Sonic Fan (and sometimes Director) John Carpenter on His Love for the Game Series

John Carpenter has directed and/or produced some of my favorite films (from Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York, The Fog, They Live, Big Trouble in Little China, to name a few), and I put him on my list of my favorite filmmakers of all time. The only thing that could make me idolize this man and his work more was if he were a fan of my favorite video game series…oh…huh…hold on…JOHN CARPENTER IS A SONIC THE HEDGEHOG FAN!?!?!?! ***jumping up-and-down, squealing*** Whew, ok, so, after telling The Guardian last month about how deep he was into Destiny 2, saying “I’ve dedicated my life to learning how to play it. At my age (69 years old) why not? It keeps me out of trouble.” Recently in FACT, he discusses his long-time love for SEGA’s blue-and-spiked-haired dude with an attitude. Continue reading “Sonic Fan (and sometimes Director) John Carpenter on His Love for the Game Series”

Get Ready for ‘Paprium,’ a Brand New Beat-Em-Up Game for the Sega Genesis!

So what if the last game commercially released on the Sega Genesis was the 1998 port of Frogger. That means, if you don’t count other homebrew or indie games (hey there, Pier Solar & the Great Architect), that it has been approximately 19 years since a brand new game has been released on the Genesis. So if you’re like me and have been holding on to Sega’s best-selling console (despite also owning a Retron 5), then we all have Paprium, a nice little Final Fight-inspired beat-em-up game that’s scheduled to come out later this year. Plus, if you’re wondering why I mentioned Pier Solar, this new game is being made by the same company, WaterMelon Games. HUZZAH! Continue reading “Get Ready for ‘Paprium,’ a Brand New Beat-Em-Up Game for the Sega Genesis!”

The Ancient Olympic Games – Geek Me Five #13

Howdy, Hey There And Hello, I’m Montez McCrary, at Tez El Nerdo from The PractitioNERD dot com, and on this episode of Geek Me Five, we’ll be discussing five interesting facts and topics about the original, old-school, TRUE OG of the current, modern iteration of the Olympic Games, the ANCIENT Olympic Games. Continue reading “The Ancient Olympic Games – Geek Me Five #13”

The Videogame History Museum is in Frisco, Texas?!? Yay!

I suppose it’s time for us gamers in South Texas to start making a pilgrimage to the Videogame History Museum.  What’s nice is that we won’t have to travel TOO far, but at this time most of its collection is in storage, and what we’ve been able to see concerning it was on cross-country tours at various gaming conferences and conventions. But in the near future, there will be a permanent public display, as the Frisco, Texas community board has approved a deal to give the Museum a 10,400 square foot location (roughly a bit larger than a baseball diamond) inside the city’s Discovery Center by this April, and then we retro gaming nerds can easily revisit some of the classic games and consoles that defined our childhood. Continue reading “The Videogame History Museum is in Frisco, Texas?!? Yay!”

This Girl Who Splices Herself Into Facebook Cover Photos of Movies & TV Shows is AWESOME!

I Love This Girl Who Splices Herself Into Awesome Facebook Cover Photos of Movies and TV Shows Continue reading “This Girl Who Splices Herself Into Facebook Cover Photos of Movies & TV Shows is AWESOME!”

SHAQ-FU! – PractitioNERD Doc’D #7

Shaquille O’Neal is a man of many names. Shaq. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Diesel. The Big Shaqtus. Superman. The Big Shamrock. Then there’s Shaq Fu; THEN there’s the infamous 1994 game based on said nickname: ‘Shaq Fu’. This month on Doc’D, host Montez McCrary takes you back to the height of Shaq-Mania and gives the skinny on Shaq – the man – and Shaq Fu … Continue reading SHAQ-FU! – PractitioNERD Doc’D #7

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Valve’s Steam Controller is Here, and…OOOO, I’m Intrigued!

Valve recently revealed details for its very own gamepad — the Steam Controller, designed to work with their Steam Machine varieties of console. The device differs from most modern controllers, featuring two circular, clickable trackpads (rather than analog sticks), and a touchscreen in the middle. Valve explains that the controller is “driven by the player’s thumbs, each one has a high-resolution trackpad as its base.”
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San Antonio MonsterCon 2012 Booth Walkthrough

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To celebrate this year’s MonsterCon in San Antonio (Sept. 28-29), here’s a video from last year’s MonsterCon showcasing every booth I stopped by at the event at the Wonderland of the Americas! ENJOY EVERYONE!! Continue reading “San Antonio MonsterCon 2012 Booth Walkthrough”