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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Gaming: It’s Not a Lifestyle, It’s a Hobby

I decided to do a quick post as I was inspired by a blog entry over at PlayingWithThoughts. In said entry, Dylan describes his plans for the upcoming month, putting gaming on hold, in favor of other scholarly pursuits. In particular, exercise, reading, and writing. I think this is absolutely terrific and something that a …

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The Most OVERRATED Video Games, According to Some Guy on the Internet

I've got a confession: I've played a lot of video games in my life. I think it's safe to assume that you, Mr. or Mrs. Reader, are in the same boat, or at least you've got a sizable interest in them. Over the years, I'm sure if you haven't played that many games, you've heard a …

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The Quandary with Owning Multiple Nintendo 3DS Consoles

I’m a man who likes choices. I get tired of seeing the same thing day after day - while I hate change generally speaking, things that I use every single day can really use some freshening up sometimes. I sometimes like a change of scenery, in other words. Sometimes, a small change in my day-to-day …

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The Big Break from the Big N: My Ten Year-Long Hiatus from Nintendo

Those who have been reading this blog for some time may know how big of a Nintendo fan I am. While I've been a big supporter of a lot of the The Big N and what they've done over the years, they only recently re-entered my good graces. Over at PlayingWithThoughts, a recent article talked …

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“More People Need to Play Ys”, and Other Things I Read In A Fortune Cookie Once

Earlier this week, LimitedRunGames made several announcements regarding their upcoming releases. In case you're unaware, LimitedRunGames is a small operation that makes a single print run of indie games, or otherwise digital-only games, that are available for a very short period of time, never to be reprinted again. Hence, "Limited Run." They typically sell out …

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What Do I DISLIKE About the Nintendo Switch?

NOTHING! Nah, just kiddin'. The Switch has been getting the bulk of my posts recently, but if statistics mean anything, it's what people want to read about lately. And of course, as I've been spending a lot of time playing mine, I have no shortage of opinions on it. Because I realize I can sound very …

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Final Fantasy X: Did We Pass My Stop?

I've had my fair share of bad relationships. The common theme between all of them is that they started out great. The beginning part to a romantic relationship is arguably the best part, everything is new and fresh and exciting - little innocuous quirks about each other only serve to inspire adoration, even becoming endearing qualities …

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Gamers Need to Realize Something

Earlier yesterday, the price that Nintendo will charge for the online component of the Switch was revealed, or at least in Japanese currency. The rough number for the US Dollar is presumed to be between $17-$26, depending on the exchange rate and whatever fluff Nintendo adds on top. This has been met with rejoice, anger, and the …

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Killzone Mercenary: I Can’t Do This Anymore

I grew up loving first-person shooters - your Quakes, your Unreal Tournaments, what have you. More recently, Quake Live was a literal blast from the past. Doom 2016 is an incredible callback to the generation of action-packed strafing and murdering everything around you with little to no regard for your own safety. Borderlands and Bioshock were nice breaks …

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I Played the World of Final Fantasy Demo, Then Canceled My Pre-Order

I'm not really a fan of negative headlines, since that's practically all you see these days, but I just wrapped up 30 minutes in World of Final Fantasy. I was able to find it in the PSN Store because I searched for it manually. I knew to do this because the Internet told me, otherwise I …

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Why I Don’t Like Game Emulation

The world of game emulation has evolved over the past decade or so to provide near-flawless execution of classic hardware. As complex as hardware emulation actually is, to the normal user, the allure of being able to play all of their favorite childhood games, for free, is reason enough to download an emulator for their system of …

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Nearing the End of Earthbound! Some Thoughts on End-Game

Following my 3 hour marathon completion of Pokemon Yellow of which I barely scraped by, I quickly switched gears back to Earthbound and decided I would wrap this one up next. Earthbound and Xenoblade Chronicles are so vastly different in terms of playstyle that I was having trouble bouncing back and fourth, and decided I would …

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