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Where Have I Been?

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It’s been almost a year since I last posted something here. The reason I even thought to write this article is because I saw that the domain is being renewed. If you followed my work, you might have wondered where I’ve been. Or, you might have forgotten that I ever wrote about games and this article is just now reminding you. Either way, I just wanted to give a quick update, because my goal is to start writing again. Just so you know though, it’s going to be a bit different now. Continue reading

When You’re Bad at a Game You Love

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During the Steam Summer sale, I bought Hyper Light Drifter. It’s been on my wishlist for quite some time and now seemed as good a time as any to pick it up. It’s a gorgeous game. The art, audio, and animation are just astounding. That might seem extreme, but for me, it checks off all the boxes. The only problem is, I’m pretty bad at the game. In fact, I just rage quit and decided to write this. So what do you do when you love a game, but you just can’t get through it? Continue reading

Day of the Tentacle – The Return of a Classic

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When I saw that Day of the Tentacle was going to be Double Fine’s next point and click remaster project, I was excited and intrigued. Their last remaster, Grim Fandango, ended up being my all-time¬†favorite game. Naturally, I had high hopes for the game. While it hasn’t taken the top spot on my list of favorite games, it certainly brought back some great point and click nostalgia. Continue reading

Overwatch (Beta) – First Impressions

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Over this past weekend, I spent some time with¬†Blizzard’s new online hero shooter, Overwatch. It’s a genre I generally don’t play, but something about it just looked appealing. I decided to download and try it out on PC and PS4. I’m glad I did, because Overwatch is a fun shooter with some deep character mechanics and a high replay value. This is definitely one to look out for. Continue reading

Neko Atsume – Love It and Leave It

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Last week I downloaded a game I thought I’d never download: Neko Atsume. I downloaded it out of sheer curiosity. I had heard so many people talk about the game on Twitter, podcasts, and websites, that I just needed to know what it was all about. All I knew about the game going in was that your goal was to attract cats to your yard. Turns out, I was right. You leave goodies to attract cats, close the app, and come back later to see if you attracted any. Very little time is spent with the game actually open. It’s bare bones, it’s directionless, and I can’t stop playing it. Continue reading

Fallout 4 – First Impressions

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If you follow video games at all, you probably know that Fallout 4 came out this week. Tuesday, as a matter of fact. I broke my personal rule with this game and pre-ordered it. There are very few games I’m willing to buy sight unseen, but anything in the vein of Elder Scrolls or Fallout will always get my money up front. Since it just came out Tuesday, I haven’t spent a ton of time with it, but I just wanted to go over a few of the major points and features that have stood out to me so far. This is by no means an exhaustive look at all the new features, it’s just the ones that stood out to me. Also, while I’m going to avoid major spoilers, there will be some small spoilers when it comes to features of the game and some early portions of the game. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about Fallout 4. Continue reading

How Nintendo Finally Made Me a Mario Fan

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Super Mario Bros. is the first video game I can remember ever playing. I was just a kid, and we were at the children’s hospital for my sister. We went down to the play area, and that’s where I discovered it. I was fascinated. I just couldn’t get over the fact that I was moving images on the screen. I ended up not getting a Nintendo console until the GameCube. By that time, I’d forgotten all about Mario, having taken the Sony route. With the release of Super Mario Maker, Nintendo has made me a fan again. Continue reading