Category: Games

Skyrim now available to pre-load on Steam

With less than 40 hours to go, Skyrim is now available for pre-loading on Steam. Download it now, so you can be ready to unlock the files and start playing as soon as Friday rolls around!

8-Bit Commando

Are you craving an old-school sidescroller that’s unapologetically difficult and has a great soundtrack? 8-Bit Commando has you covered.

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Preparing for Skyrim

When a game is as big of a deal as Skyrim, it’s imperative that you make sure you’re fully stocked and ready for the adventure. Join us as we outline what we’re doing here at Living With a Nerd in preparation for Skyrim’s impending release.

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Potential ambient alternatives to Skyrim’s soundtrack

One of my hobbies is matching up different albums and songs with different games. This mix and match effort has often been a resounding success, with certain combinations being granted  a very prominent place in my memory. Skyrim, like the previous Elder Scrolls games before it, is poised to have an incredible soundtrack that will make crypts seem darker, mountains seem taller, and the winds seem colder. Even though I plan on playing through the majority of the game while listening to the music included with Skyrim, I thought it would be fun to find some external music that works well with the game.

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Reasons we’re excited for Skyrim

Skyrim is now about 10 days away, and like many of you, we’re starting to get extremely excited. Let’s look at the things that make Skyrim such a big deal.

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Bloodrayne: Betrayal

Don’t let your opinion of the subpar third-person games and bad movies fool you: Bloodrayne: Betrayal is an old-school platformer that will kick your ass while putting a smile on your face.

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Co-op retro project will be soon be a go

Brittnie and I have decided to embark on a co-op retro game project, where we’ll be playing old games together, then writing about the experience. With the help of some of our friends, we’ve got a preliminary list of the games that we’ll be tackling. Even though we’ll be kicking off the project by going through Dead Space Extraction, we decided to keep the list limited to games that were released on the SNES/Genesis or earlier. Here’s what we have together so far…got any suggestions to add? Let us know in the comments. Thank you!


  • River City Ransom
  • Snake Rattle and Roll
  • Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers


  • Secret of Mana
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Uniracers
  • The Legend of the Mystical Ninja


  • World of Illusion
  • Toe Jam and Earl


Good Lord, Hard Reset can be beautiful sometimes

After plinking away at it for the past month, I finally finished Hard Reset tonight. The storyline is creative (if presented a bit hamfistedly), and the voice acting is atrocious…but the gameplay? Intense, fun, and challenging.

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Aliens Infestation

With the Nintendo DS at its end of life, gamers have been blessed with an atmospheric Metroidvania-style love letter to the Aliens franchise.

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Dungeons and Dragons Campaign, night 11

This is the session log from the eleventh night in a custom Dungeons and Dragons campaign I’m a part of.

Be sure to read our previous campaign sessions.

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