“Still scrambling to wrap-up your holiday shopping craziness and can’t quite find the perfect gift for that favorite geeky person in your life? Don’t fret. We’ve got our fingers on the pulse of the coolest nerdy tech around. From the crazy to the clever, here’s a saucy selection of iPad gift geekery that’s bound to titillate that special someone who takes their iOS addiction very seriously.”
“The process of keeping the mind sharp and punchy is a lot like going to the gym — except instead of lifting weights and working up a nasty sweat, some of us prefer to engage in a bit of clever wordplay to keep the brain firing on all cylinders. When mental gymnastics are preferable to good old-fashioned physical exercise, the App Store is a hot spot for hunting down the best puzzle games for getting the job done. Get ready to flex some mental muscle and scarf down some tasty word salad with these stimulating gaming apps for the orthographically inclined.”
Skyrim owns you. It is, as they say, everywhere you are. I don’t usually make a lot of time to play games just for shits and giggles in the middle of the holiday season coverage rush, but my craving for nerdy fantasy epicness overruled my better senses. I pre-ordered Bethesda’s latest jaunt in the Elder Scrolls saga on a whim. It arrived. I set it aside for a few days. Then I cleared my schedule for 24 hours, cracked open the cellophane wrap, inserted the disc into my Xbox 360, and BOOM: nerdgasm. Wizards! Glowing axes! Melting people’s faces off with jets of flame from my hand! YES!
But for all its grand quests and diversions, one of the things that I’m enjoying the most about Skyrim is the all the weird WTF moments that pop-up during my travels. With such a vast open world to explore, I’m finding myself prone to wandering around and getting into trouble rather than sticking to the main story line for any length of time. Here’s a short and snappy chronicle of some of my random oddball experiences in the game presented in easily digestible list form.
“Finding the perfect holiday gift for that special someone one can be an agonizing process, particularly if their tastes shy away from cushy mainstream gift-giving fare and lean toward the quirky end of the spectrum. And while video games and assorted high-tech gadgetry are almost always a secure bet, sometimes you need to switch the geekiness to full-auto to get the job done.”
Set your phasers on “super geeky” and check out my first feature story for MSN’s Game On right here.