jdodson1

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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If you are a Destiny fan and have Destiny 2 on Battle.net you've most likely already linked your Battle.net and Steam account to transfer your game on October 1st. That said, if you picked up Destiny 2 for free on Battle.net you might not have transferred yet and you should because Destiny 2 on PC won't be available on Battle.net for the long haul. Bungie has parted ways with Activision and is now flying solo and migrating to Steam is part of the separation. At some point Destiny 2 is going entirely free to play but if you have any account data in Battle.net now is the time to move it over to Steam.

I moved things over and it wasn't too hard. Frankly having Destiny 2 on Steam is something i'd prefer over Battle.net anyway.

https://www.bungie.net/7/en/PCMove


Nintendo is launching Mario Kart tour on mobile September 25th and pre-order is available. Mario Kart Tour launches on iOS and Android and from some early impressions seems to be a fairly simple take on the Mario Kart formula. Not sure this will replace Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch but if it's fun, i'll play it. These Nintendo mobile free titles haven't been great but if you don't have a modern Nintendo system and don't mind simple fun, they aren't too bad.

https://mariokarttour.com/en-US


Nintendo was at the Gamescom expo this year demoing the Link's Awakening remake and released a new video showing off some all new gameplay footage. The biggest news bit from the video is that not only will you unlock more rooms for the Mario Maker styled Zelda Dungeon maker included BUT as you create and complete dungeons you can unlock more rooms to use to create levels. Match this up with the ability to share your creations with friends and to me this looks like it could be a really cool feature of the game.

Link's will make his Awakening very real on September 20th on Nintendo Switch!

Please let me know in the comments if you plan on playing this on launch and if you have played the original Gameboy version?


I haven't shared a Cygnus Destroyer video in quite some time and with the release of his latest Innocent Until Proven Guilty video covering Castlevania: The Adventure now seemed like a great time. Castlevania: The Adventure is in the new Castlevania Collection and as many pick that up they might wonder how the Gameboy game holds up? Weeeeell I don't want to spoil the surprise but let's say the intense lag the game suffers from doesn't help. I'd think Gameboy games should be given a bit of a reprieve given how rudimentary the hardware was technically the Gameboy is capable of 59.73 hz or damn near 60 fps.

"Castlevania: The Adventure is widely considered to be one of the worst entries in the legendary Konami franchise, but in this video game court, it's INNOCENT Until Proven Guilty!"


At this years Disney D23 Expo Star Wars fans were treated to a special D23 panel on Rise of Skywalker along with a new trailer that just dropped. The trailer features a look back at all the Skywalker saga Star Wars films and some all new Rise of Skywalker footage. I urge you to watch it now because in the paragraph i'll be talking trailer spoilers.

Looks like Rey is featured heavily in this trailer and she looks to be a lightsaber wielding badass. Also. The Emperor has some new voice work and what sounds like a taste of Darth Vaders iconic breathing sound. The end of the trailer has had fans guessing what it means as Rey snaps a double-bladed red lightsaber out and looks very ... pro dark side. It's possible this is a vision caused by the Emperor of her dark side ability like we saw in Empire with Luke and the force cave. Or... it's something else entirely.

Rey will get into her dark side attire in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker which comes out on December 20th.


The trailer for the new Star Wars live action show The Mandelorian dropped and it looks better than I imagined. The Mandelorian picks up after the events of Return of the Jedi and if the impaled helmets of Imperial Storm Troopers are an indication, it doesn't look like where the show takes place in is big a fan of the Empire. Disney has been pretty mum about what the show is about and the Mandelorian himself but it seems that he might have a connection to Jango and Boba Fett as the official description mentions them by name.

Tie this up with the news that Ewan McGregor is coming back to play Obi-Wan in another show for Disney+. It seems much of the plans Lucasfilm had for films they are now focusing on Disney+ shows and I think I prefer that. If these shows pickup the "Darth Maul trilogy" arc that we've talked about in Cheerful Ghost Radio and are good Lucasfilm can make as many as they want.

"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."

https://io9.gizmodo.com/hello-there-the-obi-wan-kenobi-show-is-officially-happ-1837475975


I've been eagerly anticipating the launch of Anodyne 2 as I adored the original game. Anodyne 2 is out now and is getting very solid reviews. Anodyne 2 mixes up the early Playstation / N64 era graphics with the 2D sprite feel of the original Anodyne for a very original take on the genre. That said, with development going strong on Tale of the White Wyvern when am I going to have time to play this? Realistically not for quite some time, but if anyone does play this let me know what you think. You know... vicarious living... it's a thing when you're busy.

"Nano Dust infects the islanders of New Theland, distorting their emotions and desires. You play as Nova, a Nano Cleaner who must explore the island, seeking out the sick and shrinking inside their bodies to suction up the Dust.

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust combines the thrilling scale and cinematic storytelling of 3D games with the tight design and easy-to-pick-up satisfaction of 2D Zelda-like adventures. With art that re-imagines the PS1 and N64 era, explore 3D cities, valleys, and wastelands then shrink into the varied 2D mindscapes of characters, from snowy, aurora-lit valleys to perilous volcanic construction sites!
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Shovel Knight is a Cheerful Ghost fan favorite indie game that keeps getting better with each update. The final King of Cards update is coming and before that ... the Shovel Knight board game? Looks like Yacht Club is partnering with Panda Cult Games to release an all new Shovel Knight board game that is heavily inspired by the video game. There are two Kickstarter funding options at $40 for the game with cardboard stand-ups and the $70 version with the full 3D plastic figure prints. What's included in box is pretty impressive at both price points and there is a cool stretch goal at 80k to have the bosses be playable characters. The game is on the way to get funded and I like how simple the backing levels and stretch goals are.

If you want more Shovel Knight and want the most analog way available to play, this is it.

"It is time to sharpen thy shovel once again! Shovel Knight makes his auspicious return to Kickstarter in Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels! Based on the hugely successful crowdfunded video game and made in close cooperation with Yacht Club Games, Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels is a competitive side-scrolling dungeon crawler for 1-4 players. Players compete as different colored Shovel Knights to shovel out justice in spades against the evil Order of No Quarter all while trying to grab the most treasure to prove that they are the one true Shovel Knight!"


LGR is one of the many YouTubers I subscribe to that makes a fun mix of old hardware review videos and video game reviews. It's become one of the coolest channels I watch and I don't share a lot of it because it's not all video game related. That said, I think i'm going to start sharing more of them as Cheerful Ghost is a pretty retro friendly community and I think we all love looking back on crazy old hardware like Zip-drives and Tandy computers.

In one of LGR's more recent reviews he takes a peek back at Empire Earth, a classic RTS game that feels at home with Age of Empires and Rise of Nations.

"Review and retrospective on the RTS game Empire Earth from 2001! Half a million years of human history (and possible future) is covered in this PC gaming classic from Rick Goodman, designer of Age of Empires."


A few days ago I wrote about iD Software releasing the original Doom, Doom 2 and Doom 3 on mobile, Switch, XBox 360 and Playstation 4 during this years Quakecon. Some of the games launched with a few issues that Bethesda has fixed(like requiring you to create a Bethesda.net account) but how do these ports run on modern systems and stack up to the originals? Digital Foundry are some of the best reviewers around and run all the new ports through the paces in this video that's a must watch if you are considering playing these classic games again.


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