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Solitaire: Destroyer of Productivity

As you already know, I’m currently unemployed. When I left my job almost four months ago, I envisioned my time off as being full of accomplishments. I’d do things like finally read all the books in my personal library or start going to the gym and build some much needed muscle tone. I thought I’d […]

I’m almost as old as Mario

Turns out today is the 25th Anniversary of the NES classic, Super Mario Bros. Like many my age, I grew up playing the myriad Mario Bros. games. In fact, I’m pretty sure Super Mario Bros. just might be the first videogame I ever played. Almost 20 years later, I’m not only still playing videogames but Mario […]

Dragons, Quests, and Seth Green

Sorry for the lack of content lately, but I’ve been deeply engrossed in Dragon Quest IX for the last few weeks. After years of waiting and anticipating, it’s finally out in the States, and it was definitely worth the wait.  It’s truly a marvelous game. You know what else is marvelous? The commercials for it!

Playing with Power

My girlfriend and I have been playing a lot of Wii games this year, and judging from today’s announcements at E3, the next year looks to have even more for us to play. Mostly, the two of us have been playing any Mario game we can get our hands on. We’ve completely eviscerated New Super […]

The Plant and Zombie Wars Rage On

My girlfriend is going to lose her mind when she reads this. Apparently, there are plans for a sequel to Plants vs. Zombies, Popcap’s popular tower defense game for the PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad/Toaster. Apparently, Popcap co-founder John Vechey promises “there will be a Plants Vs. Zombies 2 in the next one to 10 years.” Not exactly a firm release […]

Mega Man Mania

Tiny Cartridge is quickly becoming my favorite site on the interwebs. In case you don’t remember, they were the ones who brought me news of a Mega Man figure a few weeks back. I’ve been following the website ever since and the last week has brought me not one but two awesome Mega Man-related stories. […]

For the Love of Mega Man!

As I’ve stated on this blog before, I’ve got something of a passion for Mega Man. I’m sure there are many, many people out there far more fanatical about the series than I – the kind of people who own, play, and have beaten every Mega Man title ever released –  I have a genuine […]

Not a Baby Game

There are few things quite as embarrassing as buying a Pokemon game. Yesterday, I bought the newly released Pokemon: Soul Silver on my way home from work. Despite being 22 and a college graduate, I am often powerless to resist the siren song of new Pokemon RPGs. I’ve been playing them for years, and at this point […]

Because This One Goes to 11

So here we are at the end of another decade. For my personal gaming life, the “aughts” have been particularly significant, as I spent most of the 90s forced to play videogames at the houses of friends and relatives until I got a Nintendo 64 in 1998. Even then though, I bought a total of […]

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Majora: Party of Two

I’ve been spending the last month playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask as part of the Brainy Gamer’s Vintage Game Club. Although I have not been as big of a contributor on the forums as I would have liked, playing through this oft-neglected Nintendo 64 game has really been enlightening. This will be the […]

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