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BoB - Let's Genoshog Dark Souls 2!

Emergent gaming has been around for a very, very long time. The concept of getting a perfect score or beating a game as quickly as possible are examples of emergent gameplay types. For this month’s band of bloggers prompt, I had ...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy Runoff

What started out as a way to stall for time as I desperately tried to assemble a “games of 2019” list has turned into a year long project made up of a dozen blogs about the games launched over the past decade and what I tho...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers November 2020 Prompt!

The month of November isn’t a particularly exciting one, unless you happen to have a birthday in it. Maybe that’s why November is the subject of a very specific type of challenge that I don’t think I need to name-drop...

 
 
 

Shog's Halloween 2020 Gaming Journal

October is usually the best month of the year, and while this has been a really good month for me, there are little factors that kept it from being as good as it could have been. It’s basically November now, and yet my area is st...

 
 
 

BoB - Shog Gets Dark

This month's Band of Bloggers prompt is all about darkness. It's the spooky month after all, and what's spookier than darkness? This topic lends itself to all kinds of thoughts and discussions on how games have used darkness and light....

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-19

It’s the end of a decade and maybe it’s just me but 2019 just seemed to be really, really lackluster compared to the rest of the decade. That shouldn’t seem possible since this was the year Nintendo launched its first...

 
 
 

Shog's September 2020 Gaming Journal

I just realized that I’ve played a few games in this, the month of September, that I probably should have waited to play until the spooky month. It’s fine though, because any month can be spooky if you try hard enough, espe...

 
 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-18

2018 happened, and I think this is my most anemic list so far. I’ve tried to keep up with modern games, but it’s easy to lose track of everything as it comes out. That being said though, I think I managed to put together a ...

 
 
 

BOB - A Delayed Game is eventually Shogged

Shigeru Miyamoto once said, “A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever”. You may have noticed a delay in this month’s Band of Bloggers prompt, and that was totally to drive this point home. We&rsquo...

 
 
 

Shog's August 2020 Gaming Journal

This month has been...meh. I’m getting tired of blaming seasonal depression for my feelings of ennui, especially during Summer, so I’m going to start blaming people who eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Anyway, I chos...

 
 
 

BoB - Grand Theft Auto IV & Shog Andreas

Something I love about video games is that when one does well, it usually means that a sequel will happen sooner or later, and unlike movie sequels video game sequels usually add new stuff with each new game. Knights of the Old Republi...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-17 (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1, where all of the negativity of 2017 lives.    Good   Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Blaster Master Zero Cuphead Hollow Knight The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Me...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-17 (Part 1)

  2017 was a huge year for gaming. Nintendo launched the Switch in March and instantly made all of the money in the world by having done so. I also had to move across state lines for personal reasons, but I was in a good enough pl...

 
 
 

Shog's July 2020 Gaming Journal

It’s a miserably hot time of year, and even if it wasn’t in my best interest to do so I wouldn’t be leaving the house. I do want to simulate the feeling of being able to walk around outside without spontaneously combu...

 
 
 

Band of Bloggers August 2020 Theme

August is a lot like July in that it’s miserably hot, and I’m miserable, but I understand that people can enjoy that kind of misery. Unlike July though, August doesn’t have a holiday so the one thing that makes July s...

 
 
 

BoB - Shog of the Old Republic

This month’s Band of Bloggers prompt is all about water levels, and while I’ve played through a lot of them the issue I've found is that very many of them are really, really, not good. Aesthetically I really like water leve...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-16 (Part 2)

(continued from Part 1)   Good: Pony Island Rusty Lake Roots Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE   Pony Island is a cute, simple runner-type game, where you guide a little pony through 2D levels, jumping over...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-16 (Part 1)

2016 was a much better year than I remember it being. There were a handful of big games launched that absolutely killed it, a couple that I would rather not think about again, and some that definitely exist. Even though this was the la...

 
 
 

Shog's June 2020 Gaming Journal

June is here, and June means Steam Summer Sale! In addition to the sale Steam has also hosted a ton of demos for upcoming games. My list this month is lengthier than usual, but it’s made up of a lot of these demos and games that ...

 
 
 

Shog Gushes about the Coromon Demo

Out of all of the demos I played this month, Coromon is the one that I’m most looking forward to. I’ve played the demo for nearly 9 hours which is more time than I’ve dedicated to many full games. With the Coromon dem...

 
 
 

BoB - Death Shogging 40K

I really dislike games by Hideo Kojima. That is to say I don’t like playing games by Hideo Kojima, but I like playing with games by Hideo Kojima. Metal Gear Solid is my favorite game of his (at least until I can play an English l...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-15 (Part 2)

Thanks for checking in! If you missed the first half of my 2015 in review blog, I'll be providing a link to it in the comments. This one is all positivity, and a little bit of blah so prepare yourself for my sunniness! Meh   Yosh...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-15 (Part 1)

It’s 2015, and for some reason current gen games are still coming out on last generation hardware. Part of why I only early-adopted the Nintendo console was because I was waiting for must-buy games to launch on the Playstation 4 ...

 
 
 

Shog's May 2020 Gaming Journal

May was a strange month, wasn’t it? Between the sudden cold snap followed abruptly by intense heat, the back to back protests with wildly different outcomes, the out-of-nowhere reveals of a new Paper Mario that actually looks dec...

 
 
 

BoB - Shog played Jazz Jackrabbit 3

If you know me well enough, or if you’ve known me for long enough, you’ve likely heard me say something along the lines of, "Extreme Pinball is by far the best game Epic has ever released.” Then I played the alpha dem...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-14 (Part 2)

Welcome back to A Decade in Review; Shoggy-14! This is the second half of my look at 2014, and it's all positive. If you're interested in reading up on the games I didn't like, and felt ambivelent about, check out my previous entry. It...

 
 
 

A Decade in Review; Shoggy-14 (Part 1)

2014 happened, and while it’s true that the Playstation 4 and Xbone have been out for a while it really doesn’t feel like the new console generation has kicked off yet. There were some pretty high-profile games launched on ...

 
 
 

Shog's April 2020 Gaming Journal

As 2020 continues on so too does the global game of plague inc. we’re all being forced to play. Since we’re well and truly into Spring sales are starting to roll out online so my backlog has grown, and will continue to grow...

 
 
 

About Shoggoth2588one of us since 6:55 AM on 06.03.2013

Hello all! I'm Joe, from Maryland! I released five days before Enix launched Dragon Quest 3! I started playing games around the time I was 3, with some very early memories of myself playing Duck Hunt in my Dad's office and Golden Axe in an arcade at what might have been an airport (It was a weird memory). I'm mostly harmless so if you wanna talk to me, send me a message. I'll be around, making horrible puns though not quite as horrible as Gus' is able to do. I'll lurk on the Discord too and if you want to be my friend there, than come at me!

Discord: Shoggoth88#1113

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