The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man

Victor Paul Alvarez

Victor Paul Alvarez got his first Atari 2600 at age 7. He dressed as Spider-man on Halloween every year until high school.

The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man - 2013-06-06 07:59:31

The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man

How I learned to let go of (some of) my comic book collection for the good of mankind
Raising A Generation That Isn’t Afraid Of Its Passions - 2013-02-22 16:23:45

Raising a generation that isn’t afraid of its passions

Videogames and comic books have gone mainstream without losing their edge. For fans, there has never been a better time to enjoy these passions. 
Raising Kids Who Won’t Murder Other Kids - 2013-02-08 14:56:49

Raising Kids Who Won’t Murder Other Kids

I was sitting at the bar in my favorite Japanese restaurant just days after 20 children were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Geek Girl Turns Geek Mom Inside The Gaming Industry - 2012-12-21 19:55:43

Geek girl turns geek mom inside the gaming industry

Being a gaming journalist is a cool job. No doubt about it. You are correct to envy us. However, it’s not all drunken E3 parties and late night multiplayer battles with game developers and celebrities. We play games for a living, of course, but for every Far Cry 3 there’s a Hello Kitty’s Island Adventure […]
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Meet My Wife – She Hates Video Games

I moved into my wife’s apartment shortly after we met. On the first day I brought a bottle of Knob Creek and my Xbox. I asked her where she kept the TV. She opened a closet door and rolled out an old Magnavox. The screen was covered in candle wax. The knobs – that’s right, […]
Dad’s Geek Knowledge 101 Quiz Game - 2012-11-23 16:46:56

Dad’s Geek Knowledge 101 quiz game

There are many things no one tells you before you have kids. Just as well, there are things you’re not supposed to admit when you’re a new parent. The hardest pill to swallow is that a newborn baby is all work and no play. There’s not much you can do but keep them alive.
Every Generation Gets The Spider-Man They Deserve - 2012-11-02 17:43:01

Every generation gets the Spider-man they deserve

Everyone else in the house is asleep. After a fine dinner out with my family I am alone in the basement, watching The Amazing Spider-man on the 60” Plasma HDTV I bought myself for my 40 th birthday.  
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Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Beautiful

My daughter is a pretty girl who will grow into a beautiful young woman. I don’t know if she’ll be a beautiful booth babe at nerd conventions or a beautiful police officer stepping on necks (I know which one I’d prefer). But she will be beautiful.
Why Won’t His Spider Sense Tingle? - 2012-10-05 15:19:35

Why won’t his Spider Sense tingle?

I worry about my son.
Growing Up Gaming - 2012-09-21 14:38:09

Growing Up Gaming

I still have the Atari 2600 my brother gave me when I was seven years old. It works perfectly. I routinely host Warlords tournaments in the wee hours after dinner parties at our home.


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