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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My Yearly Monthly Update – What’s Geddy Playing?

While it's been a good long time since I did a monthly update, I wanted to drop in and do a quick summary of games I've been playing, what I've got planned for the foreseeable future, and some quick news! First of all, I've got a special feature that nostalgia'd me pretty hard sitting in the …

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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 NostalgiaTrigger GameRoom – Weekend Progress! part 1

For those of you that follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may know that I had some fun this weekend working on the new office. Specifically, my goal was to turn it from a cardboard jungle into an actual office and game room! In my old room, I have some track shelving that held a decent …

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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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A Quick Update!

Hey everyone! Hope your weeks are all off to a great start. Today is my first day back in the office since buying the house so I feel like things can finally get back to normal. Like actually updating this blog! Speaking of the house, it's coming along awesome. However, try as I did, I wasn't …

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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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Personal Announcements and Milestone Celebration!

Happy Friday good people of WordPress and other places! It's a good day indeed and a cause for celebration, and that's because I have officially reached 50 followers! 51, to be exact, but I totally missed it since it went from 49 to 51. I never thought I'd get a single follower, let alone fifty …

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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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Some Thoughts on Human Resource Machine, for the Nintendo Switch!

I can't exactly pinpoint the reason I've been reluctant to spend any money on the Switch eShop, but if I had to pick one, it would be a combination of 1) already having enough games to play, and 2) I don't like digital-only games, and would like more physical games in my hand to get excited …

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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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