My Top 10 Video Games of 2017

I began this list originally with an introduction that was probably a bit too long and, perhaps, for the most part, unnecessary, so in one sentence, I’m going to express the sentiment I was going for:

2017 was a rough year for a number of people, but a great year for video games, and as hard as it may have been, the games this year seemed to make it a little bit better.

There. Phew. Done.

My top ten video games of 2017 list commences. (more…)

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My Top 20 Video Games of ALL TIME!: Part 3

Welcome everyone to the top ten! We’re at the point in the list where the games are ever the more difficult to place, where difficult decisions over what entry and why have to be addressed with almost every item here. Expect to be either surprised, outraged, or thoroughly satisfied at the majority of the choices from here on out—there probably won’t be much of an in between.

Let’s go! (more…)

My Top 20 Video Games of ALL TIME!: Part 1

I’ve managed on this blog to remain fairly noncommittal when it comes to posts about my “favorite” this and “the best” that. If my television show four part series that I wrapped up recently is any indication, I find it difficult sometimes to definitively say, “This is the best” whatever “and I love it SO MUCH,” in the more than likely event that I remember something I liked even more (illustrated by the fact that the series was designed to include 20 television programs and ended with 22).

But not this time! Roused by the release of the Nintendo Switch and my digging back through my old game collection, I am making a definitive “These are my top video games of all time” list. I will openly admit that I have played video games for a very long time and if I let it, this list may go on forever, but I will do my best here to narrow down (and order!) the list so as to do justice to some of the best titles I’ve had the pleasure of playing.

As the title suggests, we’ll be doing this similarly to the way I did the TV series: four parts, five entries in each part, the difference being that they will be ordered, beginning at 20, and we will NOT do any more than that! I am setting myself to a standard here. I need to do better. Without further ado, here we go! (more…)

20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention: Part Three

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay on this part of the television series. To be honest, I had a difficult time articulating what it is that makes these shows so good. Keeping it short, but explaining it semi-well is an art I’m not wonderful at so bear with me, enjoy these next five and hey—I promise the final five of this four part grouping will be up much sooner. (more…)

20 Television Shows That Are Worth Your Attention: Part One

At some point around this time last year, I decided to begin writing a lot of “Best of” lists: The best movies I’d seen in 2015, the best books I’d read, the best games I’d played.  And mixed in with those lists was a group of articles I never finished, but meant to, a collection of lists of the best shows on television that ended halfway through because I had a real issue committing to what I could label as “best.”

Seriously.

So I’m trying something different this time. (more…)