Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Forthcoming Requiem for Physical Games

I think we all know it’s coming. It happened in music, it happened in film, it happened in books. The day will be coming soon when there are no physical games to buy. It’s inevitable. But that doesn’t mean I … Continue reading

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Not Funny, Animal Crossing

Today is February 26. It’s currently sunny out here in my remote outpost. And -9 degrees F. The wind chill is -24. And the little symbol for our weather on my phone is an igloo with the sun behind it. … Continue reading

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Singing the Praises of Platinum

Game developers are the kind of companies I’d love to work for. In theory. When you look at what a studio has done, you just imagine the work going on in the office, the energy of it, the creativity. I … Continue reading

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Amigos with Amiibos

Nintendo’s NFC experiment, amiibo, has been a wildly frustrating success. They’ve sold like mad, reminiscent of the Beanie Baby craze of a generation ago. On the plus side, I’ve gotten all of the ones I’ve wanted so far. There’s one … Continue reading

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In the Rotation 24.February.2015

I haven’t had much time to play games in the last week or so. Work has been insane, and I was out of town for a long weekend. I got some Samurai Warriors 4 in, having made 7 of my … Continue reading

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In a Hurry?

One of the reasons I gravitate towards handheld gaming is that there is less to set up. No televisions and discs to get right. It seems simpler to flip on the 3DS or Vita and get to it. I like … Continue reading

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Matching Three

I don’t have any games on my phone. It’s largely the same reason I don’t get terribly excited about whatever new Android or iDevices come out: I use these things to communicate, and that usually means work or some form … Continue reading

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