Songs For My Baby Girl Haley! – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 6

Thanks to the help of everyone in the chat, we’ve started creating a whole album of songs inspired by Haley in Stardew Valley! Can’t imagine anyone not instantly swooning for these new romantic classics! We also delve deeper into the mines, mismanage our transition into summer, and react to Heather’s incredible animated short about the time Haley rejected me at the dance!

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Events That Defined My Experience with the 8th Generation of Consoles

Headlined by the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and Switch, the 8th generation of consoles has been a weird one for me. Coming off the previous generation where I spent more money and invested more time into gaming than ever, this one did not come close to capturing my imagination in the same way. That said, there were a few bright spots that should continue to shine going into the new wave.

With the sun setting on the 8th generation of consoles, here are the events that shaped my experience with it.

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A Look Back at Super C

From its run-and-gun power fantasy action, to being the most important use of the Konami Code ever, Contra on the NES is one of the most iconic games of its time. Everyone in my circle knew and loved it, and I would discover years later through the internet that the game struck a chord with much of the gaming populace around the world. Decades later, that game holds up incredibly well relative to the modern action games of today.

While the series would carry on for many years after that NES release, none of the franchises subsequent releases came even close to capturing the worldwide frenzy of the original. Super C was the first of those subsequent releases that fell short of its predecessor’s success. However, it didn’t fall short because it was a bad game.

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Shall We Dance? – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 5

Coming to grips with my past romantic failures in Stardew Valley, I lay it all on the line for Haley right off the bat. When I wasn’t putting on the moves, I dove deep into the mines for rare minerals. Throughout the stream, we also touch on the subject of long distance relationships, rough working conditions, and a trio of random games make it into show & tell!

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So Much to Do and So Little Time in Stardew Valley

Each day in Stardew Valley takes about 14 minutes in real time. By design, you won’t be able to do everything before bedtime. Oftentimes when I’m playing the game, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of things I might want to do in a given moment. While I’ve mostly chosen to go with the approach of doing whatever feels good in the moment, it feels like I could use more than just the game’s in-game tracking tools to keep my agenda straight.

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SteamWorld Quest Review

Off the strength of two stellar SteamWorld Dig games and the excellent SteamWorld Heist, Image & Form have proven themselves as a developer worthy of my attention. I’m willing to give them a chance on whatever they put out.

Put that line of thinking to the test when I finally got around to SteamWorld Quest. This time, the talented studio tries their hand at creating a turn-based JRPG with a card battling system. Does Image & Form continue its hot streak?

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Boy With Love – Stardew Valley Live Stream – Part 4

Coming to grips with my past romantic failures in Stardew Valley, I lay it all on the line for Haley right off the bat. When I wasn’t putting on the moves, I dove deep into the mines for rare minerals. Throughout the stream, we also touch on the subject of long distance relationships, rough working conditions, and a trio of random games make it into show & tell!

At the end, I take a few detours into a few oldies: Atari Flashback Classics and Panel De Pon!

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Overwatch and Spray Paint Art Review Live Stream!

In between Overwatch matches, I share my latest round of spray paint art. Not only do I have the final products here, but I also have video documenting my process! We also discuss the awkwardness of blind dates and thank Queen Victoria for the Canadian long weekend!

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A Nod to Image & Form, the Makers of the SteamWorld Series

Having just purchased a Humble Bundle, my friend JJ found himself with an extra copy of SteamWorld Dig on the Nintendo 3DS. He was gracious enough to offer me the code. Then I forgot a out it for awhile.

Eventually, I found myself sitting on a train to Montreal with nothing to do. Firing up SteamWorld Dig for the first time, time melted away as I tore through their brilliant take on the Metroidvania genre. As the train pulled into Montreal, I was actually mad that I didn’t have a few extra minutes to wrap things up.

Thus began my love affair with Image & Form, the brilliant minds behind the SteamWorld series.

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