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ENTER WIZROBE

Sun, 10/08/2006 — Sak

In August of 1987, one of metal's most influential bands -- yet also one of the most obscure -- disbanded not with a bang, but with a whimper. Wizrobe, cited by the likes of Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, and that one dude from Helloween who sort of harasses a dwarf in the "Hall of the Mountain King" video, to be the best metal band to emerge from the then-nascent "EPIC FANTASY METAL" genre (purists insists on capitalizing the genre name).

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GREAT POT SMOKING MOMENTS IN GAMING HISTORY #1

Mon, 10/02/2006 — Sak

On December 13th, 1998, Vernon Bathers, of Kingdom City, Missouri, had a vision. A vision that was primarily induced by the consumption of twenty USD worth of psylocybin and the inhalation of just under one ounce of marijuana.

"I was, uh -- man. Ha. Y'know, just sort of -- like, I'm not advocating this shit, man. You do what you gotta do, right? I'm just saying, 'Who are you to judge me?'"

On that cold December night, Bathers (profession: "Professional bachelor, man. Professional bachelor.") sketched out the preliminary designs (to notebook paper, with a graphing pencil) to what would go on to become, in modified form, a videogame smash success eight years later. The game that Bathers poured his heart and soul into for aproximately fourteen minutes? Sitar Hero.

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