The Snacktaku Monster Cereal Review Spooktacular will continue on Monday. Due to an amazing amount of horrendous back pain that's left me in not a very eating-things-and-talking-about-them mood, Yummy Mummy and Franken Berry will have to wait. In the meantime, enjoy Count Chocola, Boo Berry, Frute Brute, and this… » 10/25/13 2:30pm 10/25/13 2:30pm

How a 375-Pound Lazy Gamer Lost 80 Pounds in Six Months

In December of 2011 I was not a healthy person. I was eating crap, drinking crap, and the life of video game journalist not located in a major city isn't exactly rife with opportunities to do healthy things like running, walking... getting up out of your office chair. » 6/19/12 1:00pm 6/19/12 1:00pm

Can You Name the Video Game Rabbit Hero Forever Etched on My Forearm?

Long before Epic's Cliff Bleszinski made a name for himself with Unreal and Gears of War, he already made a name for himself in the heart of at least one young(er) gamer with the PC's answer to the platforming mascot character. » 5/07/12 9:40am 5/07/12 9:40am

I Am One of Those Horrible Neglectful MMO-Playing Parents

Whenever I post a story about a parent neglecting their children while playing a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game I can't hide my disgust for that sort of person, so you can imagine how I felt about myself this weekend when my two ten-month-old children left the house in the middle of a boss fight. » 4/23/12 9:30am 4/23/12 9:30am

How to Justify Putting a Video of Your Babies on a Major Gaming Website

While it may seem like a video of me singing to my two children as they bounce along to a song Will.I.Am did for Sesame Street a few years back, this is a video about SoulCalibur V. » 2/13/12 5:00pm 2/13/12 5:00pm

World of Warcraft Daily Quests Are Guilt-Free Gaming for a Massively…

Finding time to play normal video games as the father of newborn baby boys is tough enough as it is. I was certain my thirst for massively multiplayer online role-playing games would go unquenched in the face of fatherhood. Then I discovered the joy of dailies. » 7/14/11 5:40pm 7/14/11 5:40pm

Why I Am Not Going to E3 2011

Last weekend I spent nearly $100 on new clothing for E3 2011. Now my flight is cancelled, I'm not going, and the only question I have is how are two unborn babies going to come up with the cash to pay me back? » 6/03/11 4:40pm 6/03/11 4:40pm

It Really is Time for the Wii 2, According to the People who Robbed Me…

There may be no clear winner in this generation's console wars, but there is definitely a clear loser, at least according to the people that broke into my apartment this weekend and stole every piece of electronic equipment they could get their hands on. » 4/25/11 5:20pm 4/25/11 5:20pm

I Kept Playing — A Happy Ending

In October I told the story of the EverQuest addiction that nearly a decade ago cost me my job, my health, and the woman I loved. Last weekend I asked that woman to marry me. » 5/16/10 6:00pm 5/16/10 6:00pm

My Painful Break-Up With Games

In May of 1998 I grabbed my primitive digital camera, hopped on a MARTA train, and took my first stumbling steps as a video game journalist. A year later I wanted nothing to do with video games. » 4/14/10 9:30pm 4/14/10 9:30pm

To Do In Atlanta: Momocon - Anime, Comics, Gaming, And Kotaku

If you're in the Atlanta area this weekend, you'd be remiss if you didn't stop by MomoCon, the largest free admission fan convention in North America, featuring anime, manga, gaming, comics, and a special Sunday panel session with yours truly. » 3/19/10 5:30pm 3/19/10 5:30pm

Comic-Con 2009: The Damage Escalates

Thursday's damage post was but a brief taste of the true financial ruin that comes from sending a fan of just about everything to Comic-Con at the last minute. » 7/25/09 12:30pm 7/25/09 12:30pm

The Other East Coast Lich King Launch


While perhaps not as glamorous as the posh New York City Best Buy launch Jim attended last night, the other end of the East Coast was representing last night at the Mansell GameStop in Roswell, Georgia for the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King midnight launch. There were chicken wings, and pizza, and...more… » 11/13/08 2:00pm 11/13/08 2:00pm

GC Stories - A Light In The Darkness

Since this is my first time out of the country, McWhertor and I have been sticking pretty close for the past week, going out to eat together after the show (time permitting), leaving together from the hotel in the morning, etc. Last night, however, McMike had some stuff to do and I needed to grab a couple souvenirs… » 8/24/08 10:30am 8/24/08 10:30am

Germany - Ich Leibe Es!

Behold my first attempt to get in touch with my German heritage. Aside from the whole Games Convention 2008 thing, I think the most exciting thing for me about being in Germany was the chance to try new food. Upon arriving at the Frankfurt airport this morning I eagerly sought out German culinary delights. This is… » 8/19/08 11:00am 8/19/08 11:00am

Games Convention 2008 - The Adventure Begins

I've never been to Germany, but my father says it was nice. Well, he said it was nice - he hasn't said much since the cremation, but I suppose that sort of thing would leave anyone speechless. The fact that he spoke at all after being born in Germany immediately following a rather nasty war is a comforting fact. If… » 8/18/08 1:40pm 8/18/08 1:40pm