Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Super Nintendo Classic Edition (and Why I'm Not Excited)

As Nintendo announces the SNES Classic Edition, video game fandom is divided. Some are optimistic, some are cautious, and some are angry. Here's why.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sega Forever Launch

Today Sega launched an initiative called "Sega Forever," which sees five classic Sega video games being released for iOS and Android along with the promise of more games every two weeks. This could be big.

Friday, June 16, 2017

King Arthur's Round Table and the Sword in the Stone (Hopkinsville, KY)

The Kentucky town of Hopkinsville is the home of something of mythical proportions. Hopkinsville Community College is the home of Round Table Literary Park, a full-size creation of King Arthur's Round Table. They also host a realistic sword in the stone straight out of the Arthurian legend.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

RIP Adam West

Adam West is gone. It happened Friday, June 9th, and it's somehow comforting to me that there's a good chance I was watching his work when it happened. It's become a habit for me and my daughter to watch a few episodes of the 1966 Batman series at night, with the troubles of the day behind us. In those late hours, we can give ourselves over to the Technicolor world of Gotham City and its larger-than-life inhabitants without cynicism. We love seeing how Batman and Robin get out of each perilous cliffhanger, each deus ex machina ending more ridiculous than the last. Yes, Adam West was known for other work, but it was his turn as the Caped Crusader that made him an icon to me, and to millions of others. This is my tribute.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Metropolis, IL - The Home of SUPERMAN

If there's one town in America that can truly be considered "The Home of Superman," It's Metropolis, Illinois. We explore, visit the Superman Museum, and see how this one character has impacted the local community.