Sega Genesis Mini Review

Sega could have been the publisher that kick-started the modern wave of mini retro consoles. They were releasing products in this market years before Nintendo did. Unlike the Big N though, Sega didn’t take this market seriously for a long time. Outsourcing the work to AtGames, they published shoddy devices with poor emulation meant to be sold on the cheap.

Then the NES Classic happened. Consumers appreciated its quality hardware and emulation and the device sold gangbusters. Taking the operation back in-house, the Genesis Mini represents Sega’s attempt at creating a high-caliber mini console that can not only compete against the new wave of competition, but present their legacy in a better light.

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Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Part 5 – From Eagle Tower to Turtle Rock

From getting a key ocarina song, to completing Eagle Tower, to entering Turtle Rock, we got a lot done during this Link’s Awakening stream! Along the way, we talk about games we’d take with us to a desert island, the evolution of libraries, do some Wii show and tell, and learn the story of how a new friend found my channel in the a rather unique way!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Canadian Thanksgiving Edition

We get off to a hot start early on with multiple top 5 finishes in Tetris 99. From there, the channel got hit with a huge raid and we got multiple donations for Extra Life from outside sources! Thank you all for the support! During our campaign, we also talked about EGLX, my initial impressions from playing Ring Fit Adventure, what it means to sell out, and the importance of supporting charitable causes!

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Building a Better Future for the Kids Through Extra Life and Tetris 99

Tetris 99 is my go-to streaming game. Besides providing a modern twist on an all-time classic, the game has proven to be a popular draw for me on Twitch. Almost every weekend, our community congregates on the channel to chat about an assortment of gaming and non-gaming topics while some also play the game with me.

Most of the time it’s a pretty chill stream with a few hype moments when I eek my way out of a jam or when I get into the top 10. However, with my Extra Life campaign in full swing, the stakes have been raised.

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Exceptions to the Rule: Video Games That Defy My General Taste That I Love Anyway

Over the course of one’s lifetime, we develop a preference for certain things. For example, I generally like hip-hop, pop, and rock music. Meanwhile, I’m not really into country. Having said that, I love Taylor Swift’s early work, am a fan of Kane Brown, and will always sing “Redneck Woman” out loud during rare instances when it plays in my car.

When it comes to video games, I also have preferences and exceptions. What games defy your tastes that you love anyway? Here are a few of my rule-breakers!

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EGLX 2019 in Pictures

The Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo is the largest video gaming convention in Canada. Though the event has been taking place for a few years now, this was my first time attending. Here’s an assortment of pictures and a recap of what we experienced!

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Let’s Play The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Part 4 – Face Shrine

I get tripped up pretty bad through the Face Shrine, but we manage to make it through eventually! All the while, we talk about the upcoming EGLX game convention, share some of our favourite content creators, and do a little bit of Halloween-themed board game show and tell!

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Sega Genesis Mini Live Stream featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Streets of Rage 2, and More!

On the morning of Thanksgiving Monday in Canada, I sat down to sample a number of games on the Sega Genesis Mini! We played Sonic the Hedgehog, Tetris, Eternal Champions, Comix Zone, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Streets of Rage 2, Darius, Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, and Virtua Fighter 2!

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The Process Behind Running My Stream

Developing my streaming process has been…a process. For a long time, I failed to see the forest through the trees. Trying to squeeze the most performance out of my underpowered hardware, I spent too much time figuring out how to present a technically-competent stream and not enough time thinking about everything else that goes into it. Didn’t have a plan to promote my stream. Didn’t think about what type of content I wanted to create once I got things working. Didn’t even think about why I was doing this in the first place beyond seeing whether I could do it at all.

My aimlessness came back to haunt me when I came up just short of reaching Twitch Affiliate status. Even though it wasn’t a goal I was actively targeting, missing the mark forced me to really think about what I wanted and the steps required to get there. Streaming is still a struggle, but having a better handle on my goals has really helped me define my approach to this demanding hobby.

As of now, this is the process I go through to make each stream happen.

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Canadian Thanksgiving Edition

In the midst of Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, I booted up the Switch to play more Tetris 99 in support of Extra Life! Two big wins means two big donations! Also, we share what we’re thankful for, discuss retro mini consoles, and the downfall of rock music!

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