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    10 Incredibly Relaxing Songs In Gaming

    Who doesn’t like a little rest and relaxation? Isn’t that a huge part about why we play video games as it is? But beyond the base level of any game, there’s the soundtrack. The soundtrack can make or break any moment. Today I’d like to share 10 pieces of music from different games that have…

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    Revisiting the Virtual Boy’s Library

    Since the original Entertainment System, Nintendo has put out mostly classic consoles, with millions upon millions of sales, diverse libraries and nostalgic feelings among the kids (and big kids) of each and every generation since the 80s. Note how I said mostly. Nintendo’s Virtual Boy, released in 1995 to little fanfare, sold poorly, and definitely…

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    5 Things I Learned From Playing Splatoon 2

    I know I’m really, really late to the party here, but I just got a Nintendo Switch this year, and only just recently picked up Splatoon 2. I’d never played a Splatoon game before, and bought it pretty much entirely based on the fact that I like playing as Inkling in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate….

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    Fire Emblem and Beyond: The Intelligent Systems Deep Dive

    Intelligent Systems is a Japanese video game development house that has enjoyed a long and close relationship with Nintendo. They have a tremendous catalogue of games behind them that they have developed and co-developed, yet they don’t often receive much in the way of overt praise for their involvement in bringing some of the world’s…

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    5 RPGs You Need to Have Played Before You Reach 0 HP

    RPGs have been a staple of gaming almost since the dawn of home computers and consoles. Today, I present to you my favorite five RPGs, both old and new. Of course, you may not agree with my choices, which is fine. Everyone is wrong about something, after all! #5–Arcanum Political correctness is not part of…

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    The Hero: To Ban or Not To Ban

    At E3 2019, Nintendo unveiled two new characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Banjo-Kazooie from the game of the same name, and Hero, the nameless protagonist(s) of the Dragon Quest series. Though Hero initially appears to be based on the main character from Dragon Quest XI, it was quickly revealed during his debut trailer that…

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    Managing Expectations: Beware The Hype

    By now, you’ve seen a couple of my Cautious Optimism pieces. While I view them as words of caution, I know it’s easy to see them as trying to rain on the parade. That’s certainly not the intention, but for years now I have been extra careful to manage my expectations when it comes to…