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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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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