Ghost of Tsushima and My Waning Appetite for Big Games

Ghost of Tsushima is a fantastic game. Its presentation is top-notch, from photographic vistas, to stellar voice acting, to thrilling combat. There’s also a ton of content to experience across its vast map.

The problem for me is…there’s a ton of content to experience across its vast map.

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My First Game(s) for Each Console

As November draws near, the hype for new consoles is hitting a fever pitch. I can’t wait to get my hands on my PlayStation 5 next month and experience the next generation of gaming.

All of this excitement got me thinking about my past experiences with new hardware. In particular, the games I got with each new toy. To the best of my memory, here’s

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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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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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Blazing Chrome Review

In a world overtaken by aliens robots, mankind’s only hope is one-or-two trigger happy rebels who can run, jump, and blast everything in sight. Even with the “obvious” difference in enemy types, I wouldn’t blame you for mixing up Blazing Chrome as a successor in the Contra series. Though it doesn’t bear the name, it certainly packs the same punch while making a number of meaningful improvements to the formula.

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Convention Week: Why I Generally Avoid Video Games at Conventions

Welcome to Convention Week! We start things off with a subject that has been an annoyance since the very first convention I’ve ever been to: the line to play video games.

Each year, Fan Expo hosts an exclusive period for patrons with a deluxe pass or higher. If you have one, you can get into the show two hours early. As a deluxe pass holder, I use this time to run straight to the Nintendo booth every year. With the way things work out, this is the only time I have to play video games at this show.

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Mr. Driller Review

Mr. Driller on the PS1 may look cute, but his quest to the bottom is treacherous. As he digs below the surface, he must be mindful of his depleting air supply and falling blocks that can flatten our hero like a pancake. How low can you go?

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Limited Run Games is Releasing the Tetris Effect Soundtrack in a 5-LP Set Along With a Digital Download

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At long last, the Tetris Effect soundtrack soundtrack is finally seeing the light of day. Limited Run Games gets the honours, releasing the music as part of a 5-LP bundle along with a digital download code. Pre-orders begin on November 22, 2019. You can also invest in a limited edition print of the game with a reversible cover and special gold foil highlights.

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Watch Our Extra Life 2019 Marathon!

As if participating in a 25-hour marathon wasn’t difficult enough, the Extra Life site struggled to stay online due to multiple DDoS attacks. Even so, we powered through and raised $1,218 for the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Simply amazing!

View the full post to see the individual parts, as well as the lengthy shoutouts! Thank you all for your support and we’ll see you next year when we do this all over again!

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My Hopes and Dreams for E3 2019

Following E3 this year is going to be difficult for me. I’ll be out in London for its entirety and my internet access will be sporadic. Besides, as much as love to devour the hottest in gaming news, I’m not going to put Steff and I’s lives on hold when we could be enjoying everything London has to offer.

Though I’ll be slow to take to the news, here are a few things I’m hoping to see come to fruition at this year’s event!

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