Bathing in Awkward Velva

March 31, 2015

Hello readers!  I have a personal question to ask, because I feel this is something we all tend to encounter at one point or another.  First, though, some backstory. On the 20th, Mario Party 10 was released.  Along side it, six new Amiibos came out with it.  Some friends, my significant other, and I decided to go look for some of them, particularly Toad.  Initially, we didn’t find him at…


Another Case Solved

March 11, 2015

  I frequently bemoan free to play mobile games. Allow me to make amends and talk about a rare gem in the slew of games vying for your attention and money. AT Game’s Another Case Solved is a free-to-play mobile game available for iOS and Android that doesn’t actually suck the fun out of itself with unreasonable demands of your wallet. Yes, there is a pay-to-win aspect, but it’s minimal,…


Pokemon Shuffle is Evil

February 27, 2015

I was completely ready to write about how I finished Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and wanted to put out a brief about how I felt about the game now.  However, something else caught my attention, and who really wanted to read me gushing about Toad again?  Even though everyone probably said a heartfelt nope, too bad! The game was cute and true to its quality through and through.  The ending…


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Giant From The North Review

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
February 17, 2015

I hope everybody had a lovely Valentine’s Day, or a great Cheap Chocolate Day haul. I also hope Nintendo fans got a copy of Majora’s Mask and maybe the new Monster Hunter for the 3DS. My significant other is happily tearing through MM, while I got myself a different little treat: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U!  It’s way more fun than flowers and easier on the hips…


A Hug from Animal Crossing

February 11, 2015

  This past week has been awful.  Worse than stepping on a Lego, worse than dropping your ice cream on the sidewalk, worse than half your team in a ranked LoL match disconnecting, this past week outright stank.  Whenever I am down in the dumps, I have always turned to video games to soothe my wrecked brain, preferably something handheld.  Typically, I’d immediately grab the latest Pokemon, curl up in…


Guild Wars 2 for $10.00

January 25, 2015

  Just a quick heads up.  I’m already late by a day posting this, but I just heard of it, and thought perhaps some of our readers would be interested in this deal as well. Alongside the official announcement of Guild War 2‘s first expansion, Heart of Thorns, players can get a digital base Guild Wars 2 game for $10.00 this weekend.  For just five dollars more (a grand total of $15.00), you…


Horribly Late Christmas Ornament

January 20, 2015

Here’s a riddle for you, dear readers.  What do you get when you mix one part laziness, two parts easily distracted, and a sprinkle of festive cheer for flavor?  My Christmas tree, still sitting in my living room!  I can’t possibly be the only person with their decorations still up, right?  Right.  This does give me an opportunity to do something I had been planning to do before Christmas, but…


The Cost of Freemium Games

January 14, 2015

I got my first touch screen device (an iPod Touch 3S) several years ago.  It was my baby, but also my gateway drug.  I have hundreds of physical, grade A games, yet it was so easy to not play them.  I had this little toy that made it simple to find a game, download it quickly, start it up, and let that gratuitous rewarding begin immediately.  Even more, it’s free! …


Gamers Vs. Moving: Packing Games

November 15, 2014

I have two things in common with a lot of people right now.  I love video games, and enjoy collecting them.  My current tally says I’m around 500 physical games.  I am also preparing to move several hours away from my dinky little town to a new, less dinky little town.  While I’m thrilled to experience a new town (and enjoy some fresh game hunting grounds), there is a rather…