At the humble age of 3, TJ ran away from his parents during a vacation in Colorado. They found him in an arcade, standing on a chair, playing Neo Geo's World Heroes. Years later, TJ has a passion for video games across most all genres and is particularly interested in the cultural shifts and trends of video game development. When he's not playing around on PCs and consoles, he's writing creatively and working on short stories and ideas for novels or checking out bad movies with a few friends over a few drinks and some laughs, whichever comes first.
10 Most Intense Encounters in Survival Horror
This list is a celebration of those monsters that leave us always looking for the way out well before we consider fighting them. These are the Most Intense Encounters in Survival Horror.
10 Worst Mortal Kombat Characters
Of the over 64 characters in Mortal Kombat, they can’t all be zingers, right? Yep, in fact, there are quite a few characters in the series that are decidedly not winning any awards for design.
10 Best Mortal Kombat Characters
One way or the other, these characters set themselves apart for the foray of fierce fighters and make themselves known to us as some of the best NetherRealm Studios has to offer. These are our 10 Best Mortal Kombat Characters.
A Konami Without Kojima: The Impossible Made Real
When I read the first rumors about Hideo Kojima leaving Konami, I, probably like many others, dismissed it as absurd. In my mind, Konami without Hideo Kojima was an impossibility. If Konami was a body, Kojima has undoubtedly been the face.
10 Worst Co-Op Game Fun Killers
There are things in the co-op world that can turn fun into frustration and teamwork (or lack thereof) into trouble. This list is dedicated to the instances where friendship and video games don't always mix.
10 Most Bizarre Fighting Game Characters
Sometimes reaching for the unique leads to some of the weirdest amalgamations of character design and mechanics we have ever seen. These are some of the most bizarre fighters in the gaming universe.
What a Game Like No Man’s Sky Means
I’m old enough to remember some of the earliest days of the space flight sims, so when I saw the first advertisements for No Man’s Sky, I watched it with all the awe of a child watching ads for Star Trek or Star Wars for the very first time.
10 Worst Movie Video Games
Whether it's trying to meet a deadline in time with the release of a movie or trying to cash grab on the success of an established product, ventures at adaptation have all too often produced some of the worst games ever seen.
10 Best World Music Tracks in JRPGs
This is a list dedicated to some of the best examples of world and town music in JRPGs that give meaning to the journey as much as the destination. These are the Best World Music Tracks in JRPGs.
Five Games That Didn’t Need Guns to Be Fun
These games were great, but they didn't need any guns to achieve that greatness.
There Is No Escape(ism) in Emotionally Oppressive Games
Shouldn’t games be fun? Shouldn’t games be an escape? The answer is no, not necessarily.
Retro Done Right With Shovel Knight
There are many titles that have worked at utilizing the spirit of old school technique to enhance the experience of a good game. What is it that makes Shovel Knight stand out from other attempts at retro charm?