Category Archives: videogames

I am weak to cute things

I did not need a second Switch. Technically, yes, I had a launch model that was hackable and I had no intentions of ever actually hacking it and so I can probably sell it for a decent sum, and even … Continue reading

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Birthday Party, Cheesecake, Jelly Bean, Boom

Social distancing continues.  From scrolling through social media, some of my friends and extended family are handling it better than others. From the perspective of a Gen-Xer, however, it really hasn’t been that weird.  We grew up convinced that we … Continue reading

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Duncatchin’

A few years back, with some long plane flights looming, I decided to dip a toe into the murky waters of the Pokémon franchise, and bought Pokémon Moon. I thought it was pretty fun, though the main “go beat up … Continue reading

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OK, I finished Ori and the Blind Forest. Then I finished the sequel.

Final stats: 77% completion, 9:45:15 played, 478 deaths.  That’s one death every 73 seconds, which means that I started dying even faster towards the end. I put off playing Ori for a long time, because it had a reputation for … Continue reading

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13 Years Blog

Remembered an anniversary post this year for a change. So.  Thirteen years of mostly talking about how bad I am at video games and occasionally flying to Japan and making fun of signs.  I still get a few readers every … Continue reading

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Nintendo has come a long way

Got a reminder in my inbox earlier this week that “Prison Princess” was now available on the Switch, and I’m just tickled to see a mildly-pervy game spotlighted under a huge Mario header. I don’t know much about this particular … Continue reading

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I am not going to be the very best, like no one ever was

I’m about three hours into Pokémon Black “Version 2” and have passed the first gym. It was a god-damned virtual bloodbath.  I’m not good at this.  On the other hand, the stuff I am fighting now that I am past … Continue reading

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Once more, unto the tall grass

I don’t have a ton of history with the Pokémon franchise, but there is just so damn much fan art based on it that it’s hard to avoid tripping across it here and there – and once you’ve seen the … Continue reading

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I played something that wasn’t an MMO.

Technically I play 30 minutes or so of Overwatch every night, and that’s not an MMO, but let’s set that aside and talk about me actually playing a game with a defined start and end and stuff to do in … Continue reading

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This is why I shouldn’t play MMOs.

So, Sony sent out one of their little year-end gaming summary emails. In short, I should not play MMOs.   …especially as this doesn’t count the hours I clocked in the Mac client, which were numerous. A CHARITABLE estimate is … Continue reading

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