The Duck’s Favorite Moments with Virtual Bastion

In my last two posts, the Duck talked a bit about Virtual Bastion’s early days and a few notable firsts in celebration of our five-year anniversary.  When you’re lucky enough to spend half a decade working on a blog and Youtube channel dedicated to your favorite hobby, there are bound to be a lot of…

There’s a First Time for Everything at Virtual Bastion

Since this month is a time for reminiscing over the last five years of gaming and blogging goodness that has taken place here at Virtual Bastion, I can think of no better time to discuss a few notable “firsts”.  Before we get started, I’d just like to say that, no, I will not be covering…

Five Years with Virtual Bastion: A Duck’s Perspective

Wow, it’s hard to believe, but Virtual Bastion is now five years old!  To celebrate our five-year anniversary, the three of us are going to reminisce and share some of our fondest memories of our time working together.  So sit back, relax, and enjoy this trip down our respective memory lanes, won’t you?

Gaming Motives (Part 2)

This article continues from Gaming Motives (Part 1). To read what initially inspired this train of thought, please head to  What Rhino Said for the post “Do you remember why you started playing video games?” Having a gaming partner didn’t fundamentally change the way I played games – I remained a die-hard solo player. But…

Gaming Motives (Part 1)

“Do you remember why you started playing video games?” It’s a simple question. Or is it? When a blog post with this title by Creative Rhino popped up in my feed, I was immediately intrigued, because I like it when folks tackle broad, open-ended questions about gaming. Posts like that tend to be intelligent, tough,…

Video games, will you still love me when I’m 64?

For the past several years, it’s happened without fail. April comes round and BAM! life kicks again into high gear after a slow, cold winter. In and among all the wonderful chaos that takes up my springs, summers, and autumns, gaming goes waaaay down on the priority list. And even though I know this change…

Me, Myself, and Video Games

Maybe it’s in response to the recent controversies in gaming revolving around journalism, sexism, and criticism, but lately I’ve noticed an uptick in articles around the blogosphere about why folks game and why video games are important to them. These articles aren’t meant to stir the angst-ridden pot any further, but rather serve as affirmations of…

From the Console’s Perspective: The College Years, and Then Some

Ever wondered what life might look like from the perspective of a video game console? No? Uh…oh. Is it weird that I have? Don’t answer that. Instead, blissfully follow me in this three-part series where I imagine how the trappings for humanity might appear to a game console. Could be any game console, maybe that game console you’re staring…