Sam Sykes Dooms You All With Wizard’s Quest

Posted on Mon 30 December 2013 in Dispatches • Tagged with drinking, games, humor • 1 min read

Author Sam Sykes has concocted a drinking game certain to destroy anyone foolish enough to play it. It’s quite clever, but I am certain that there is no way that this does not end with someone throwing up.

That will teach you for meddling with the dark arts.


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A Very Lovecraft October

Posted on Sun 07 November 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, board games, books, games, lovecraft, reviews • 4 min read

There’s something about Halloween that always draws me back to H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. I’m not alone in this, of course. My good friend Quentin Lewis has taken to releasing recordings of himself reading stories from Lovecraft each Halloween as a podcast, which I highly recommend …


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Quick Post: Daily Show Covers Congressional Hearings On Violent Video Games

Posted on Tue 27 June 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with culture, funny, games, politics • 1 min read

This is absolutely hilarious. Funny enough to make me break my personal rule about embedding video in blog posts. :)

I’ll be back to regular blogging soon, I promise.


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Abuse Can Be Funny

Posted on Thu 13 April 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with funny, games, tech • 1 min read

You simply need to read this account of Sim abuse. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve read all week.


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Best Game Ever?

Posted on Thu 09 March 2006 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, games, online fun • 1 min read

You simply HAVE to check out this video of what might be the best game ever, which I found via the blog of my friend Chris. The game is called Spore and it looks absolutely incredible.

Watch it here!


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All Your Base Are Well, They Appear To Be Our Property

Posted on Sun 23 October 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, funny, games, music • 1 min read

I found this little animation through Boing Boing. It is a little music video based off of the game Zero Wing sung to the tune of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. It gets a little tedious in the middle, but it is still pretty cute.

Go here to take off every …


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Mmm, That’s Good Geek!

Posted on Sun 18 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, games, music • 1 min read

I’ve been listening to the soundtrack to Jade Empire the last couple days. Yes, I am a huge nerd and actually bought the musical score of a video game.

But you have to understand: it’s that good.


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More Zombie Fun

Posted on Mon 05 September 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with games, online fun • 1 min read

I just found out about this game called Urban Dead from a post on Boing Boing. Urban Dead is an MMO that runs in your browser. It’s actually pretty low tech, but fun in a weird way. You play either a survivor or a zombie amidst an undead apocolypse …


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You Need To Try This Out

Posted on Mon 01 August 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with games, online fun • 1 min read

I was just on the Penny Arcade site and found a link to a bizarre little RPG game that runs in your browser. It is strangely simple and infuriatingly difficult in some ways.

Try it out!


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Save Leeroy

Posted on Thu 28 July 2005 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, funny, games • 1 min read

A follow up on the now legendary Leeroy. Now you can buy shirts to show support for the misguided efforts of this hapless gamer. Here is what it looks like.

You can buy the shirt here.


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