Joined 01/23/2012

I'm an Engineer and built the video game community Cheerful Ghost and text based mini-MMO Tale of the White Wyvern.

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In a follow up to the incredible Link's Awakening Remake of 2019, Nintendo is back with The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom! Looks like the game starts where the Zelda games typically end with a big boss fight with Gannon, but this time Link is taken out of the picture and Zelda is the one that needs to save the day. The graphics and gameplay look similar to the Link's Awakening Remake, which I am very happy to see. Will Nintendo release a new top down Zelda Adventure every handful of years? I hope so.

The Switch Link's Awakening Remake is such a classic in my house that my son and I are playing through it right now. Will Echoes of Wisdom be as good? I hope so.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom will release on Nintendo Switch this September 26th!


Lazy Game Reviews (LGR) is one of the better retro video game and PC oddware YouTube channels I watch. Clint often releases retrospectives on older PC titles and his latest on Unreal Tournament 2004 is one of his best. Like many olds I started with Unreal Tournament and played that a lot until Unreal Tournament 2003 and then 2004 unseated them all for my shooter of choice. I played it quite a bit at University and with friends and Onslaught is still on of my favorite shooter game modes. I've hoped that Epic Games would come back to Unreal Tournament and polish up the remake they launched years ago but they have stopped focusing on that in favor of Fortnite. Focusing on Fortnite makes sense, I just would love a little attention to Unreal. (Unreal Tournament and Ut2004 HD remasters please!)

"Revisiting UT2004 two decades later! This sequel to UT99 (er, UT2003?) from Epic Games and Digital Extremes was a staple of PC gaming in the 2000s, with the bombastic Onslaught mode being added to the classics of deathmatch, capture the flag, and so on. So let's review this classic FPS and dive into its predecessor, its gameplay, multiplayer, mods and more!"

Microsoft is finally capping off it's turn based strategy remakes with Age of Mythology: Retold which looks to remake the old game with an entirely new engine. Microsoft has given this treatment to Age of Empires, Age of Empires II, III and now ending with Age of Mythology. I always enjoyed playing Age of Mythology with my friends because it contained much of the core gameplay of Age of Empires with the added benefit of massive Titan Gods that would awesomely lay waste to everything. Age of Mythology: Retold looks to be coming to PC and XBox in 2024!

"Celebrating the 30th anniversary of SimCity 2000 with an LGR retrospective review! The sequel to the classic Maxis city builder was a true game changer in 1993, improving nearly every part of the game and adding so many things that would become staples of the genre. So let's take a look at the MS-DOS version, the many ports and releases, and its legacy decades later!"

When I'm thinking of my favorite SimCity games SimCity 2000 on Mac tops my list with SimCity on Super Nintendo coming in a distant second. SimCity on Super Nintendo is much more accessable but SimCity 2000 really ratchets up the gameplay making SimCity a much deeper game.

Return to Monkey Island is the final installment that capped off the original Monkey Island games in 2022. Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman came back and according to most fans, the game was a success. Recently I watched the Noclip Documentary that covers the original games as well as the new Return to Monkey Island in one of the better game docs I've seen in quite some time. That said, if you haven't played the games the documentary contains massive spoilers for the whole series.

Make sure to watch and donate to Awesome Games Done Quick 2024 in support of The Prevent Cancer Foundation.

"The Prevent Cancer Foundation, founded in 1985, is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization. Their mission is to save lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection, by focusing their work through research, education, outreach, and advocacy. Their vision is to: "Stop Cancer Before it Starts"."

To learn more about the Prevent Cancer Foundation, visit preventcancer.org.


Wanted to wish you all a very Happy Holidays! Also, feel free to share what Holiday loot the Mythical Presents Elf may have gifted you. 🎁

"Watch as David L Craddock moderates a chat between John Romero and John Carmack about Wolfenstein, DOOM and Quake. One hour of great conversation on DOOM's 30th Anniversary."

DOOM is 30? Oh yeah, right, right I'm very old.

DOOM is one of those games I have running on nearly everything and most recently played it on my Steam Deck and it's still fantastic. To celebrate the 30th of DOOM John Romero released Sigil 2 which you can get for free within DOOM or nab the free WAD from John's site as well as a Physical version.


"In Angry Video Game Nerd episode 212, The Nerd crosses another game off his bucket list with the Super Nintendo RPG classic, Final Fantasy III... or Final Fantasy VI as its known outside the States!"

The Nerd isn't wrong, Final Fantasy VI is one of the greatest games of all time. If you've yet to play it or if you are long time fan, his review is well worth the watch. I plan on replaying this game again soon I'm just wondering if I should play the new pixel remaster or the original Super Nintendo version?

I never considered that Amazon would pay for a Fallout TV show much less that it would look as incredible as this trailer does! I also appreciate that they are not retelling a Fallout video game story and the show is just another story in the Fallout world.

The first episode of the new Fallout show releases on Amazon April 12th and I will absolutely be watching each one.

"Based on one of the greatest video game series of all time, Fallout is the story of haves and have-nots in a world in which there’s almost nothing left to have. 200 years after the apocalypse, the gentle denizens of luxury fallout shelters are forced to return to the irradiated hellscape their ancestors left behind — and are shocked to discover an incredibly complex, gleefully weird and highly violent universe waiting for them. From executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of Westworld, starring Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins and more. Arriving April 12 on Prime Video."