No Risk? It was the only one on my list. Ultimately if you get a really expensive fancy carved chess set, its always going to be cooler than a video game version (though cut-scenes for taking pieces is cool.) Risk is actually more fun when you aren't dicking around counting pieces and cards every turn. » 1/26/15 12:43pm 1/26/15 12:43pm

Brendan can you explain to me the difference between Muslim/Moslem and Islamist? Islamist is code for terrorist right? I mean we only use the word to describe sociopathic scum right? I find the ubiquity of this new word frightening since obviously it is never used to describe regular Moslems but only murderers and yet… » 1/25/15 2:17pm 1/25/15 2:17pm

I just played the trailer and my daughter crept into my lap from nowhere and watched it completely entranced. Like "Frozen" levels of love. Reading that there are no more songs totally sucks. Give me a rock-opera video game! Because I only just realized right now, that I want one! » 1/19/15 2:13pm 1/19/15 2:13pm

And I was under the impression that Aladdin was generally agreed to be an Asian character. I think Jason Scott Lee played him in the TV movie (I think Rufus Sewell ended up being Ali Baba) and I seem to remember something about how Aladdin was Asian even in the original text of Arabian Nights. » 1/18/15 11:29am 1/18/15 11:29am

Love, love , love the rpgs you mention but in all honesty, in spite of something like 5 full playthrus of the the Mass Effects and 3 of Witcher 2 (the Dark skill setting with the three special armor with swords was the strongest reason for my additional replays) I'm not sure these games have the same kind of… » 1/14/15 8:41am 1/14/15 8:41am

Wow Lena really pegged you guys down to a tee huh? The only plausible reason for the way you guys write about Girls is that you realized she was writing about the lot of you and it struck a serious motherfucking nerve. That's it. Also ... attempting to satirize Dunham by trying to use her voice ... is not really a… » 1/12/15 7:38pm 1/12/15 7:38pm

I'm pretty sure the reason he got rid of it wasn't the MPG but the fact that his delivery was initially delayed by many months, when he eventually took possession he drove it for one afternoon before something went wrong and there may have been issues about it being a pain in the ass to repair because apparently it… » 1/12/15 3:38pm 1/12/15 3:38pm

Yeah, I think maybe you don't really get 'Girls.' Lena Dunham isn't going around with that 20 seconds of footage and playing it out of context ad-nauseum ... that's you ... and all your friends who had a deadline and no ideas. The whole point of the show is embracing the fact that you and everyone and you know and… » 1/12/15 1:58pm 1/12/15 1:58pm

I ended up playing Brotherhood before AC2 and am thus mid-way through my first AC2 playthrough. I guess Ezio is okay as Altair seemed to have had a charisma bypass operation but my enduring disappointment with the three Ezio games is the setting. DaVinci and the Renaissance are admittedly way cool but ... I wasn't… » 1/12/15 11:37am 1/12/15 11:37am

I'm doing the same thing! Currently I'm working through the Gears Of War games, FFX, Halo 4, Shadow of the Colossus/Ico, DEmon Souls and Dark Souls 2. Thinking about checking out Enslaved and Kane & Lynch 2 also. Just can't upgrade until I feel like I got to all the games I wanted to check out on last gen » 1/12/15 9:33am 1/12/15 9:33am

I have anecdotal experience of two situations that seem pertinent. A friend of my parents found herself pregnant at something like 15 from her boyfriend (very late teens or early twenties) and the conversation only came up because in a picture I happened across in one of my Mom's albums, all her bridesmaids were… » 1/11/15 2:42pm 1/11/15 2:42pm