All About The SNES Classic Edition

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Nintendo announced the Super Nintendo Classic Edition today, priced at $79.99 USD to launch September 29th in Canada.

Already people are wondering if they could possibly get their hands on it, and critiquing the choice of games (unless you’re just excited about Star Fox 2). Finding out they are including five feet long cords instead of the NES Classic three feet is a good sign, but I’m sure that’ll ...

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Can we talk about the Nintendo Switch with any level of reason?

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The Nintendo Switch.

Oh boy.

Let me be clear: I am a Nintendo fanboy. I am up front about it. If they do something wrong I have a tendency to downplay it or just not talk about it. I will also be reactionary to someone making dumb statements about Nintendo because I feel they are unfairly maligned, all while knowing it’s just a corporation that wants my money and loyalty ...

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2016 Entertainment in Top 5 List Form

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I heard you like lists?

It’s the very last day of 2016, which means I have a moral obligation to dust off the old blog and create a list. It’s a good time to post something since I took a break from writing this year and plan to get back into it. Waiting for a completely arbitrary calendar flip is a poor way to create good habits but you didn’t ...

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Jimmy Kimmel, YouTube and Straight Punching

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Last Friday, Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to do a segment on YouTube Gaming, the brand new game streaming service by YouTube meant to compete with Twitch.

Jimmy Kimmel then did a response yesterday talking about all of the hate and vitriol he has received for doing the bit, continuing to talk about how he saw watching someone play a videogame to be silly.

So ...

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#FFVI20Years: My Star Wars

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This is an introspective I’m doing for Final Fantasy III, better known as Final Fantasy VI for the Super Nintendo. While the game was first released in Japan on April 2, 1994 and I first owned it on December 24, 1994, the North American release was on October 20, 1994. That’s a good place for North American readers to go back 20 years ago to when they first could play ...

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Putting Away the Sword: The Appeal of Non-Violent Adventure Games

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I can’t recall the first videogame I played (I do know I once tried to feed an Atari 2600 Kool-Aid) but I do know the kind of games I first played. Super Mario Bros. was a big one. Ikari Warriors, Adventure Island, Legend of Zelda, Immortal, Castlevania, all of these games I know I played when I wasn’t even in elementary school yet. All of these games have something ...

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#FFVI20Years: The War of the Magi

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This is an introspective I’m doing for Final Fantasy III, better known as Final Fantasy VI for the Super Nintendo. While the game was first released in Japan on April 2, 1994 and I first owned it on December 24, 1994, the North American release was on October 20, 1994. That’s a good place for North American readers to go back 20 years ago to when they first could play ...

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#GamerGate is difficult to write about

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This has been a very frustrating summer.

Personally it was frustrating but my personal frustrations are quaint in comparison to the frustrations around the world. From ISIS to Ferguson to the backlash against the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, heck just today I’m seeing stolen photos get posted on Twitter of nude celebrities and wondering what is going on. But the one that has really got to me ...

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On Fred Phelps, Pure Evil and Empathy

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It’s rare for a death to be celebrated by so many, but when in your life you’ve spent much of it celebrating the death of people you never met? It isn’t surprising for the same to happen to you.

Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Chruch died today at the age of 84.

I had an opportunity to see Fred’s son Nate earlier this month but being ...

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Things I don’t shut up about: when did it become odd for women to play videogames?

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My life doesn’t function without videogames nearby.

When I was born, the house already had an Atari 2600. I once tried to feed it purple Kool-Aid. Turns out that was proof that when you’re at the age where people don’t actually describe your age in years but months? You’re actually who warning labels were made for.

Later on in my young life, my parents purchased a Nintendo Entertainment System. It ...

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