Jerry Bonner

jerry bonner

By day, Jerry Bonner works as the Senior Writer for Headlines and Global News (HNGN.com). By night, he writes for, and about, the interactive entertainment and technology industries. He is also the father of four gaming children ranging in ages from 22 to 9.

The Sims Saved My Marriage

How The Sims Saved My Marriage

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I downloaded The Sims 4 the other day, and there’s been a smile plastered on my face ever since. I can’t help but smile as I hear my 9-year-old-daughter, Bridget, merrily clicking away and discussing design choices with herself as she plays on my PC in the next room. I enjoy how much she enjoys the game, sure, but there’s more to it than that as well. I’m also smiling because we are all still here together, in the same house as a family, and that’s a very good thing. Read More

Family Gaming Memories: Retro Moments with Dad

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My father was a computer programmer for a large pharmaceutical company from the early 70s until the mid-80s. I vividly recall him bringing home large stacks of punch cards in his briefcase and being fascinated when I was told that these odd-looking cards contained “information.” Even at the wizened old age of 6 I found this rather improbable. What kind of information could be stored on these rectangular, manila cards that were riddled with holes? All of it made little sense to me. Read More