Why We Write

Dear Readers, We took the summer off. It wasn’t expected, but it was probably needed. We were all pretty quiet over the summer, not having a lot of conversations and having our own very eventful lives to deal with. But we decided to come back. Why? We don’t get paid; we all have full-time jobs…. Continue reading

Level 2. Ready? Start!

The movie Alien, in addition to employing classic Gothic horror tropes for its terror, used men’s fear of pregnancy as one of the primary disturbing motifs that have made the movie a classic in the horror genre (the only thing sci-fi about that movie is that it’s an ‘alien’… although, so is an infant). Just… Continue reading

EA Gets “Tuck Rule” Victory Over Madden Designer Courtesy of CA Northern District Court

I have not and will not claim to be an expert in Intellectual Property law. I’ve never passed the patent bar and, frankly, IP attorneys tend to be a little…strange. With that disclosure of a lack of practice-area expertise, I’m having a hard time with District Judge Breyer’s conclusions in granting EA a reprieve from… Continue reading

Mail This: Stay Out of Our Games, Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats

Dear Senators Coats and Donnelly, Among all of the other pieces of news dropping recently regarding the fair city of Washington, D.C., one that has recently re-reared its ugly head is the specter of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). While the Senate, long identified as functioning as the more deliberative house of… Continue reading

Flashback Review: What’s Old is… Still Kind of Old. Again.

There’s a legitimate argument to be made that rebooting a classic game franchise isn’t the valueless, naked cash grab we have with Hollywood (seriously, Sony Pictures? Spider-Man?). In addition to massive graphics improvement, controls have gotten better in both form factor and performance, sound is immeasurably improved, and you have the internet to explain to… Continue reading