Jerry Lawson, an Engineer, is generally credited as the first black game designer. Lawson was not only a self-taught engineer but one of the very few black engineers of his time. In 1976, after spending time at Queens College, Lawson developed the Fairchild Channel F, the first cartridge-bases console system that had a Pause button … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #5
After a days-long project, I have come up with various Top 10 lists for the entire decade. Louisville Stories Let's start off with 10 of the biggest news stories of the decade involving Metro Louisville. I can't say that they were THE 10 biggest stories but these 10 (plus the Honorable Mentions) did have significant … Continue reading Best of the Decade
'First Impression' posts deal with my thoughts and reactions to games after I've played through the Introduction or Tutorial stages, and perhaps made it to a major checkpoint. Publisher: Paradox Interactive Developer: Obsidian Entertainment Released: March 26, 2015 Pillars of Eternity is an RPG that takes place on the world of Eora, where … Continue reading First Impressions: “Pillars of Eternity”
As the month... and year... and decade!... come to a close, here are some of things happening in The Terrordome: I scrapped a recent plan (and 3 posts) that involved me looking back at the decade's memorable events, 1 day and 1 post at a time. A stretch of working 24 out of 25 days … Continue reading Inside The Terrordome: “Updates”
It it the Halloween season, and one of the first ways to kick it off is through the MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplayer Game), World of Warcraft ("WoW"). The most recent expansion pack of WoW is called "Battle of Azeroth" (BfA), dealing with the re-ignited global war between the Alliance and the Horde, as well … Continue reading Spooky Time: “Abbey Lewis”
Link, via comicbook.com: Baldur's Gate 3 "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn" is my all-time favorite video game. I probably spent hundreds of hours playing it (and its expansion, "Throne of Bhaal"), trying different party combinations, different quests that I skipped, and harder difficulties, to varying degrees of success. Nearly 20 years later, we … Continue reading This is not a drill: “Baldur’s Gate III” is official!
In the midst of re-playing Darkest Dungeon, I've found a few hero combinations that I really like and some combos that might be interesting to play, plus I've come up with a listing of the lest favorite to the most favorite heroes to play. Combinations Your heroes will take physical damage. Your heroes will take … Continue reading “Darkest Dungeon”: Heroes and Parties