Commuter Gamer: ‘Marvel Mighty Heroes’ Launches


‘Marvel Mighty Heroes’ launches today in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play. The game lets you build a team of heroes, play co-op missions with your friends, and experience the Marvel universe in a whole new way. Continue reading

Summer Camp for Gamers: The Game Experience, Part 1 — A Holistic Approach


Are your kids into videogames, and do they want to learn more about making them? Then The Game Experience may be the perfect summer camp for them. All this week, we’ll be exploring different aspects of the Barely Noticeable summer video game development immersion program offered by our sponsor, Experience America. Continue reading

Emerald City Comic Con 2015: Family Cosplay

Castle Bear was my model. Photo by Will James.

Today is the first day of Emerald City Comic Con and we’re all dressed up in our family cosplay. Hopefully we’ll see you out there! Continue reading

The Dice Section #25: ‘Wrath of Ashardalon’ and the Perfect Dungeon Crawl

Dungeon crawling with The Dice Section

This week on the podcast, we talk about the perennial geek favorite: the dungeon crawl. Why does the lure of loot always get us back down into those dark, dank catacombs? What makes the perfect dungeon crawl experience, and why do so many games fall just short of what we’re hoping for? We play Wrath of Ashardalon, one of the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System games, and talk about everything from Descent: Journeys in The Dark to Diablo III. Continue reading

Pac-Man and Donkey Kong Invade Earth in First ‘Pixels’ Trailer


Sony has just released the first trailer for ‘Pixels,’ a new live-action comedy featuring Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and literal Space Invaders attacking the Earth. With a crazy premise, interesting cast, and a ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Men In Black’ vibe, this could be fun. Continue reading

Commuter Gamer: ‘Firefly Online Cortex’


Like many of you I am dying in anticipation of the release of the ‘Firefly Online’ game, hopefully in the next few months. In the meantime, we can get a taste of the world SparkPlug Games is creating with the ‘Cortex,’ the official companion app for ‘Firefly Online.’ Continue reading

The Dice Section #24: ‘A La Kart’ With Daniel Solis

The Dice Section: A La Kart by Daniel Solis

In the latest episode of the GeekDad gaming podcast The Dice Section, Dave and Mike take a spin around the karting course with Daniel Solis and his new game ‘A La Kart.’ They also wax nostalgic about ‘Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,’ which just may be the best video game ever made. Continue reading

‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ Goes Comic Book

The Simpsons: Tapped Out comic book update

It seems like once a year or so, I post about ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out,’ also known as my favorite mobile time-waster. Other games come and go, but I’ve been playing this one for nearly four years now. While the Simpsons is what draws you into this freemium game, it’s the way Electronic Arts has continually released themed content and new levels that keeps it interesting. The latest update is a doozy, with superheroes like Homer’s Pieman battling the likes of Krusty’s Clownface and his rainbow-wigged henchmen, complete with comic book-styled intros and narration. Continue reading

‘Kirby’ Goes Clay, ‘Pokémon’ Goes Free-To-Play

rainbow curse

Once again I find that one company is monopolizing my meager daily allotment of gaming time, and once again that company is Nintendo. The Big N has recently released a pair of games from two of its prized first-party franchises, and, try as I might, I just can’t get enough. Continue reading