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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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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I Finally Finished Super Mario Run (after countless hours on the toilet)

While it may be unpleasant to think about, it's true folks, and you know it. The top-selling game in the industry known as "mobile gaming," or as I like to call it, "toilet gaming," is the latest addition to an admittedly short list of games I've completed in February. I've been endlessly grinding away in …

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“Hue” Review + Steam Key Giveaway!

UPDATE: The contest is over and the winner was announced. Check out the follow-up article here. Hey hey, happy beginning of the weeks, folks! Please forgive my morning cheer - I know it can be overwhelming to see such radiating positivity on a Monday morning, but I'll balance it out by saying my commute took …

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Will the Switch Revive Social Gaming?

It's late 1996. The holiday season is coming up fast, and the "gift of the year" gracing the top of every kid's wishlist is none other than the Nintendo 64, Nintendo's answer to the Playstation and Sega Saturn. Code-named "Project Reality" from its inception and boasting a 64-bit processor, this system was guaranteed to change …

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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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State of the Union / Gaming Goals for the Foreseeable Future!

Nothing's worse than a gaming itch you can't scratch, and for me that itch has been something to supplement the bulk of my gaming time, which is being spent on Monster Hunter 4. I am absolutely loving the shit out of this game. There are tons of games out there, but I tend to compartmentalize …

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Seller’s Remorse, or “Don’t Sell Your Games, Kids”

I think it's in the nature of anyone who plays video games to be a bit of a pack-rat when it comes to the games they own. Perhaps it's the nostalgic connection you have to these games? That must be it. You never hear about people selling their car and wishing they hadn't, because they …

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