you might be the next Oprah or Elon Musk.

Video Game Journalism Finally Duped Me: Think for Yourself

Video Game Journalism Finally Duped Me: Think for Yourself

Recently, I lamented over how several of my most trusted sources for video game reviews had let me down. But what if I told you that their misleading reviews were enough for me to avoid Resident Evil 6 entirely due to speculation regarding the oversexualization/exploitation of the female protagonists?

What Can Hamilton Teach The Next Great Self-Starters?

What Can Hamilton Teach The Next Great Self-Starters?

At the heart of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit musical Hamilton is the idea that we are all running out of time. While a dramatized account by nature, the musical provides insight into his entrepreneurial spirit that is applicable to all of us.

Konami: Does History Suggest a Rebirth?

Konami: Does History Suggest a Rebirth?

In everything that's transpired over the last couple of years, Konami hasn't done anything that I would expect of a video game company trying to stay in business. Until they publicly announce that they are shutting their doors, I'll remain silently optimistic that they will become a household name for the next generation.

Game of Thrones: 5 Most Shocking Deaths

Game of Thrones: 5 Most Shocking Deaths

Few things get Game of Thrones fans riled up like another gruesome death, churning protagonists through the gauntlet of gore. Game of Thrones is notorious for this, and the future is bleak after a seemingly decisive send-off to a beloved character last season.

Nerdy Feels: How I Built My Own Arcade Cabinet

Nerdy Feels: How I Built My Own Arcade Cabinet

Was it worth all the arc burns, splinters and sleepless nights poring over countless forums? Absolutely. You can't put a price tag on nostalgia, and with limited efforts being put forward to preserve the storied history of video games, I'm glad to be doing my part to educate the next generation of gamer on where it all started.

The Somewhat Unscary Evolution of Console Horror Games

The Somewhat Unscary Evolution of Console Horror Games

Since the birth of home video game consoles, some beautifully twisted developers tried to find a way to pull as many scares out of the player as they could within the confines of the target console. Though many of these earlier titles may seem laughable nowwe all had to start somewhere and many of them served as important stepping stones in the evolution of the video game horror genre.

Five Fun and Free Activities To Do in Boise

Five Fun and Free Activities To Do in Boise

In fact, much of the city's beauty comes from its rich history and scenic beauty, from the picturesque homes of Boise's Northend to the cool waters of the Boise River.

The Kilted Kod: Best Local Fish & Chips Taking Over the World

The Kilted Kod: Best Local Fish & Chips Taking Over the World

The Kilted Kod has completely changed the way I look at fish and chips. Even recent visits to restaurants along the Oregon Coast can't compare to what I'm already getting back home. Amazing fish and chips at an affordable price is about all I can ask for after a long day.