Solo: Or These Aren’t the PUGs You’re Looking For

I'm not a social gamer. For decades, I've preferred to escape into video game universes alone. Even in MMOs, I'm reclusive and stick to soloing almost exclusively. My anxieties carry over into games, I guess. I never really thought that was possible until I started delving into Xbox Live and feeling the same panicky nervousness … Continue reading Solo: Or These Aren’t the PUGs You’re Looking For

The Other Reality: Or How I Learned to Stop Grinding and Love the Multiverse

I read a great post over at The Geek Anthropologist today and it got me feisty. Forgive me - I don't outline, I spew until I stop. Tangents are my slippery tentacles. I've been an avid gamer since I was little. I remember the original Mario Bros. and Joust stand-ups at Safeway. I remember pizza-smeared … Continue reading The Other Reality: Or How I Learned to Stop Grinding and Love the Multiverse