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I think I'm finally starting to understand why it's better in platformers to take a hit and give i-frames instead of draining health for the duration of the contact. Except when applied to a 2D roguelike shmup.


And that's The NewZealand Story got on eShop. The game of the week for me.


Solitaire (Klondike specifically) is still the best card game on PC.


I'll never understand why people want to have their name or photo next to something they've done. Any accomplishment is only another sword hanging overhead by a thread that will break when a flaw is found.


I'm tempted to try using ChatGPT to write me a text adventure game, which I would then implement with an engine.


Memo to self: homemade morello cherry jam works very well with vanilla pannacotta.


Today's our third attempt of a pre-Christmas party for four this turn of the year, and already one has cancelled.


Once upon a time, I thought this was funny.


So, Archer Maclean died in December. Europeans are probably more likely to remember him (IK+, Dropzone, Jimmy White's 'Whirlwind' Snooker, Archer Maclean's Mercury, and Wheelspin).


Looking at my Steam summary for 2022. I'm not sure placing roguelites and action-roguelikes on the opposite sides of the graph makes much sense. (The top-right is tower defense, in case you don't understand Finnish.)


I don't mind pixel graphics, but when they move smoothly (in non-integer "pixel" increments), it becomes too jarring.


My present haul: two bottles of ginger beer. Which is fine for someone who has trouble cleaning away the already existing clutter.


On Friday I learned I'm a workaholic, and not just ********. To do something about that or not... let me check if I have Teams messages first.


Got my present. For myself.


While I didn't get Irem or Toaplan Evercade carts, I did get Jaleco Arcade 1, Gaelco Arcade 2, THEC64 1, Morphcat 1 and Intellivision 2. Video: SGDQ 2020 on Micro Mages (on Morphcat 1).


Pretty sure my most-played Switch games of 2022 are Gems of War, Xenoblade 3 and Dungeon Warfare. I have zero taste.


Didn't see any mentions of Angelo Badalamenti's passing away posted yet this week.


I wonder how much of the reason I play games is that I can have something do what I tell it to do. Of course, this makes sluggish/cumbersome controls and gameplay very much a no-no. Yet I said I liked Thrust-like games... hmm.


A shipment of Evercade EXP Limited Edition was stolen. What other video game -related shipments have been subject to robbery? I remember some Xbox thing, and maybe some limited edition Nintendo stuff?


I baked gingerbread cookies, but I didn't find my compass in time. And I didn't make the last piece of dough look like a massive molar.


I completely missed that GolfTopia got a 1.1 update in August. It's a golf course management sim by one person (and another doing the music), and I wrote a blog on it in March ( https://www.destructoid.com/--650591.phtml )


Yeah, I'd better not bother playing anything beyond one-deck patience on my sofa table. But at least I tried playing a game.


Heard on a Youtube video running in the background an ad saying it's a privilege and *a duty* to play GoW:R if I have a PS. Reason enough for me to never get another PS. (Got 2x PS3.)


Got the first series of Final Girl. It's still dark out there, so now is fine as well.


I have watched only half of this by now, and I'm entertaining the idea of setting myself an upper limit on hours I spend on a game. (Unless it's Xenoblade.)


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