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How John Madden Became the Gaming Industry's "Larger-Than-Life" Face
Trip Hawkins met John Madden in the dining compartment of an Amtrak train going from Denver to Oakland, Calif., in 1984, after Madden agreed to give his name and football prowess to a video game. Madden, the famed coach and announcer, made it apparent right away who would be in charge.
My Suggestions for PokemonGo 2.0
A year ago I was reintroduced to Pokemon Go by my now ex, while our relationship did not last until the end of 2021 my appreciation for Go did. In January I posted a list of suggestions I had accumulated for the game up until that point.
Living The Dream Life
I once watched a live-stream video where a lady who was confined to a wheelchair shared her gaming experience with the SIMS.
The "True" Missing Item from Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild was unlike any of the other Zelda game within its franchise with the real open-world game concept. When the game first was released, it became a fast seller on the Nintendo Switch and introduced new fans to a beautiful game series. I loved the cooking mechanism and the free-roaming within the game. There was so much to do that it was overwhelming. Compared to the linear Zelda games, this new open-world concept was one of the best choices the game developers made as Breath of the Wild quickly became very popular amongst the new Zelda fans.
Gaming In Adulthood
(Originally penned 11/9/2019 - updated 12/5/2021) I have been an avid gamer since I was nine years old. I might be enjoying games now more than ever before.
Eight Indie Games That Don't Get Enough Love
I am, from top to bottom, an indie snob, the type that doesn't get excited about any game with mainstream popularity. It's been a boom time for independent developers in the world of electronic entertainment, but also a very challenging one. The biggest hurdle for indie devs is discovery - they depend on the press to get noticed at all. That's why it saddens me to see so many "best of" lists featuring the same mega-sellers over and over again. Seriously, Stardew Valley doesn't need the boost.
Metroid Samus Returns Review
Context is everything, it can make a victory seem more like a defeat and a loss can be softened in time. 2017 was a stellar year for gaming. Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey and Hollow Knight released along with several other incredible titles. Zelda and Mario both got seminal titles that pushed their franchises in all new directions and the little Indie studio Team Cherry produced what is to some the best 2d adventure Metroidvania of all time. But in the midst of all these incredible releases Metroid Samus Returns came out for the aging 3DS platform. I personally did not pick up the game till 2018, and playing it I had a lot of fun, but I was also a little disappointed. Not because of Hollow Knight per se, but because of another smaller release.
The Virtual Reality of Childhood
In early March of 2016, I started putting my change away. Cents here and there, dollars whenever I could afford it. You see, I had been avidly tracking the development of the early Oculus prototypes, and was utterly enthused with the concept of Virtual Reality. What a futuristic concept. How...cyberpunk.
Spooky Game Recommendations for the Faint Hearted
If I had to describe my capacity for spookish content, I'd say that I can stomach anything ranging from a painful stub of the toe to an ominous wind billowing through a dark forest... and that's about it. I am faint of heart, to put it lightly, but I still wish to enjoy Halloween to it's full potential. So, I tide myself over with pumpkin spice lattes, Harry Potter re-runs, and Halloween themed events in my favourite video-games.
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Get The Gift They’ll Actually Love: The Ultimate Gift Guide For Your Special Gamer
The holiday season is just around the corner, and most of us are starting to look for gifts for our loved ones. If you have a gamer in your life, this can be an intimidating task. But, don’t despair; I am here to help you find the perfect gift for your favorite gamer and level up your gamer gift-giving abilities.
So...Collectible Video Game Investment is a Thing Now
My childhood took place during what could be considered the Golden Age of video gaming. The Nintendo was ubiquitous in American households and the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Playstation, and N64 were all released while I was just a young lad. When these came out, there was no way to know that they would hold huge resale value. I mean, you got games to play them and that was that.
Mario Party and the Power of Manifestation
I love me some Mario Party. Part board game, part video game, part snapshot of the human condition, Mario Party is the rare game that all my siblings were down to play.