How I Learned to Like Transformers

As a kid in the 1980s, I never really was a fan of the Transformers. I’m not really sure why. No, I was too busy finding broken shovel handles and beating the living hell out of dirt piles in the back yard while acting like I was Donatello, the nerdy but butt-kicking ninja turtle. If…

By Athena, Kratos Could Actually Use This …

Subway thugs, watch out! Last month (April 23, in fact) while I was hacking my way through my God of War three-game marathon, I suddenly realized that Kratos’ Blades of Exile/Athena/Chaos would make an awesome keychain. I mean, think about it–a famous gamer blade and it has a chain on it, to boot! Since I’m…

Borderlands Review

The box art for Borderlands kept me away from the game for a long time. I would pass it in my local Blockbuster or GameStop, strangely attracted by its strong yellows and reds but repulsed by the Jason-Voorhees-meets-Tyler-Durden maniac on the cover, losing myself for minutes at a time while I wondered just what he…

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2/Osaka Japanese Garden

A couple of days ago I walked into the GameStop over in Elmwood Park within five minutes of closing, wanting to trade in Assassin’s Creed for something without an annoying buzzer every time I enter combat . I first looked at Dirt 2–which I’ve heard many good things about–and then over at Ninja Gaiden Sigma…