Happy Birthday to Me!

By Ben So, my birthday was Sunday and it got me thinking. If I could have anything I wanted, I mean anything from the Millennium Falcon to a Danger Room, what would I get? Surprisingly I’ve never really thought about it if reality wasn’t a question. So, on a suggestion from Max I decided to … Continue reading

Is that a gaming console in your pocket? Or are you just happy to see me? episode 3

By Ben   Sometimes it’s hard to remember that handheld gaming – barring inclusion what can be considered prototypes like Nintendo’s Game and Watch line – is 25 years old. That’s a quarter of a century! What may be more surprising to those who were unaware, who forgot, or are too young, is that even … Continue reading

Hey, do you role play?

by Max I’m a gamer, and by gamer I refer to tabletop games. I don’t want to get or sound snobby and start a debate over tabletop games versus video games, or what makes a “real” gamer. I just prefer tabletop games. I like video games, I play them quite a bit, but I’m not … Continue reading

Nerdstafari Does Helldriver

By Max & Ben   Released in 2010, Helldriver is a zombie splatter film directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura. Known for his previous gore-fest, Tokyo Gore Police, Nishimura once again delivers a nearly non-stop deluge of guts and viscera. Kika is a miserable young girl. She and her invalid father are abused by her psychotic mother … Continue reading

Is that a gaming console in your pocket? Or are you just happy to see me? Episode 2

By Ben Though my first gaming experience was with the original NES, I truly cut my teeth on the Sega Genesis. With faster gameplay, beautiful graphics, and the very first game I ever perfected (Sonic 3 was my first-hand introduction to Super Sonic) it seemed fitting that this second entry in my continued look at … Continue reading