A Happy Secret Valentine’s Day to…. The Gaming Diaries!

A few weeks ago, Ian over at Adventure Rules has graced the blogging world with his next great event - Secret Valentine! The rules are not unlike that of Secret Santa, but each blogger who entered is paired with another fellow blogger at random, and to write an appreciation post about them, highlighting some of …

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Celebrating Two Mystery Blogger Award Nominations!

The WordPress community is certainly not shy when it comes to sending around good vibes, and I was recently nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award - twice! Now I'm generally not great at receiving these kinds of things so please forgive me if it's taken me a while to get a good response together. Truth …

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My Favorite Game for Every Year I’ve Been Alive

It's true everyone. I have existed on a single planet for my whole life. I know - with galactic real estate prices at an all-time low, I have barely scratched the surface when it comes to exploring the universe, and I really have no excuse. I'm embarrassed to say, but all of my existing has …

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The 2017 Master List + My Top 5 Games of the Year

2017 has been nothing short of an incredible year for gaming - unanimously one of the greatest years that gaming has seen since the late 90s. Honestly, I asked literally every gamer out there and they all said the same thing. Oh, I didn't ask you? You must have been sleeping! The year saw not …

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Answering Big Questions: “What IP would you bring back from the dead?”

Over at The Well-Red Mage where I sometimes post words structured into paragraphs about video games, our leader and crimson king The Well-Red Mage himself is always asking the big questions. Last week, it was a short question with potential for some... tall answers, "tall" being an opposite of "short." I don't know. Anyway, the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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