Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp -or- The Quest For Steel

While I alternate sitting and standing at my really neat adjustable desk, impatiently waiting for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to arrive while Googling the typical jail sentences for hijacking delivery vans, I wanted to start a write-up about Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is Nintendo's most recent foray into the mobile game racquet, …

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The Breath of the Wild Critique – The Reflection Phase (part 4/4)

It's been months since I touched this article, having mentally divorced myself from Breath of the Wild and being unable to wrap up this series. That being said, for whatever reason I've stumbled upon a bout of motivation to complete it - perhaps due to the fact that I inadvertently wore my Breath of the …

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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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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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Let’s Talk Video Game Manuals, and 3 of my Favorites!

Ahh - the video game manual! Never has something so great been accompanied by something even greater. Peanut butter and jelly? Ha! Total snooze-fest! Steak and potatoes? Yeah, ok, like that ever caught on! But the video game and the video game manual? Folks, we have our winner. In 2017 it really is a lost art form, …

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Pokemon Pearl: The Solo Piplup Run – Munchkin’s Journey Begins (part 1)

Given the good news about Pokemon at the Nintendo E3 Presentation earlier today, I figured it was as good a time as ever to put together a write-up of my latest foray into the franchise. Read on! I have a confession. I get nostalgic about things and then buy stuff. You could say.. my nostalgia …

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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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Limited Edition Physical Copies on the Nintendo Switch – Who Will Step Up to the Plate?

UPDATE 10/20/17: LimitedRunGames has received approval from Nintendo to publish retail games on the Nintendo Switch! https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames/status/921403003168534530 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 …

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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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Some Stray Thoughts on the April 12th Nintendo Direct!

The Nintendo Direct aired last night, yesterday afternoon, in the evening, and this morning. All at the same time. Incredible how time works! I just wanted to post some stray thoughts on some of the game-specific announcements. First of all, and this doesn't surprise me as much as it should, let me start by saying …

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April Fools 2017: What’s Next for the Legend of Zelda Franchise? Here are Some Ideas!

Breath of the Wild has been extremely well received, and naturally we're all looking at Nintendo and wondering, "what's next?" It's pretty hard to top perfect 10 scores practically across the board. We've seen Zelda in side scrolling platformer, 2D, 3D, 2D with 3D capabilities, and now, open-world. What could Nintendo possibly do with the …

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“What’s in Geddy’s Hand?” March Edition!

Welcome to the first in a new segment, "What's In Geddy's Hand?" the ambiguously named installment where I tell you about the handheld games that have been keeping me occupied, entertained, and most importantly, distracted from my real-life obligations. As I've mentioned before, my playing style is usually playing one large game at a time, with a …

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You Know What’d Be Sweet? A Mii Game on the Switch!

First, let me just say I never got into Miitomo, and at least according to various sources, it never took off in the west. Personally, I had exactly three friends on the thing. And one of them only used it once. Granted, there wasn't a whole lot to do with it and it was deleted from …

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