Duke: The Crank
Duke is the American, but don’t assume that all Americans are just loud and obnoxious! Well, actually, Duke is always loud and obnoxious, so never mind. He writes long, boring stuff on the website about falling in love with video game characters. What a freak.
Niche Game Fetish: Soul-crushing platformers (Super Meat Boy, Mushroom 11)
Other Interests: Politics, Cross-stitch
Catch Phrase: “SHUT THE HELL UP!”
Video Gamer Since: 1984 (Oooo, cool literary reference)
The Ineffable Urgency of Winning Rocket League
By DukeSkath on Tuesday, 18th October, 2016 I've been playing online multiplayer games since Star Wars: Battlefront II on the PS2. I've spent hours on hours in Call of Duty, mostly okay with losing. I've played lots of Battlefield games, Gears of War, CounterStrike, and plenty of others. There's something different about Rocket League. Part... 1Read Now!
The Challenge of Mindful Video Gaming
By DukeSkath on Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 This is an excerpt from my new book MindWipe: Dealing with Stress, Anger, and Ego. In some ways, the idea of playing video games mindfully is absurd. How can you be here now when you’re deliberately escaping into a virtual... 1Read Now!