The video game Journey by ThatGameCompany is one of the most amazing video games that I have ever played… and you can trust me, I have played thousands of different video games.
At its heart, the video game is a metaphor for the Hero’s Journey framework that many narratives capture, both ancient and modern. The call to adventure, a challenge or ordeal, transformation, and the hero’s return. It’s the story of Homer’s Odyssey, Lord of the Rings, Continue reading
Back in my day, we used to have REAL gameplay… We didn’t have any of this fancy 3D stuff!
– Cranky Kong
Dealing with change can be difficult. We prefer what is familiar over what is comfortable. and we prefer what is comfortable over what is better.
It is natural to resist change, especially if you do not understand why the change is happening or if the future seems uncertain.
But change is the new normal.
How will you deal with change as a leader, employee, spouse, or parent? When others are involved, our response to change has a ripple effect. As a leader, we can hold back an entire organization. As an employee, we can derail important initiatives at our organization, as a spouse we can frustrate and alienate our spouse, and as a parent we can exasperate our children.
Change is hard.
But it is required if we ever want to grow or become better.
You don’t become better at anything by staying the same.
“Looks like all the time spent playing video games has paid off.”
I miss fun movies like I miss arcades. Thankfully, Pixels has a healthy dose of fun, laughs, and arcade nostalgia. A perfect Summer movie it’s lighthearted, comical, and serves as a love letter to those of us who grew up when the latest game was in the arcade, and DLC was not even a glimmer in a developer’s …
Danny Peña is the Founder and Host of Gamertag Radio. Gamertag Radio (GTR) is an independent online gaming website dedicated to the gaming community that was founded in 2005, and intended to help to unite all gamers. Every week GTR records and distributes new episodes recapping the news of the past week. GTR was recently announced as an addition to CBS Radio’s Play.it podcast network.
South Florida Supercon is Miami’s largest comic, video game, and general geek celebration. This year there were over 51,000 in attendance, and I had the pleasure of speaking to an awesome group of people at this event on Saturday June 27th. I want to start by thanking Mike Broder, Sarina, and the entire team of individuals taking this year’s event to the next level – Well done!
“But it’s up to you. The game doesn’t start until you say yes.”
– Colonel Trautman, Rambo (NES)
Ok, Rambo on the NES is a pretty terrible game. But this quote is just awesome. Life requires us to make a move before things happen. We often cannot control when things end, but we can have a say as to when the begin.
Head of restoration for Digital Eclipse – the team that is responsible for the upcoming Mega Man Legacy Collection (available this summer on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo 3DS in the winter). He is also a writer, journalist, social media guy, project leader and community manager specializing in video game history and development culture.
Join us as we discuss:
All things related to the Mega Man Legacy Collection
How this is different than traditional compilations or collections
How Frank became involved with Digital Eclipse and the Mega Man Legacy Collection project
Step taken by the team to honor the original games
Geek out about Mega Man’s soundtracks (and the technical reason why Mega Man III’s soundtrack sounds better than any else in the series)
The importance of game preservation
What Frank has learned from the project, as well as his experiences leading up to the Mega Man Legacy Collection
Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode.