The Punishing Beast

I published a short story today on Amazon!  It involves Santa and Krampus!  It's only $0.99!  Go buy it!

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Zero Lives - Episode 035: Merry Destiny Christmas

For the holidays, my titan dons his Santa suit and dishes out justice in both PvE and PvP.

I’m Famous! You’re Famous!

I love seeing the Google Maps car. It's like seeing a celebrity, but it's your photo that ends up on the Internet. You rush online and tell all your friends.

"I saw it! I saw the Google!"

Zero Lives - Episode 033: Destiny

Tonight, a valiant effort is made.  I make my foray into a heroic strike.  What proceeds to unfold is a story of courage, strength, and the forging of a brotherly bond.

Zero Lives - Episode 032: Destiny

This episode was beleaguered with lag issues for which you have my apologies. Otherwise, I break down the sparrow racing event within Destiny!

Zero Lives - Episode 031: Gears of War 3

I wasn't really feeling it at the start of tonight's broadcast. I had a bit of a relapse today. Fortunately, you guys turned it around. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

Zero Lives - Episode 030: Gears of War 3

Thanks to the backwards compatibility for Xbox One, I dive back into Gears of War 3. Horde mode was my absolute favorite mode of the game and I thought it would be great to get back into it. Until I remembered the flaws of hosted matches.

Bloodborne - Witch of Hemwick Fight

Yet again, the PS4 refuses to stream in HD. Again, you have my apologies. 

The Witch of Hemwick was probably the easiest boss encounter thus far in Bloodborne. I imbued the Threaded Cane with bolt and was able to get through it without any issues.

Bloodborne - Father Gascoigne Fight

Father Gascoigne is by far the most challenging boss I've faced in Bloodborne.  To become victorious, I had to use a lot of underhanded techniques.  I'm not very proud of it, but it had to be done.

Also, I apologize for the quality.  The PS4 is not agreeing with the streaming.

Bloodborne - Darkbeast Paarl Fight

Yet again I stumble into a boss fight within Bloodborne. Yet again, I am extremely lucky they're beast-based. I also had the help of a summoned NPC hunter which really saved my bacon.

Bloodborne - Blood Starved Beast Fight

Whilst exploring Old Yharnam, I kind of stumbled into the Blood-Starved Beast.  What neither of us expected was the grinding I had done in Cathedral Ward paying off.

Bloodborne - Vicar Amelia Fight

This was my second attempt at Vicar Amelia.  After the first encounter, I had apparently spent a lot more time grinding in the Cathedral Ward than I had thought.  Who knew a flaming Threaded Cane could be so beastly?

Wings in Shaiya

Hello again!  Shaiya has taken a page out of Aion's book and added wings.  If you'd like to earn some, you're in luck!  I have a code for one lucky user after the jump.

Stormtrooper Shenanigans

In the quiet moments of battle, even Stormtroopers need to blow off some steam.

Vader Gets Weird

Over the course of the night, Battlefront proceeded to get weirder and weirder.  It culminated in Vader bending space and time around himself.

Batman v Superman 3rd? Trailer

Up until this point, I didn't really care about Batman v Superman.  The way DC has been putting together their films (aside from the phenomenal Christopher Nolan trilogy) has been lackluster.  The Superman films in particular are too dark and don't fit the character all that well.

Zero Lives - Episode 029: Star Wars Battlefront

I go through the remaining modes in Battlefront including Blast, Droid Run, and Walker Assault.  After a demoralizing defeat, I question whether I'll continue playing the game.

Hello Friends

Hello, friends.  It's been some time since I've addressed you so informally.  I apologize.  We should get together and hang out more.  I'll make the coffee if you bring the cookies.

For a little over a decade now, I've been putting the bulk of my creative content on the Internet.  From terrible prose to short stories to webcomics and now broadcasting games...I've dabbled in a lot.  While the bulk of what I do is to try and entertain others, I also do it for very selfish reasons.  I am a very introverted person.  That bothers me.  I see the great content that people like Scott Johnson, Tom Merritt, Brian Brushwood, Justin Robert Young, and so many others produce and it leaves me incredibly envious.  Not of their success, but that they can perform so well and so reliably.

I want to be like them in that I produce great content on a regular basis.  To help with that, I've been working on my Zero Lives broadcast.  It was originally a way to show the games I was playing and what I liked about them.  At first, I didn't even use a microphone.  I didn't plan on people really watching them.  But it turns out, there were a few of you that did watch.  And for whatever reason, the lot of you wanted to hear me talk.

That little bit of support meant the world to me.  But I still have to be selfish.  If I'm going to break out of this shell and do what I really want to, I have to keep making the show.  I have to embrace that discomfort and work past it.  Because that's the trick of it, I have a lot of fun once I get my mind off the fact I'm putting myself out there.  That is what is going to produce the best content, enjoying the work I do.

Now, I want to bring you more of that content.  For the past few weeks, I've been broadcasting on as part of the revival of Zero Lives.  Episodes are recorded every Monday and Wednesday at 8pm CST.  I've not asked for anything when it comes to my creative work.  But now, I'm asking for your help.  If you find any value in what I do, please consider becoming a Patron at  Anything you can contribute is immensely appreciated.  If you can't contribute anything, consider telling a friend about the show.

I say it's a therapeutic gaming podcast because it's just that for me, therapy.  I spend so much time stuck inside my own head, it's easy to get lost.  I've struggled with depression, suicidal tendencies, and all manner of other unpleasant business for nearly half my life now.  But this, this helps that.

Thank you for all of the support you've given me over the years.  This site, the content, it's what makes me come alive.  I look forward to bringing you more entertainment for a very long time to come.

Zero Lives - Episode 028: Bloodborne

It's finally here!  Bloodborne is amazing and I'm amazingly awful at it.  Watch my horrific and cheap tactics! On a side note, you'll have to forgive the poor quality.  I'm new to this whole PS4 thing and didn't set the broadcast quality correctly.  Also, there is no commentary for related reasons.