Opinions: A Dual Life Perspective – 1st Half 2020

Well. 2020 sure has been….something. The real has been exhausting, to be sure. I’ve felt like it’s been mostly a rollercoaster of event after event after event — and most of those events have been life-changing. When the year began, work felt like a marathon sprint with no end in sight. Just incredibly busy and…

Archives: The Looking Back Series – 2001 – 2004

When LVLs. became a thing, I thought it might be interesting to go through each year of my life and do a little write up on both the events that transpired per 365.25 days, as well as reflect on games that came out that particular year to award it the “best of that year”. Considering…

Academic: First and Frequent Fantasy – Appendix V: Focus Group

Following the survey and interview period, I invited all of the interviewees to a focus group to discuss some early findings, and to allow the participants a chance to discover each other and generate additional discussion on their gaming history, preferences, and anything else they wished to talk about. The agenda was more or less…

Academic: First & Frequent Fantasy Updates Coming Soon!

It’s been three years, but I’ve finally found an adequate workaround to transcribing the remaining interviews via a speech-to-text web app called Otter.ai. After testing it out on a previously completed interview and comparing the results between what I had posted here and what it came up with after a few edits, I’m going to…

Archives: The Looking Back Series – 1995 – 2000

When LVLs. became a thing, I thought it might be interesting to go through each year of my life and do a little write up on both the events that transpired per 365.25 days, as well as reflect on games that came out that particular year to award it the “best of that year”. Considering…

Archives: The Looking Back Series – 1990 – 1994

When LVLs. became a thing, I thought it might be interesting to go through each year of my life and do a little write up on both the events that transpired per 365.25 days, as well as reflect on games that came out that particular year to award it the “best of that year”. Considering…

Archives: The Looking Back Series – 1983 – 1989

When LVLs. became a thing, I thought it might be interesting to go through each year of my life and do a little write up on both the events that transpired per 365.25 days, as well as reflect on games that came out that particular year to award it the “best of that year”. Considering…

Personal: Top 111 Changes

Hello, I looked over my Top 111 and made some position changes. I felt that Mario Odyssey, Mario 64, SMB3, and M.U.L.E. needed to be pushed down a bit, while Steamworld Heist, Smash Ultimate, The Alliance Alive and Capcom Vs. SNK 2 got fairly beefy promotions, alongside a few other shifts. I also updated the…

Opinions: The Best of LVLS+ in 2019

I like to look back and narrow down my best work over the past year on my blogs, so it’s LVLS+’ turn in the spotlight. What are my best pieces of writing on games this year? While it’s still a WIP, I’m very excited to have started The Early History of Women in Video Games….