Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp -or- The Quest For Steel

While I alternate sitting and standing at my really neat adjustable desk, impatiently waiting for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to arrive while Googling the typical jail sentences for hijacking delivery vans, I wanted to start a write-up about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo's most recent foray into the mobile game racquet, …

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Why You Should Buy Xenoblade Chronicles 2 This Friday

Yesterday I had a conversation with my co-worker and fellow Nintendo-everything fanatic, and he explained to me that he wasn't interested in Xenoblade Chronicles 2  because he had never played previous installments in the series before. I explained to him that none of the Xenoblade games are connected, and spoke more about my experiences playing …

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Super Mario Odyssey – The Collect-a-Thon We All Needed

Evidently, Mario is not popular in Thailand. Our original honeymoon plans were going to put me in Japan for the Super Mario Odyssey launch, where our favorite Italian plumber enjoys fame and fortune, but despite my best efforts to steer my honeymoon to a more Mario-friendly destination, we enjoyed up going further south to Thailand. …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique – The Reflection Phase (part 4/4)

It's been months since I touched this article, having mentally divorced myself from Breath of the Wild and being unable to wrap up this series. That being said, for whatever reason I've stumbled upon a bout of motivation to complete it - perhaps due to the fact that I inadvertently wore my Breath of the …

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SNES Classic Edition: Unboxing and First Impressions!

If you've been a long-time visitor of Nostalgia Trigger, this is going to sound very unlike me - but I completely forgot that the SNES Classic Edition came out this past Friday. Let me rephrase - I knew the date that it was being released, but I completely forgot that the calendar had somehow moved to September …

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Metroid: Samus Returns – Old-School Cool!

13 years. It's been 13 years since a 2D installment in my top franchises of all time. The Metroid series may not have always had a spot on the podium, but since the early 00's, I've managed to play through almost every game in the series multiple times, and something clicked with me in more recent years. …

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Breaking the Curse of “Gamer’s Block”

As my pending nuptials creep inside the "one month to go" mark, I've found myself very distracted from gaming, blogging, and blogging about gaming, aside from the occasional burst of motivation. And as ill-timed as this may be, I've also been suffering through a rough bout of Gamer's Block! What is usually my go-to for relaxation …

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Six Months of Nintendo Switch/Thirty Years of Geddy

Well it happened folks. I have officially transitioned into my third decade of human life. And I'm happy to announce that I feel the youngest I ever have! I'm at my healthiest and wealthiest, so I think I'm doing it right, although I'll probably lose both of those traits as the plans in this decade …

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Question of the Month: September 2017!

Why, hello there! Today is an exciting day, for it is my first time participating in the Question of the Month, put on by none other than Kim from Later Levels! This month, the burning question on the collective Internet hivemind is: Who's the most memorable video game NPC? The games we play are filled with some …

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Magikarp Jump is the Definition of Insanity

I had originally planned to write a little mini-feature on this little iOS App Store tapping game, but here's the thing: I never got to a point where I wanted to retire from playing with it and put together a little review. It's odd that something like Magikarp Jump would appeal to me, but Nintendo seems …

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Introducing to the Family, the PSP! A Long-Winded Tale

Greetings and hello, newcomers and old readers alike. Perhaps you fall somewhere in the middle of those two extreme demographic ranges. Maybe you are a snow crab fisherman in your 40s, visiting relatives in New Zealand. These are only a handful of things that I have no way of knowing, because WordPress doesn't have a …

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Two Years Later: A Brief Tribute to my Favorite Console, the Nintendo 3DS

"What's your favorite console?" That all-too-familiar question has been asked countless times in countless forums, be it online or in person, but the funny thing is, all of us have that answer already lined up. Favorite games, favorite genres; those answers can be fluid. But your favorite console? It's the definitive question and answer that …

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