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GregoPeck gives this game a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is a fun game, with very few bugs or gameplay issues, and is well worth your time.
Rad
GregoPeck gives this game a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is a fun game, with very few bugs or gameplay issues, and is well worth your time.
I wouldn’t call myself a die-hard Sims fan, but I have played some of the games in the series, starting with the first one. I’ve also played The Sims 3, as it was given away for free on Origin. However, there was a recent sale and I was able to buy The Sims 4 for just $10. I thought that was a great deal, so I got it. Unfortunately, I was pretty blown away with how many expansions there are for the game and there doesn’t seem to be an all-in-one version, which I think would be cool, although probably a bit expensive. I figured if I liked the game enough, I could buy expansions whenever I wanted or catch them on sale. That said, I didn’t buy any special version of the... Read All

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GregoPeck gives this game a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is a fun game, with very few bugs or gameplay issues, and is well worth your time.
Rad
GregoPeck gives this game a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is a fun game, with very few bugs or gameplay issues, and is well worth your time.
I found out about Far Cry Primal from one of my favorite YouTubers, Sl1pg8r. He had early access to the game and was able to show it off before it was released. I had never played a Far Cry game, so I knew nothing about the series. I only knew what I saw in those videos Sl1pg8r posted. It looked interesting enough, so I added it to my wish list (on various sites). I ended up buying it recently at a good discount. I recently finished it, so it’s time to write about it!

The game is called Far Cry Primal for a reason, it takes place in 10,000 B.C.E., so you’re not going to have access to modern technology. You do still have a variety of primal weaponry, such as bows (and... Read All

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Metal Jesus got his hands on the new RetreoN 77 Atari Remake system and put it through the paces. The whole retro console remake market is pretty hot and this system seems to have a nice light footprint starting out at about $70. That said, it's not perfect and it seems RetreoN is having issues with the controllers in the first run. That said if you are looking for a good way to play your Atari games in HD this is a solid option.

"PROS:
Runs real 2600 cartridges (approx 99% compatibility)
720P HD output
Supports original Atari joysticks and paddles
Toggle 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio
Super long controller cable
Looks nice

CONS:
Joystick may break during heavy use
Doesn't support... Read All

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This years Summer Games Done Quick was one of the best i've seen to date I think a couple reasons for this is that there are a lot of great new speedrunners running awesome games and the Games Done Quick team is better than ever. This years charity was Doctors without Borders and it's a cool thing to consider that Games Done Quick is the biggest single funding event it has and this year was a blowout with 2.1 million raised! If you want to relive the entire week you can stream it all on the Games Done Quick YouTube page or just check out the runs i'll highlight here. I wanted to talk about a few now and will create a few more posts in the upcoming weeks.

Final Fantasy... Read All

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Wanted to wish all the stateside Ghosts a very happy Independence Day. Drop off what you’re doing in the comments and enjoy the national feast of hot dogs!

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This might seem like an odd topic for Cheerful Ghost but as we are all lovers of film the discussion seems useful. Cheerful Ghost has a booth at Portland Retro Game Expo each year and as a way to make a few bucks to help cover the booth cost and a stab at doing something a bit unusual we sell VHS tapes. I've been a light collector of VHS for the last couple years and selling tapes at the booth was a natural progression of that. All that said, I recently found a video that takes a second look at the home video format and VHS specifically. It's a great video and I think many of the points are spot on as some films really are better suited to be watched at home rather... Read All

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an upcoming game for the Switch and 3DS that you can play a demo of right now on both systems. It launches on July 13th but we know quite a bit about it already and from what we know it looks like a great Wii U port. Digital Foundry reviews the new Switch and 3DS demo and compares them to the original Wii U version. Some good news is that the Switch version ups the resolution from 720p => 1080p a really nice improvement. The Digital Foundry video mentioned that the Wii U capped most games as 720p as I figured they'd be 1080p but it seems the Switch is a much more powerful system.

Nintendo keeps brining the amazing Wii U ports and in... Read All

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If you want to play Duck Hunt on a modern LCD TV the Modern Mallard Kickstarter might be the ticket. It requires you to mod your light gun & game cart for it to work and the base pledge is $129. It's a super incredible project but... I got a CRT TV for $10 and it works awesome with Duck Hunt. Still, if you want to HD all the things this is a really compelling option.

"Well, you can't play Duck Hunt anymore with your NES: it doesn't work on modern flat-screen TVs. You need an old, bulky tube (CRT) TV to play. The Zapper can't "see" modern TVs, and modern TVs have enough delay on their inputs to confuse the game. You're out of luck.

Until now.

Do you want to play your... Read All

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Pokemon Quest just launched on Android and iOS two days ago and i've been playing it a bit since it dropped. I'm going to say right at the top that Pokemon Quest is a good mobile game and it's free to play elements aren't too annoying. That said, the game is good but not great and it's not quite boring, but it's not that compelling either. You might as well call Pokemon Quest "Pokemon Rival Turf Wars" because the basic gameplay is you have 3 Pokemon in a group they walk around levels automagically and pick fights with other Pokemon until your Poke-gang kicks everyones ass. Your group has an overall power level and it's easy to tell if you have enough power to beat the... Read All

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Edmund McMillen is one half of the old Team Meat that made Super Meat Boy and he's recently gone off to work with new teams on projects such as The Binding of Isaac Rebirth, The End is Nigh and now with his brand new Kickstarter project The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. Four Souls is a neat looking group card game where funding it at $25 gets you the base game and upping your pledge gets you more. Not really sure from the video how the game plays but it looks like fun and if it's anything like the base game, it's difficult, dark and features lots of poop and tears. Which, you know, sounds awesome.

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It’s back baby! I just picked mine up at Walmart.

If you’ve been holding out, as of this posting they are available at Target and Walmart locations, on Walmart.com, and Gamestop.com.

Check out nowinstock.net for more updates as more stores get it or they sell out, but it seems your best bet is getting it in person.

https://www.nowinstock.net/videogaming/consoles/nesclassicmini/

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In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio we talk all about E3 and what we thought the highlights were. We’re not covering everything, just the parts that stuck with us. At the end of the show we hand out who we think came away with the best of show!

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As I race around the Internets I see interesting stuff and today I read a headline on Kotaku that I wanted to ask you all here. The article was just a question to the community about what games they'd be playing forever. I was thinking about those games for me and also was wondering what those games are for you? I have a bit of a non-subtle hint with this post. Yeah... i'm pretty sure i'll be playing Terraria off and on forever. I also think i'm going to keep playing retro games like Mario 2, 3, World, Link to the Past, Tetris, etc. But it's not all retro games as some newer games that I plan on revisiting are the Borderlands series, Hearthstone(as long as they keep... Read All

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Today we are very happy to launch Cheerful Ghost on Patreon! Patreon is a site for funding the things you love and we decided to use it to help you become a Member! Right now we have two funding levels on Patreon Supporter and Member. The premium Member level gets you a full Cheerful Ghost Membership (site title, comment colors & bling).

I encourage you to watch our Patreon pitch video, head over to the site and back us today! We consider this an important step in the future of the site and moving forward we plan on lots of new Member features that should be pretty fun. Plus, it's awesome to support the things you love and we really appreciate it!

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Summer Games Done Quick 2018 is starting up today @ 9.30am with a 30 minute pre-show and rolling right into Banjo-Tootie. Sunday is a great first day with WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, Majora's Mask 3D & Doom 2016! I urge you to check out the schedule linked below, watch a few streams and donate to Doctors without Borders!

https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick

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