THAT TIME A GAME ALLOWED ME TO PLAY AS MY FAVORITE COMIC BOOK CHARACTER AND VIDEO GAME CHARACTER AT THE SAME TIME

As someone who was born in the 80’s, my video game education, like many I’m sure, started with the NES. Everyone has their favorite series from that era: whether it’s Nintendo first-party heavy hitters like Mario and Zelda, but for me, it was Mega Man. There wasn’t much I didn’t like about Capcom’s beloved franchise:…

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN’S MILES MORALES PROBLEM

I want to preface this piece very early on by saying I love the character of Miles Morales: In either collected edition or trade, I have every issue starring the character as written by Brian Micheal Bendis; I have multiple Miles Morales Spider-Man action figures and even a hoodie and t-shirt modeled after Miles’ now…

WHAT I WILL (AND WON’T) MISS ABOUT TOYS-TO-LIFE

Disney Infinity ended in 2016, Lego Dimensions ended about a year and a half later in 2017, and while Activision’s Skylanders hasn’t throw in the towel officially, its taking a year off is very telling that the series is on shaky ground. Started in 2011 with Skylanders: Spryo’s Adventure, the toys-to-life genre of games that allowed action figures to interact with a video…

I’M NOT READY TO MAKE THE SWITCH…YET.

In my approaching thirty-three years of life, a lot of which has been parked in front of a screen with controller in hand, I never got to participate in the launch of a brand new console though I always wanted to. The way things always played out was that I either didn’t have the money…