Posts by Nicholas Kiger

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    Age of Empires 2: A Retrospective

    In the early 2000s, weekends home from school often meant two wars were to be fought. The first war consisted of a battle between my younger brother and I over the family computer. The second war was fought within the confines of Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings. Age of Empires 2 released…

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    10 Amazing Games of the Last Generation

    The seventh generation of video game consoles marked the transition to gaming in high definition. The advent of new consoles brought with it refined online connectivity and jaw-dropping graphics never before seen on home gaming consoles. I personally came into the generation around 2010, about halfway through its lifespan. At the time, I had no…

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    5 Great Games for Your “Potato” PC

    I’m not the most hardcore of PC gamers (I say as I brush my 357 Steam games under a rug), but I do have the occasional passing interest in games that are often PC exclusives. This has led to my ownership of several mid-range PCs over the years. It is a real shame that they…

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    Great Gaming Reasons to Buy a Nintendo 3DS in 2019

    With the recent sales success of the Nintendo Switch hybrid console, Nintendo has seen simultaneous success in both the handheld and home console markets. The Nintendo Switch is quickly replacing the Nintendo DS family of consoles, after over a decade of handheld gaming market dominance. While Nintendo has shifted their focus over to the Nintendo…

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    Sekiro: The 5 Stages of Getting Gud [Minor Spoilers]

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the first FromSoftware I’ve played extensively. I mean, I’ve dabbled in Bloodborne and Dark Souls out of respect for their excellent design, but I never felt like the games were something I could enjoy for several reasons. Until the release of Sekiro, I was quite certain that From Software titles…

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    Top 5 Nintendo Switch Metroidvania Games

    Nintendo’s hybrid console has recently entered its second year in consumer hands, and there is an absolute ocean of games worth checking out. This list contains my personal top five games in the “Metroidvania” style of game design. For a game to be considered for this list, I need to have both played it and…

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    30th Anniversary of the Game Boy

    In 1989, a 220-gram gray box, internally codenamed “Dot Matrix Game,” would be released by Nintendo, and it would take the world by storm. Marketed as the Game Boy, this device was an 8-Bit handheld gaming system quite unlike anything to come before it. With the 30th anniversary of its release coming up this year,…

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    Gal Gun—A Cute Girl Rail Shooter

    Move over The House of the Dead, there is a new rail shooter in town, and it is straight out of your wildest Akihabara fever dreams. Gal Gun is a series of rail-shooter bishōjo (a genre of games involving interaction with pretty girls) games developed by Japanese developer, Inti Creates. You may know Inti Creates…