Repetition, repetition, repetition….

With so many people engaging in tasks that are often thought of as repetitive (baking all kinds of breads and cakes, sewing and crocheting and knitting and long involved projects like filling coloring books or creating mandalas…) these kinds of time-waster games are filling a similar need.

Sidekicks and the Meta-game

he sidekick is often the one person who sees the “real” hero. The more far-future and fantastic the world becomes, the more essential this kind of character is.

I’m Not Saying it’s Aliens, but….

You knew we were going to get here sooner or later, didn’t you.  One of the most interesting things about aliens showing up in videogames is that they often serve the same purpose as they do in broader science fiction.

CON REPORT: San Diego Comicon 2019

So let’s get things straight. I am not a hall H kinda gal, so no, I did not get to see, hear, touch, breathe the air from or otherwise schmooze with Tom Cruise. With that out of the way, let’s move along to the Con Report. With so many stories coming to a close (GoT, […]

The Game’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Many times a story isn’t so much about what happens at the ending, but rather the journey taken to get there.  In fact the “road trip” movies of the 70’s and 80’s are a genre unto themselves.  Move this genre to science fiction and you have something that remains eminently relate-able to anyone who has […]