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Overwatch Pet Peeves

Rare is the game that a player has nothing bad to say about it. There are many games that I love, but I still find flaws with them. It doesn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the game…I just need to vent a little now and again. In the case of this post,  I love […]

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DIY – NeoPiGamer

Need inspiration for your own hardware project? Look no more! A good friend of mine, Tekkaman_Slade “frankensteined” a Raspberry Pi Zero with an old Gameboy Advanced to create the NeoPiGamer. It’s brilliant! It’s got a fantastic glimmer paint job! I love it! So, click the image below to get details on the project. (Instead of […]

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Final Fantasy (NES) Hack Finally Ready

From my friend and fellow gamer, Greyfield: As I’m sure I’ve shared with all of you, I’ve been working on a Final Fantasy (NES) rebalance hack.  Well, I’ve finally reached a stopping point with it after working on it for hundreds of hours over five years.  Fingers-crossed it doesn’t suck, and that there aren’t too […]

Out of Scope costume
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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone! I just had to post this great (and utterly terrifying to tech consultants and clients) costume idea from @prjorgensen. He calls it “Out of Scope”. (cue shrieks and screams of terror!) So easy and so clever. Dress appropriately geeky, pick up a travel-sized Scope bottle from your local drugstore, supermarket, or Target/Wal-Mart, […]

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An Angry “Letter” to EA Games

Dear EA Games, At the end of March, I installed a series of updates to the EXTREMELY addictive Sims Freeplay. Unfortunately, the last update rendered the game unplayable, and it crashes upon startup. Now, I understand that The Sims Freeplay is TECHNICALLY a free game, but since I’ve spent money on in-app purchases of simoleons […]

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“Free” Apps…Is Free REALLY Free?

Mobile apps have exploded. As of this writing, Google Play and the Apple App Store are estimated to have over 1 million apps each. Amazon just recently hit 200,000, and Windows has over 120,000 currently. Many of these apps are advertised or lauded as free, but in this capitalistic society of ours, is free REALLY […]

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April 2013 Gamegeeks Game Results

April and October are my favorite months for gaming. October is obvious with a Halloween/horror theme and a plethora of goodies. April is less obvious, but it’s a favorite because it is my birthday month. So, I get to pick the games we play AND there is usually a plethora chocolaty treats. Win-win-WIN. So, what’s […]

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February 2013 Gamegeeks Gaming Results

Brrrrr! It’s FREEZING out, so I’m VERY happy that I’m hosting this month’s game day. I’m also excited because we’re going to play Dixit which has been waiting in the game cabinet since Christmas. Guests: Sam “Is that schweaty gnocchi?” (@normallywho) Derek “Derek Wiki = Diki?” Paul “The blog will show I don’t always win!” […]

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November 2012 Gamegeeks Gaming Results

November 2012’s Gamegeeks gameday centered around horror games in honor of Halloween (my favorite, as it is the only time I can torture my fellow players with Zombies!). Guests: Sam “Carb Loading” (@normallywho) Derek “My stomach hurts” Jon “Science!” Paul “Dungeonmaster” (@Zandergil) ITGirl “Get to Da Choppa!” (@itgirlnet) First Up: Bang! Description (from BoardGameGeek.com): “This […]

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Women in Technology

I was inspired to write this post by Geek mom, Dakster Sullivan, who recently penned a blog post on Women in Technology, and, more specifically, just why women are such a minority in the IT field. Some of the reasons given in her article are “the fear of sexual harassment, women not being smart enough, and the […]