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Stepping away from game discussion to briefly talk about the election. I wouldn’t say anything if I wasn’t very worried, as a physician and citizen. Our country is in danger, and those in charge are turning a blind eye to the COVID-19 pandemic while millions suffer and hundreds of thousands have died. The only thing that has been worse than the pandemic itself is the ineptitude of Trump and the White House Administration, along with much of the federal government. …

We are all in need of some distraction as the election and COVID-19 drag on. With Halloween around the corner, why not talk about some of my favorite horror games? Are these games suitable for children? I’ll let you take a wild guess on that one. Even with their mature overtones, there’s a lot to enjoy and scare yourself with after the young ones have gone to bed.

I’m sure Isaac is as calm and cool as ever under that mask

Dead Space Series

Set hundreds of years in the future, humans have slowly used up the earth’s resources. So the next best thing to do is explore the galaxy and tear apart other planets so…

Understanding the content of a video game, especially without having played it previously, is key to monitoring content for children. We do this with movies and other media, so it only makes sense to do so with video games. But video game content is much harder to understand fully when compared to other media due to the sheer volume of content in current generation games. Top-tier games today can take 20–60 hours just to complete the story mode and include online interactions and transactions that are difficult to monitor. No parent has the time or patience to get through that…

Released on August 4th, 2020 for PS4, PC

Sometimes, simplicity is best which shines in Fall Guys. Who knew a game about a bunch of weird beans could be so entertaining? When Falls Guys was released 1 month ago it overran the internet with over 1.5 million players within the first 24 hours of release and becoming one of the most viewed games on Twitch during its first month. How was it able to do this?

Again, I believe it’s simplicity as the gameis deceivingly easy to learn. The only controls you know is how to move, grab/push, jump and dive. That’s it. Even young kids can learn…

Rating this game is fairly simple, especially with those of us who have played and loved these 3 games over the last 20+ years. These games are all incredible, and are becoming classics arguably on the same level as the original Super Mario Brothers. And it’s saying something that Sunshine is considered the “worst” of these three. It’s like comparing Michael Jordan to Scottie Pippen. Yes, arguably one is better than the other, but they’re both on the same team so who cares!

At some point, we all learn we need screen time limits the hard way. My parents, despite my objections when I was a kid, actually had a good system set up for screen time limits for me. I threw it out the window when I went to college, thinking I knew better. One night in particular, after a full day of classes, my brother and I settled in for a Mountain Dew and left over Halloween candy fueled night of Halo 3. We had a blast! I can’t remember exactly what time we finished, but we were horrified to realize…

You’re some relaxing games to play instead of watching two old men argue:

  • Fall guys
  • Animal Crossing
  • Jackbox Party Pack 1–6
  • Deliver Us the Moon
  • Portal 1 and 2
  • Super Mario 3D All-stars
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Or literally any other game. Seriously though, we all need November 3 to happen and be behind us. This is as political as I look get on here, (unless it comes to a public health issue) but I will not be voting for the man that is endorsed by the KKK. Hope you can find something more enjoyable in the debate tonight.

Please vote.

I am throwing in my voice among the throngs of internet bloggers. I’m a physician and I play video games on a regular basis. I play for fun and to wind down at the end of the day. Games have meaning to me and have always been a significant part of my life.

Rather than try to be another video game reviewer or another streamer (does anyone really want to watch me furrow my brow as I send Mario to his death over and over again?) I thought I’d try to do this from the viewpoint of a physician.

The plumber has suffered enough at my hands


8-Bit Doc

I am a doctor and video game extraordinaire! And by extraordinaire I mean I’m kind-of okay.

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