About

Hey there folks! My name is Chris Torrey, veteran radio DJ, video game aficionado, and lover of all things nerdy.

In early 2018, I realized I’d constructed a massive collection of over 300 video games, spanning PC, consoles and handhelds. But want to guess how many of those I’d actually beaten? If you guessed barely any, you’d get a Platinum Trophy. At that point it became painfully obvious to me I had an addiction to buying games on sale. Stuff I knew was quality and would be worth the cash, but I could never find the time to play.

Enter the Life’s A Game project! The flagship of the site is a biweekly podcast I produce with some of my closest current and former radio pals. Basically we treat the show like a book club but for video games, where each episode we cover a different video game in depth. We start by discussing the history and development cycle of the title, going over game design, philosophy, trivia, and more. Then we summarize the plot, avoiding spoilers where possible, and focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of the writing. And finally, we wrap up with a hearty talk on the gameplay elements and soundtrack of the title.

Here on the site, you will be able to find opinion pieces on topics we feel passionate about. Sometimes it could be a general article like what to do when you splurge on Steam Sales or how to use the KonMari Method to tidy up your game library. Other times it might be more laser-focused, like Pokemon’s alienation of older fans or Silent Hill’s clever use of disempowerment. And in time, you’ll be able to catch much of the crew streaming weekly over on our Twitch page, where we may be playing our next episode’s game, an obscure indie gem, or the most popular trading card game in the world, Magic: The Gathering.

Since LAG’s inception, I’ve already started to chip away at my lengthy game “To-Do” list. 10% down, a whole lot more to go… But we’ll get there. Come along with us for a week and we’ll slay your backlog of boss fights together.