For the most part i've decided to stop buying a lot of new games and focus on playing through my backlog for the next year. It's still something i'm working out the final details on (how many games to limit myself to purchase next year, if any at all) and what games i'll play in some kind of order. Now that I have a son my time is limited and i'd like to spend it the best I can and since I have games i've never played now seems like a good time to do that. One such game is Zelda II: The Adventure of Link a game that before I picked got it with the NES Classic I've never owned before. I've played it a handful of times and always thought it was an interesting... Read All

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Back in the 1986 Nintendo released the Nintendo Cereal System that was available for about three years before it was discontinued. It had two bags of cereal such as the separate Mario & Zelda bags. My favorite was the Zelda cereal and I only ate it a couple of time's at my cousin's house as my parents never let us get it. Looks like kids everywhere are getting another chance to eat Mario in cereal form because Nintendo is partnering with Kelloggs to bring us Super Mario Cereal. Not only will kids get to eat Mario but the box comes with a scannable Amiibo that allows you in game bonuses in Super Mario Odyssey such as gold coins and hearts.

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Today Capcom announced that Mega Man 11 is in development and will be launched in 2018! The good news is there is a new Mega Man game coming out and my hope for it will that it will live up to the Mega Man series legacy and be challenging. That said, visually it looks pretty much like Mighty No. 9 and that surprised me a bit. Personally i'd have continued the Mega Man numbered sequels with the old school pixel art graphics and then continued the Mega Man X series with the Mighty No 9 art style.

Capcom also noted that both Mega Man Legacy collections are coming to the Switch and that they are working on collections for the Mega Man X series.

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The Yogscast Jingle Jam 2017 released today. For $35 you get Rust, Dungeon of the Endless, Qube Director's Cut, Garry's Mod, and two Team Fortress 2 badges. BUT, every day until Christmas, a new game gets added to the goodies.

The games will total $847 and all proceeds go to charity. While the bundle runs for most of the month, they say supplies are limited so if you know you're interested, it may be a good idea to jump on early.

Check it out here: https://www.humblebundle.com/yogscast-jingle-jam-2017

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The Modern Rogue is a great channel on YouTube where two guys, Brian and Jason, learn about cool stuff. From beer and whiskey to fighting with knives and swords to modern tech hacks, these guys cover a wide range of topics. In this video, they build a game emulator from a Raspberry Pi, and keep it understandable for us noobs to computer building.

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Apparently we all had time to watch the latest Marvel mega-hit Thor Ragnarok. Jon seems to have a huge crush on Chris Hemsworth so the episode may be worth listening to for that alone. Where do we think Marvel films should go next and what are we excited for in the upcoming Infinity War film? Spoilers abound but we draw the mark about halfway through the show.

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Into the Breach is the upcoming turn based Robots vs Monsters strategy game by the creators of FTL. Recently PC Gamer has been playing an updated build and shared the gameplay video above. I can't make out much from the game itself except the person playing it was experimenting with it in ways that weren't entirely easy to understand. One thing I did take away from the game is that it looks pretty far along in development and it seems like every choice you make impacts how the battles will turn out. Into the Breach also seems like it's designed for mobile devices in mind as well as PC so it seems we might be able to play it on whichever platform you want.... Read All

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This Black Friday I bought a couple gaming related items and one such thing was The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts for $11 on Amazon which is an incredible steal of a deal. At 427 pages and weighing in at 6 pounds this book is a beastly tome that will take you quite some time to finish. Firstly it's a very rich sampler of the art of each Zelda game starting with the original Legend of Zelda on NES and finishing up with Skyward Sword. It drops a couple of pages to the latest Zelda Breath of the Wild but you can sort of tell that the game wasn't quite released when the book was being made because the Breath of the Wild coverage isn't more than a couple... Read All

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I was recently a guest on Game Dev's Quest which is a local Podcast all about the process of making Indie Games and in the latest episode I talk about Cheerful Ghost and my involvement publishing Starship Rubicon. Rett, Taylor and I talk about all of that and also round things off talking about mindfulness and chasing the next $60 game. For quite some time i've been thinking about how to structure the games I pick next to play to better fit in my life and find something sustainable because it seems like every couple days a new incredibly engrossing $60 game comes out I have no time to play. I really enjoy Game Dev's Quest and if you like a couple of friends... Read All

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I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! As you all tuck into eating more turkey than you should I was wondering what we will all be playing and watching this weekend? Linked above is my ritual MST3K Turkey Day marathon and they are starting out with the Swedish classic “The Day The Earth Froze!” I’ve been playing a lot of The Adventures of Link and that’s been really fun to play(check my review on it later)!

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Wanted to share this NES Review by YouTuber Killian Experience before we all enter the Thanksgiving holiday. I laughed out loud so many times watching this review because of how inventive the jokes and commentary is. If you like Red Letter Media Plinkett Reviews or other deconstructive reviews you need to watch this!

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And if playing the first hour of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is telling, this entry into the Animal Crossing franchise won't let you down! As I was running around in-game with my newly created Animal Crossing buddy I realized that I wasn't too deserted by the games amazingly plush graphics or storytelling. I've seen some people on Twitter make themselves cry tears of joy at the launch of this game but as a pretty reasonable Nintendo fan who hasn't said goodbye to my love for Nintendo because I haven't felt like they've run around or hurt me. I've really known Nintendo for a long time and I think my hearts aching for more Nintendo franchises on mobile. But... Read All

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PixelJunk Monsters is one of the original tower defense games that was caught in the early Indie craze. It's been ported to a ton of systems after it's initial PS3 launch and has been in a handful of Indie Bundles as well as getting a Wii U port. Recently it's creators, Q-Games have dropped a Kickstarter for an entirely new version of PixelJunk Monsters that's free to play on mobile called PixelJunk Monsters Duo.

"Fans have been clamoring for the return of PixelJunk Monsters and we've been listening! We want to bring it to them and hopefully to a whole new group of players as well! Allowing anyone to pick up and play Monsters on their phone is one of the... Read All

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"Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers and governments regulating most of the Internet must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. For instance, under these principles, internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content."

The Internet is one of the best inventions of humankind and if it didn't exist I wouldn't have a job. It's reach is vast and there is no end to how future humans will use it and have it... Read All

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Neverwinter Nights is a classic PC RPG that came out in 2002 and still has a very active community. One reason for the large community so long after the games release is because BioWare built up an incredible set of game building tools allowing anyone the ability to build campaigns, persistent worlds and basically anything you could think of. Lots of community content still exists and persistent worlds are still played now.

Recently Beamdog announced that they are going to release Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition with some new features such as:

* Improved Display: Your portrait, combat bar, inventory, and other UI elements adjust in size based on your... Read All

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