Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee: Jett vs. Adventure Rules

In anticipation of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Ian from Adventure Rules drops by the channel to battle me in Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee! As we attempt to prove that we’re the best (like no one ever was), we discuss the controversy surrounding the upcoming game, ways of reforming the school system to better prepare students for the real world, and the dynamics of who sleeps closest to the door!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Maximus Cup with the Pokemon Sword and Shield Theme!

With Pokemon Sword and Shield on the horizon, it’s time to unlock the Pokemon theme in Tetris 99 as part of the Maximus Cup! While we play to be the very best (like no one ever was), I share some Tetris tips, the recent story of how I got to see the NBA championship trophy in real life, and the importance of using gaming as a platform for making a positive change on the world!

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Death Road to Canada Review

Home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and the place where I proposed to my now-wife, there’s a lot to like in Florida. But when the zombie apocalypse hits and salvation is north of the border, it doesn’t get much worse. If you want to keep your brains intact, you have no choice but to make the trek by any means. Death Road to Canada follows your arduous journey to safety. Will you make it out of America alive?

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A Look Back at Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey

In the wake of NBA Jam, developers attempted to translate the arcade magic to other sports. Some games took off in their own right, such as NFL Blitz. Many others fell off the face of the Earth. Not actually sure where Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey stands in the pantheon of arcade sports games, but it’s one that I remember fondly. Continue reading

Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Part 6 – Turtle Rock and the Wind Fish’s Egg

This is it! From Turtle Rock to the egg, we close out our Link’s Awakening adventure! Before we close the door on Koholint Island, we talk about Luigi’s Mansion 3, our Christmas wish lists, and end the stream with a round of anime video game show and tell!

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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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Lost Let’s Play

It was a random afternoon weekend in the early 90s. I was a kid at the time, playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game on the NES for the umpteenth time. Out of the blue, I had an idea.

“Wouldn’t it be cool if I had video of me playing this game right now?” I thought to myself.

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Made in Japan: Video Games I Imported From the Land of the Rising Sun

In an age where pretty much every major console is region-free and most games are localized globally anyway, the allure of importing games is not what it used to be. However, there was a time when Japan would get games years before the rest of the world. At times, notable games would never make it across the shore. Heck, it took decades for the now-massive Fire Emblem franchise to get a chance at international stardom.

Though I remember the days of seeing import order sheets in the back of video game magazines, I didn’t really start importing games until the Nintendo DS era. The advent of online made it not only easier for me to learn about these great Japan-only games, but to buy them as well. Here are a few titles I bought from a faraway land!

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4 Ways Microsoft Could Win Me Back with the Next Xbox

Microsoft fell from prominence in a big way during this past generation. Sitting on top of the world with the Xbox 360, their hubris tanked the Xbox One before it even hit store shelves. Players were repulsed by the higher price point, the inferior hardware specs, forced Kinect integration, and always-on DRM. I wanted to love my Xbox One like I loved my 360, but it simply didn’t deliver like I would have hoped.

Despite my disappointment, I’m willing to give Microsoft another chance if they do these four things.

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Thank You Everyone For Supporting our Extra Life 25-Hour Gaming Marathon!

A more detailed thank you post to come, but we need to catch up on sleep. Just wanted to say in the immediate term that we appreciate your support so much, from everyone who helped organize this event, to those who played games with me, to everyone that tuned in and enjoyed the show, to everyone who made a generous donation towards the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. You’re the best.

As we catch up on rest, please note that it’s not too late to donate! Every bit makes a positive difference on the lives of children in pediatric care. Thank you for your support and I’ll see you again soon!


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