Kaitlyn Booth

In Defense Of Fanfiction

In Defense Of Fanfiction

I can remember quite clearly the first fanfiction I read. It was back in middle or high school. I would say that is about right. I was inspired to write my first long form story back then as well and over the next year or so I wrote over 50,000 words of this extremely ambitious […]

 Alan Smithee

Saying “I’m a Gamer” is Not Wrong

Saying “I’m a Gamer” is Not Wrong

I have a condition. I’m too comfortable accepting labels for who I am. The big difference is that I don’t make who I am say to the world WHAT I am. There might be some confusion with that last statement, but please give me a second to try to explain.Labels, regardless of whether they’re assigned […]

 Alan Smithee

Why I’ll Keep Watching FX’s Chozen

Why I’ll Keep Watching FX’s Chozen

When I first heard of Chozen, the new animated show from FX, I really didn’t think I’d enjoy it nor would I figure I’d keep watching, but after seeing just two episodes of this inaugural season, I will keep watching it and I’ll tell you why. It’s not afraid to break social norms. At the […]

 Brian West

Becoming a Hero: Revisiting the Ending of Man of Steel

Becoming a Hero: Revisiting the Ending of Man of Steel

Man of Steel gave us a fresh new take on Superman, but did the ending go to far? This fan doesn’t think so.

 Ryan Wilson

On Second Thought: PlayStation 4

On Second Thought: PlayStation 4

Now that I’ve calmed myself down and began stuffing money back into my wallet, I’ve collected my thoughts and looked even deeper into the upcoming PlayStation 4.

 Alan Smithee

No Hungy In Extremis

No Hungy In Extremis

This year, I made a hell of a 2013 resolution and I’m here to talk about it.

 Alan Smithee

How I Ruin Television For Myself

How I Ruin Television For Myself

I love watching TV with my kids, I love watching it with my wife…for the love of Crom, I even enjoy watching the boob tube with complete strangers in bars (though that may be VERY infrequently). However there is something festering inside of me that is destroying the fantasy, that thing is my own brain.

 Robert Chesley

Perspective: Magic and Life

Perspective: Magic and Life

I’ve wanted to write something like this for a long long time. I always loved when the writer analogues real life issues to Magic and this is my first attempt at doing so.

 Alan Smithee

I’m Becoming an Older Geek

I’m Becoming an Older Geek

I’d love to know the age of the typical reader/commenter of WatchPlayRead…because I have some serious questions about the demographics of our audience. Are there pre-teens out there in the audience? Any REALLY old people reading this right now?

 Robert Chesley

Geeks and Jocks have more in common than you may think

Geeks and Jocks have more in common than you may think

I’ve been a geek for most of my life, but I’ve been a sports fan for far longer. Many of the earliest memories I have come from watching superhero cartoons on TV as well as watching some of the most important NBA games in the history of the game. I love seeing what happens with […]

 Alan Smithee

SimCity Headed to Facebook

SimCity Headed to Facebook

Zynga, the company who has the “Facebook game kings” title locked down tight with their games like Farmville and CityVille have attracted the attention of a very jealous EA who own the rights to one of the most beloved simulation games ever made, SimCity. Should Zynga worry?

 Jill Seale

A Concise and Poignant Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

A Concise and Poignant Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

It’s the end of an era. Today marks what many will consider to be a turning point for the United States of America as well as the rest of the world.

 Jill Seale

How not to be an entitled douchebag on the internet: Valve edition

How not to be an entitled douchebag on the internet: Valve edition

“Dear Valve, nice idea but you will not ever live it down. You shall be ranked among Activision in the evil department” This reaction to Valve’s recent Portal 2 ARG hijinx from a random twitter user is an example of how to do it very wrong.

 Robert Chesley

Bioware Stands By Dragon Age II Romances.

Bioware Stands By Dragon Age II Romances.

In response to a forum post over at the official “Dragon Age II” forum, there was a debate on whether or not that Bioware intentially tried to alienate the “Straight Male Gamer” demographic.

 Alan Smithee

The Great Gmail Derp-up of 2011

The Great Gmail Derp-up of 2011

Google, I love you guys so very much, but when you disable people’s accounts without telling them you’re going to do so…it causes guys like me to panic.