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Xbox 20th Anniversary – No More Looking Back

I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with Microsoft’s consoles. The original Xbox was the 800-pound gorilla of its generation, and had some brilliant exclusive games, but couldn’t stand up to the sheer variety of titles available on Sony’s console of … Continue reading

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On Interactivity

I probably spend more time than I should thinking about how video game controls work, but I spent a fair amount of time over the last couple of years playing through 3d games from the early 2000s, and that was … Continue reading

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So, seven days from now it looks like I will be able to play Panzer Dragoon Orta, upscaled, on my purchased-for-a-song Xbox One S.  Moreover, if they follow their normal pattern, everyone NOT lucky enough to still have a disc … Continue reading

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Halo Month, Part 2

Halo Month continues, with wrapping up Halo 2 and reading the “Halo Graphic Novel” and “Halo: Ghosts of Onyx” before playing Halo 3, then continuing to the books “Halo: Contact Harvest” and “Halo: The Cole Protocol” and Halo Wars. The … Continue reading

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Halo Month, Part 1

So, Halo Month is off to quite the start. I’ve read the first three books (“Halo: The Fall of Reach”, “Halo: The Flood”, and “Halo: First Strike”), played through the MCC version of Halo: Combat Evolved, and started Halo 2. … Continue reading

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Stuff I bought in Japan 2017: Gaming Edition

Every time I go to Japan, I tell myself (and anyone who will listen) “Oh, this isn’t just a shopping trip, I have lots of things I will be doing that aren’t shopping.” And then I add up the receipts … Continue reading

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2: Bad Boss Design 101

Earlier this year, I finished off nearly every Xbox and Xbox 360 game I had, leaving only Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2.  My wife and I had played through the first one in co-op mode, so I gave her a … Continue reading

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Mind: Blown

I mentioned yesterday that I’d tried to play Ninja Gaiden before.  Three times, in fact, and more-or-less in the following sequence: 2004 – while visiting a friend, he invites me to try this brand new game which he has just … Continue reading

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Illithids, Beholders, and Yuan-ti, Oh My

I needed something a little less creepy after Silent Hill 4. Back in 2008, my wife and I happily button-mashed our way through Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, a game which I am given to understand is viewed as something of … Continue reading

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Silent Hill 4: Maison Ikkoku, Hell-Dimension Edition

In retrospect, it was pretty ironic to have chosen this last week to play Silent Hill 4. It’s not that I was ACTUALLY kept inside my house by mysterious chains and sealed windows, but being stuck inside for several days … Continue reading

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