Pokemon Pearl: The Solo Run – Ken the Bridge Troll (part 2)

It's been a few more days of Munchkin and my journey to throw the ring into Mount D-- take out the gym leaders of the Sinnoh region! Following a brief partnership with Cheryl, we made our way throughout Eterna Forest in our quest for the second gym badge in Eterna City. It was on a …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique: The Burnout Phase (part 3/4)

Continuing my rant on Breath of the Wild, here is part 3, finally. In the last installment, we talked about the exhaustion that slowly began to occur from exploring, collectibles, eating and cooking, as well as some more positive words about the durability system. If you haven't read the previous two preceding posts yet, I …

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Pokemon Pearl: The Solo Piplup Run – Munchkin’s Journey Begins (part 1)

Given the good news about Pokemon at the Nintendo E3 Presentation earlier today, I figured it was as good a time as ever to put together a write-up of my latest foray into the franchise. Read on! I have a confession. I get nostalgic about things and then buy stuff. You could say.. my nostalgia …

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E3 2017 – My Hopes, Dreams, and Everything in Betweams

I've read tons of these E3 wish lists, and read all kinds of crazy demands. But there's something to be said about having completely unrealistic expectations. Ya gotta dream big, right? Now I'm not a Playstation guy aside from the Vita which is dead as far as Sony's concerned, and I don't care about VR …

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Pokémon Direct: My Hopes, Dreams, and Everything In Between

Word on the street is that we're to receive a Pokémon Direct tomorrow morning! And it couldn't have come at a better time, let me tell you. For one, I've been getting a real nostalgic Pokemon itch for the past few weeks, and this might just be the scratch I'm needed! What could possibly be in store …

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iOS App Store Retrospective + My 5 Favorite Vintage Games

There was a small window of time right after the launch of the iPhone that will always stand out to me in gaming. Back in the mid-2000s while clamshell phones were still all the rage, the elusive iPhone had just been revealed by Steve Jobs, and was quickly taking the world by storm by putting a …

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“How to Manage Your Gaming Backlog 101” with Geddy

Due to some coincidences, there have been not one, not two, but three instances today where someone has directly mentioned or asked about backlog management. As a subscriber of many game discussion outlets, whether it be here on WordPress, Reddit, Neogaf, or elsewhere, this topic is one that seems to unite gamers across all console …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique: The Exhaustion Phase (part 2/4)

Welcome back to the Nostalgia Trigger Breath of the Wild Critique! Here's your host Geddy, who is speaking in the third person for some reason. If you missed the first part, the context may get lost here since this is a continuation of the first part. In that event, please click below to check out part 1 …

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The Decline and Extinction of the Physical PC Game

I've mentioned my game collecting in some previous articles, but never really went too far into detail. Over the past two years, I've gone from system to system, grabbing games I found and sniping some auctions. I've basically cleaned out the 3DS and Vita offerings, grabbing up whatever games I was interested in. Same with the Wii …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique: The Honeymoon Phase (part 1/4)

Note: After writing this over the course of several days, I decided that it was far too long for any mortal to sit still long enough to read. I'll be breaking this up into a four-parter, because rather than overwhelm with 10 opinions on 10 topics, I'd rather inspire some discussion on one or two at a …

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You Rub a Magic Lamp and a Genie Gives You 100 Uninterrupted Gaming Hours…

You're walking along a sandy shore through the universe of Agrabah, when a faint glimmer in the surf catches your eye. You rush over . Is it..? No, it can't be! Sweet Odin's Raven! Why, it's a magical lamp! Could this possibly be a magical lamp? Oh how that would lessen the drudgery of another …

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Limited Edition Physical Copies on the Nintendo Switch – Who Will Step Up to the Plate?

I've talked a lot on here about LimitedRunGames, and a little about IndieBox, and how I think companies like these are helping save the physical release. While they have some light competition, for the most part, they represent somewhat of a monopoly on limited print physical releases for the Playstation 4 and Vita. Buyers of these …

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RETROspectives, part 1: Police Quest – In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1987)

Welcome to a new installment into the Nostalgia Trigger repertoire that I'm calling RETROspectives! In this series, I'll revisit three PC games from 1987-1992 - the first five years that I, your host, have existed in human form. I must say, I am very excited to talk about this game today. This is one of the …

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Some Stray Thoughts on the April 12th Nintendo Direct!

The Nintendo Direct aired last night, yesterday afternoon, in the evening, and this morning. All at the same time. Incredible how time works! I just wanted to post some stray thoughts on some of the game-specific announcements. First of all, and this doesn't surprise me as much as it should, let me start by saying …

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Geddy’s ProTips: How to Play Your Consoles From Anywhere In the House

With the release of the Switch and this newfound ability to play console-quality games (or at least a handful of them) absolutely anywhere, I've had a really tough time being anchored to a television or computer. Let's face it - it's 2017, and many of us sit down many, many hours in a day, for …

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Yookah-Laylee, and Using Nostalgia to Sell a Game

It's no secret that Yookah-Laylee is among the most anticipated games of this year. Arguably right alongside the newest Zelda series installment, which in itself was hyped to the moon and back. But can this Return of the 3D Platformer possibly live up to the hype generated around it? To look at the origin of the hype, …

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An Announcement, a Blogging Milestone, and #MyFirstPostRevisited Walk Into a Bar

It's a new week, and I have big news. Saturday, after day drinking copious amounts of beer, I was driven by my sober fiancée and stumbled into a furniture store, where I bought a shag rug. This is for the office in my new house which I don't yet technically own. Just look at this beauty. As I don't …

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