Announcing Dragon Age: Origins Check-In

It’s been a little while since the last time I did one one of my “Check-In” series. I’ve spent that time debating on what game to do next and when to do it. After a lot of thinking, it came down to Fallout: New Vegas or Dragon Age: Origins. Dragon Age won out in the end, but I think I’ll still end up doing Fallout some time down the line. As for when, the first episode will be up next week. Like my previous Check-Ins, I’ll be aiming for a Sunday release, but it might be a day or two later. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Mario Bros. (NES)

Everyone remembers Super Mario Bros. It’s a classic, and for good reason. It also spawned Nintendo’s biggest franchise, which is still going strong to this day. But, at least anecdotally, I’ve noticed a surprising amount of people who aren’t aware that Super Mario Bros. isn’t the first game in the Mario series. That would be Mario Bros., an arcade game that came out in 1983 and was itself a spinoff of Donkey Kong. The game was also released on the NES, which is the version that I played. Continue reading

My Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch

About one week ago, Nintendo finally gave us some firm details on their next console, the Switch. I was obviously extremely excited to finally learn about the console’s release date, price, launch lineup, and whatever else they wanted to tell us. A week later and with plenty of time to ponder everything, I’m still very positive on the whole thing. It’s not perfect, but it is really cool. Continue reading

Killer Instinct Gold Gameplay Video

Hey everyone. Just like last week, I decided to upload my play session of Killer Instinct Gold to my new YouTube channel. There’s no talking or editing or anything, it’s just raw footage of me playing Killer Instinct pretty badly. If you want to check it out, you can see it right here. Let me know what you think of these. Is it interesting to see my actual play session after reading my Random Game Wednesdays post?

Random Game Wednesdays: Killer Instinct Gold (N64)

Killer Instinct will always hold a special place in my heart. I received my Super Nintendo towards the end of its lifespan, and Killer Instinct was the game packed in, and as such, I played it all the time. It was also the first game with blood in it that I was allowed to own, so that’s kind of cool. But despite all that, the game’s sequel, called Killer Instinct 2 in arcades and Killer Instinct Gold on Nintendo 64, kind of came and went for me. Continue reading

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Gameplay Video

I had an idea while  working on this week’s Random Game Wednesdays. When I play an old game for the blog, I record it using Pinnacle Studio and then take screenshots from that recording. I thought it might be fun to share the video of my time with the game. I don’t want you to expect too much though. There’s no editing, no clever commentary, just the raw footage of my time with the game. If you’d like to see it, you can check it out right here. I don’t know how often I’ll do this kind of thing, but if you want to see more, let me know in the comments.

Random Game Wednesdays: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (N64)

In high school, an acquaintance of mine loaned me his copy of Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. I haven’t stayed in contact with that acquaintance and honestly don’t even remember his name. I just remember that we used to talk about video games in gym class instead of doing whatever we were supposed to be doing. I’m pretty sure that the copy of Goemon that I played this morning is actually his. Whoops. Continue reading

My Ten Favorite Games Of 2016

2016 was a pretty good year for video games. Unfortunately, I didn’t have nearly as much disposable income to buy games as I had in years past, and the end result is that a lot of the biggest games of the year, I haven’t played. I also, don’t own a PlayStation 4, so I haven’t played games like Uncharted 4 or The Last Guardian. But, I was still able to come up with a list of ten games that I played this year. It’s probably pretty different from most of the lists you’ve seen on other sites. Continue reading