6 Games to Play in My Backlog if I Ever Stop Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons

As soon as I pay off the final installment of my mortgage, I think I can finally ease off of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Sure, there’s still my house and a whole island to decorate. I also have no plans on exiting the turnip market. However, I can probably let go of my daily runs for fish, bugs, and wood.

What’s next on the queue? Not exactly sure, but I’ve got a bunch of games to work with!

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I Finally Played Metal Gear Solid for the First Time

Widely considered to be one of the best and most influential games of all-time, Metal Gear Solid is a game I’ve been actively dodging for most of my life. Part of that stems from an anti-Sony bias that formed in the 90s that I’ve since shedded. Part of it came from being a stealth game. I hate stealth games with a passion (with one beautiful exception). Even when I bought a copy of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for under $10, I ended up selling it later on without ever playing it.

At long last, during a random PlayStation Classic stream, I did the thing. By the end of it, I wasn’t quite sure of what to do with this newfound knowledge.

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Metal Gear Solid, Rayman, Coolboarders 2, and More! – PlayStation Classic Live Stream

Hot off the heels of Sony revealing the PlayStation 5 controller, I host an impromptu PlayStation Classic stream! We dabble in numerous games, from Metal Gear Solid to Rayman, while sharing our memories with the iconic console. Also, watch my mind melt as I play Metal Gear Solid for the first time!

Click through for the full stream, highlights, and shoutouts!

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First Impressions of the PlayStation Classic

Classic? Hardly. Panned by critics and gamers for falling well short of their expectations, the PlayStation Classic has failed to find an audience. Even after the price drops and promotions, these mini consoles continue to collect dust on store shelves.

But is the PlayStation Classic truly worth dodging at all costs? Once I saw the console on sale at 75% off its original retail price, I decided to buy one. Figured at that price, it’s at least a functional mini console with a few all-time greats, such as Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid. With greatly-reduced expectations and purchased at a price that won’t break the bank, I skim what it has to offer to see if the unit has any merit.

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So I Bought a PlayStation Classic…

It’s safe to say that the PlayStation Classic was a bust. Panned by critics and gamers for its questionable game selection, use of the original PlayStation controllers over the Dualshock, sub-par emulation, and the mixing of NTSC and PAL versions of games, the console has already seen at least one dramatic price cut.

Closer to home, Best Buy Canada slashed over 75% off the original retail price, bringing it down to a measly $29.99. Converted to USD, that’s just $22.41! At a price that low, I couldn’t resist.

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