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Badass Married Guy’s Guide to Gaming: Why do you call yourself Ninja?

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Easy.  Because ninjas are awesome. Done.  -Jay (NinjaJay81)

Really the story is a lot more complex than that with a lot of ins and outs, some real cloak and dagger shit.  Okay, maybe not that complex.  The truth is that I picked Ninja because I always liked ninjas.  For as long as I can remember I played every ninja game and watched every ninja movie I could get my hands on.  Then I played hockey and kind of wrongly decided to get Ninja put on the back of my jersey instead of my last name and caught so much shit, but I did not care.  I was the Ninja and I have not stopped being the Ninja for about 15 years now. So NinjaJay81 is just the newest incarnation of my ninja being.

But this is not the only instance where my real life has affected my game playing...

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New Batman Game!!!

Nothing was more fun than to punch bad guys in the face playing as Batman in Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3, PC).  It looks like we are going to get to punch more bad guys as the Dark Knight in Batman: Arkham Origins (Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU, PC).  As reported in the May issue of Gameinformer:

“Warner Bros. Games Montreal has taken the mantle of the bat from Rocksteady Studios this time around for Batman: Arkham Origins.  WB Montreal has full access to Rocksteady’s custom modified Unreal engine to capture the look and feel of the Arkhamverse.  As the title suggests, the game takes place years before both of the previous Arkham titles when a young, unrefined Batman encounters many supervillains for the first time.”

The last time I played a game series that had changed studios was...

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Badass Married Guy’s Guide to Gaming: Playing Videogames with your wife

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Well, first off, I am not married to a gamer of any kind, be it videogame or board game.  In our five some-odd years of marriage, I have slowly revealed my gamer side to her because if I had gone full on gamer from the start, this blog would have been called Badass Single Guys Guide to Gaming and Being a Saddo.  But in the last year I have tried to get her to play games with me, so now I can share what I have learned for all you gamers who are in a relationship with a non-gamer.

First:  You need to find out what kind of games your partner might like.  I know this sounds like a no-brainer but you can’t just hurl them into just any game that you want to play...

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Badass Married Guys Guide to Gaming: Buying a new videogame

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Buying a videogame is a hard thing to do nowadays, unless you just have enough disposable income to spend on such things. But since I nolonger live as a bachelor, any money I have goes to things like the light bill or mortgage. So when I do decide to buy a new game I do some new game math.

When I look at a game to buy, a few things come into play:

One: how many hours of enjoyment can I get out of a game I am going to play?

Two: How much does it cost, and does the cost-to-hour ratio work out to under a dollar an hour?

Three: Is it something that I want to play?

Example: A new game comes out and it’s 60 bucks. I buy it and only play it for six hours, so that’s a ten dollars an hour game...

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God Bless the Nature Boy, Ric Flair!

I just gotta say that I wrestled with myself as to whether or not to add this as a post.  But C’mon.  A real-life Ric Flair story.   Wow, man. I remember the Nature Boy from when I was a kid.  And that was a minute ago.  Remember when he beat Dusty Rhodes!  What could I do? We all know those were some cool games.  Hittin your buddy with a chair. Super Suh-weeet.  And honestly, from Jimmy “the super fly” Snuka to Andre the Giant WWF  was some real entertainment for a 10 year old.*  So hey, I saw this story this morning and thought I’d reprint it.

It’s an unimaginable loss to think about losing a kid.  So…From the staff at wearexpendables.com to the Nature Boy, our sincerest condolences.

Ric Flair’s son found dead in Charlotte hotel room; foul play not suspected

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