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Free to Play: A Little Rusty

Back when Super Smash Bros 4 was in development and characters were still being announced, there were several characters I wanted to be playable that didn’t make the cut. Isaac from Golden Sun, Zael from The Last Story, Waluigi, ...

 
 
 

The Furry Blog: Explaining What Furry Words Mean

I really wasn’t keen on writing about this. Jonathan Holmes asked me to write a C-Blog about this subject a couple times before. Both times, I turned the idea down. Furries already have enough of an image problem thanks to that w...

 
 
 

Why Backwards Compatibility is Important

Nintendo’s Virtual Console support is a joke. I’ve made this point several times already. Sony’s lack of backwards compatibility is absolutely pathetic. I’ve made that point several times already, too. I will no...

 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow

…so I’ve been busy this past week or so. Once Pokemon GO hit the Android app store, I had to download it. While I think Niantic has a fair bit to go before the app really starts getting interesting, what they have so far ...

 
 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: E3

I’ll be honest, E3 kind of blind-sided me this year. A combination of real-life things keeping me busy and my general attitude for the trade show being significantly lowered over the years keeps me from getting excited about it ...

 
 
 

Console Backwards Compatibility Is a Joke

[Once again, this blog has been delayed a good bit thanks to intensive summer course work and my part-time job. I wanted to get this out well before E3, but life had other plans. Apologies for the delay. Please enjoy.] When I started ...

 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: Psychonauts

For this week’s COMMERCIALISM, I decided to do something a little different. Today, I’m going to talk about the advertisements for Psychonauts, A.K.A. one of my favorite games of all time, A.K.A. where I got that Raz avata...

 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: Joust

Just as a disclaimer, I’ve never actually played Joust in my life. The closest I think I’ve come to playing it is Balloon Fighter on the NES. It’s kind of like Joust in the same way that Digimon is kind of like Pokem...

 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: Soul Calibur

After spending the last few COMMERCIALISMS on Nintendo series, as well as buying the Star Fox 64 promotional VHS online, I think I’m gonna take a break from Nintendo for a while. As much as I love Nintendo commercials, there&rsq...

 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: Star Fox (Part 2)

You didn’t think I’d forget about this little gem, did you? Noooo, I’ve been saving this one for its own COMMERCIALISM. Something this lengthy and…magnificent deserves an entire article dedicated to it. For th...

 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: Star Fox

[Apologies in advance for the lateness of this C-Blog. I meant to do it a couple weeks ago, but school happened. I’m done with finals, so I should be able to do this more regularly.] So, Star Fox Zero has been out for a couple w...

 
 
 

COMMERCIALISM: Golden Sun

When I used to write for another gaming website, I did this weekly segment where I summarized the most popular headlines on the site while talking about old video game commercials. Recently, I thought to myself 'Hey, why don't I ...

 
 
 

Bad Songs Travel Fast

What I’m about to discuss is quite possibly the nitpickiest of nitpicks I’ve ever indulged in. By all means, I should be directing this energy into something more productive. I apologize in advance for wasting both your tim...

 
 
 

Lombax Cookies: This is Why I Don't Art

The other week, I found out you can make a custom 3D model of a cookie cutter online and have it printed/delivered to you. So I somehow got the idea to have a cookie cutter in the shape of Ratchet's head to make some lombax-shaped cookies. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Challengers Wanted: Roy’s My Boy

Back when I wrote for Operation Rainfall, I did a guest piece on my favorite Smash Bros character, Roy. You can check out my piece here if you wish, but I’d like to take this opportunity to explain my attachment to Roy in more detail...

 
 
 

4/1 OFFICIAL Nintendo Direct Leak(?)

I’m friends with a play-tester that works for Nintendo of America. They just finished shooting the Nintendo Direct for this region and he was able to watch the whole thing before they air it tomorrow afternoon. I’m not goin...

 
 
 

Amiibo-Based Games Nintendo Could Make

Amiibo as a concept seems to be a very divisive one. On the one hand, there are those who love the Amiibo figures for giving their games some extra functionality. Others despise the concept of them outright because the very idea of ha...

 
 
 

Summer break! Time to catch up on some games! :D

That would take a lifetime to complete. The college school year is starting to wrap up for some of us, including myself. Now we have a few months of time to do other things. I myself will spend a good chunk of the time working for the sum...

 
 
 

Miyamoto likes Angry Birds? Blasphamy!

Hey, do you like the Super Mario series? Do you despise Angry Birds because it's a mobile game, even though it's just as good as Tetris? Then boy do I have a story for you! Joystiq reports that in an interview with Edge Magazine, Shigeru...

 
 
 

Giving: The birth of a hardcore gamer

Oh, look at that. I have free time again. Hooray for college breaks! When you’re a kid, Christmas is the absolute best time of the year. You’re surrounded by a family that loves you, school’s out, it’s snowing outside, there's holiday spec...

 
 
 

Freedom: Region-free games for everyone!

“I have a dream.” Those were the famous words that Martin Luther King Jr. gave at the during his speech, in which he dreamed about a world where people, both black and white, live together in harmony. It’s a shame he couldn’t be around to s...

 
 
 
 

Just a quick little post

Good news, everyone! After counting the remaining coins I had after my first blog post, my lucky penny is still here. Of course, nothing tremendously lucky usually happens when I've got it, so I'm not sure why- …right. I'm gonna keep thi...

 
 

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