A Lonely Night, A Chipotle Quesarito, and Why You Should Never Listen to Dan Ryckert

chipotle-quesaritoOver the past 10 years, I have not once sat at a restaurant by myself and ate food. A personal rule of mine, I have always felt that eating on the run or bringing it home was better than sitting alone. You never have to eat by yourself, you can always find a way to be more productive. Last night, I broke that rule. The food I was to consume was too intense, and required my full attention. I nearly died.

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Why Minnesota Fans Are Notoriously Timid

joker-clapMinnesota is the home for people who don’t get excited about things. I have been to several events, ranging from football games, to live concerts, to downhill speed ice skating championships. Each time, I am surprised by our general lack of enthusiam. What causes this? Why are we so timid? Why don’t Minnesotans get excited? Continue reading

Guy Makes Son Play Video Games Chronologically

dad-makes-kid-play-games-chronologicallyAfter writing my article about my video game collection being equivalent to my dad’s record collection, I had many thoughts about how to introduce my kid to video games. One dad, however, was just crazy (or just brilliant) enough to actually take on the project, and he made his kid the center of his video game experiment: what if kids had to play games from the beginning? Continue reading

The Wii U Might NOT Have Become The Console To Beat This Generation

wii-u-system-to-beat-falseOur friends over at HardcoreGamer wrote an article stating that the Wii U might be the console to beat this generation, stemming almost completely from the fact that they were able to load up an online game of Super Smash Brothers without issue. The article states that the PS4 and Xbox One are simply playing second-fiddle to gaming PCs (a part of their argument I happen to agree with). But what we are really looking at here is this: Nintendo is is a one-man fight against itself for 3rd place. Continue reading

Select Start plays WRC POWERSLIDE

select-steat-video-logoSpearheaded from our earlier efforts of the Select Start podcast, a new feature has been added to The NorthCast: live-streaming video! The feeds will be viewable LIVE via Twitch at www.twitch.tv/WatchSelectStart, and will subsequently be archived here on The NorthCast, as well as on our new YouTube Channel. This week, we partake in the 4-player goodness of WRC POWERSLIDE, best describes as a mash-up of Mario Kart and the DiRT series. Continue reading