Category Archives: Real Life

Is our MAME Project as dead as the Marvel MMO?

I’m kidding. Sorry, just trying some of that sensationalistic headline blogging that seems to grab so much attention. Anyway, in case any of you are still interested in Mark and my quest to build two fully functional MAME cabinets, you can certainly follow along by clicking this link (or the one under “Features” on the [...]

Episode 12 – Escape from The Shire

In this episode we discuss the Channel Massive LAN party, Jason’s departure from The Shire (LOTRO), and balancing parenting with gaming. Some notes to compliment this podcast: Quoted Stats: In 2006 there were 15 million MMO gamers in the world 1 20% of MMO gamers play over 30 hours per week 2 34.6% of U.S. [...]

Why cure cancer when we can create the perfect wine?

Yeah…nothing to do with MMO’s or gaming, but I couldn’t help myself. Games are a passion of mine, but so is a nice bottle of wine. If you gave me the choice between getting to level 70 in an MMO and a glass of a great Bordeaux, I’d probably take the glass and say “cheers!” [...]

You can be a great parent or a great gamer but you can’t be both.

Show me a the guy who has the best kept yard in the neighborhood and I’ll bet you’ll see a dad who is avoiding his family.  Why?  Because he can’t have the fancy criss-crossed mow patterns, the perfectly trimmed and pruned bushes and trees, the precisely measured weekly trimmed grass edging and those perfect little [...]

Episode 9 – Chicken Play clucks!

In this episode Jason ventures boldly back into the dangerous world of J.R.R. Tolkien to play as a heroic…chicken.  Jim joins us to discuss what he’s been playing, his take on the MMO genre and we all discuss on-line romance and those raid group know-it-alls we all love so much.

One small step for man…

One giant leap for my 13 month old son who took his first step yesterday! It wasn’t pretty, but it was a very cool thing to witness. It’s been amazing watching him “level up,” acquiring new skills and taking on harder “mobs” like my poor cat. The processes involved in learning and development have always [...]

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