Life long geek and proud of it. Proud father of two girls. Michael has come from his roots in video games all the way back as a kid with the Colleco and Intellivision, playing AD&D with friends at Wet and Wild, and picking up his first comic book of Silver Surfer #50 in 1991. His favorite movies include Excalibur, Dragon Slayer, and Last Man Standing. He can't get enough of everything Marvel Comics and the fantasy genre as well as wearing out his copies of Firefly. He has two tattos on both arms. One of the Decpitcon/Cobra logos and the other is the Arashikage Clan from GI Joe. He works professionally as the Web Designer and Manager for one of the nations top technology schools and has a degree in Informatics (Design) from Indiana University and a minor in Computer Science.
I go nuts here. I still have my NES, SNES, Genesis, Turbo Graphics 16, PS2, and PS3 hooked up to my game room tv. All powered on with a flick of the switch. I really enjoy Fighting games (Mortal Kombat), RPG's (Elder Scrolls), and the occasional FPS (Overwatch).
I play weekly with a group of friends and we enjoy everything from legacy games (Pandemic Legacy), Campaign games (Imperial Assault), Strategic (Kemet), to miniatures (Mechs Vs Minions) and RPG's (D&D). I love to play TCG's but have almost exclusively gotten out of that field and dove into living card games instead.
OK, I watch too many of these hands down. Something about sitting for hours in a movie theater with popcorn that I'll never give up. I'm pretty easy and can watch almost everything. I do love the super hero craze going on these days but any heroic journey story will sucker me in.
I used to watch too much TV as a kid and it's stuck with me. While I didn't watch a ton of Star Trek: TNG when it aired I am a huge fan these days. Firefly is my all time favorite but I still enjoy candy shows like The Flash, Supergirl, and Agents of Shield. I eat up everything Marvel on Netflix but about lost my mind watching Iron Fist. Oh, and I love me some old school cartoons like Transformers, Mask, Voltron, and GI Joe.
I am a slow reader. I won't try and deny it. But I do try to keep my nose in a book when I can. My favorites are anything by Brent Weeks (Night Angel Trilogy) and Robin Hobb. I have a soft spot for all the old TSR paperbacks and especially the Drizzt ones.
At 15 I worked with some people who read comics so I stopped at the local drug store and bought one with one of my first paychecks. IT was Silver Surfer #50 and it sucked me into the precursor to The Infinity Gauntlet. I've been bonkers for comics ever since. I'm currently pulling all the X books, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, and Champions.
November 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 39 mins
2020 challenge, apple tv plus, blizzard, blood bowl, halloween, haunting of bly manor, netflix, overwatch, raised by wolves, ridley scott, ted lasso, warhammer
Ted Lasso, Halloween 1978, Haunting of Bly Manor, Raised by Wolves, Blood Bowl, and Overwatch 2 / eSports.
October 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 35 mins
cyclades, d&d, edgar wright, marvel, shaun of the dead, star trek, star trek discovery, unmatched
Our thoughts on board games we played last weekend, a little bit of Discovery season 3, and Shaun of the Dead.
October 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 36 mins
2020 challenge, aeon's end, board game arena, gloomhaven, psycho
Board games and digital board games, including Gloomhaven, and Hitchcock’s Psycho.
October 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 31 mins
2020 challenge, american psycho, lower decks, prime video, star trek, the boys
Weekend updates, American Psycho, Lower Decks, and The Boys.
October 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 40 mins
2020 challenge, amazon prime, david fincher, enola holmes, marvel, netflix, se7en, sherlock holmes, the boys, wandavision
Fox joins us to talk about Theaters, Enola Holmes, The Boys, and Se7en.
September 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 37 mins
2020 challenge, assassin's creed, gloomhaven, nintendo, playstation, the godfather, torchlight, uncharted
Video games and Godfather 2.
September 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
2020 challenge, avengers, ea, nintendo, playstation, ps5, scarface
Chat about video games and consoles, MMOs, Scarface
September 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
2020 challenge, bill & ted, bill & ted face the music, christopher nolan, dune, inception, star trek, star trek day, star trek discovery, star trek lower decks
We chat about our Labor Day weekends, Star Trek Day, Inception, and Bill & Ted Face the Music.
September 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 27 mins
2020 challenge, 6nimmit, a clockwork orange, apple arcade, stanley kubrick, star trek lower decks
We chat a little about music, this week’s movie was A Clockwork Orange, with updates on comics, games, and shows we’ve been consuming.
August 31st, 2020 | 1 hr 40 mins
2020 challenge, 3 idiots, dc, dc fandome, indian film, netflix, umbrella academy
This week’s movie was 3 Idiots, we chat about all the trailers from DC Fandome, and Umbrella Academy season 2
August 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 35 mins
2020 challenge, comics, movies, tv shows, video games
Chat about theaters and masks, Star Trek Lower Decks, American History X, reality shows, and game and comic sales.
August 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
2020 challenge, movies, streaming, tv shows
Talk about Lagaan, Star Trek Lower Decks, and Theaters vs Direct to Streaming
August 9th, 2020 | 1 hr 33 mins
2020 challenge, board game arena, gen con
Chat about the various games we played online in lieu of GenCon, and our movie this week: Boyz n the Hood.
August 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
2020 challenge, cooking, dr strangelove, stanley kubrick, willy wonka
Cooking, Willy Wonka and old comedies, Dr Strangelove, The Last Dance
July 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 43 mins
2020 challenge, final fantasy, final fantasy xiv, horror, netflix, rosemary's baby, the old guard
Catch up one some recent TV shows, Netflix’ The Old Guard, Rosemary’s Baby, and a documentary about Final Fantasy XIV
July 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 37 mins
final fantasy xiv, in bruges, seishun buta yarou, star trek lower decks, wet hot american summer
Star Trek: Lower Decks, In Bruges, Wet Hot American Summer, Dennis recommends an Anime, Final Fantasy XIV