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The Final Countdown

It’s been roughly one year since I started this blog. Back in March I was asking myself if I could finish my backlog by my 25th birthday. It looks like those estimates were a bit too bold. May 22nd is now … Continue reading

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Turok – Dinosaur Hunter: Life Finds a Way. My Bullets Say Otherwise.

Turok was the zeitgeist of the nineties. Released during the heyday of the Jurassic Park craze (and just three months prior to the the opening of the second movie, The Lost World), Turok was an appealing fantasy for those who … Continue reading

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Seven Practical Tips for Clearing Out Your Backlog

Clearing out a backlog is a game of mental endurance. I started this blog because I love to write in my spare time, but also because I had already been trying for over a year to beat my old collection … Continue reading

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Mario is Missing: Mario Meets Edutainment

My generation’s baptism into the bizarre world of ‘edutainment’ came with our school-mandated curriculum of the Oregon Trail series. Sure, it was supposed teach you about pioneers, but the designers made a crucial mistake – it was actually fun as hell to play. This basically guaranteed two … Continue reading

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The Gears of War trilogy: Instant Fun, Just Add Friends

I hope you’ll forgive the laziness of critiquing an entire series of games in a single review, but I didn’t feel compelled (read: motivated enough) to analyze my thoughts on each game in separate posts. Over the last weekend I … Continue reading

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Six Websites to Help You Manage and Clear Your Backlog

Clearing out a backlog takes some serious discipline. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to most people that the first step towards clearing one out should be to catalog your games, and then determine which ones to beat first. Besides giving … Continue reading

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Scribblenauts: Helicopter and a Rope

I am a grumpy, old gamer who lacks any sort of imagination. Well, at least that’s what I felt like playing Scribblenauts. I bought Scribblenauts on its launch day, deliberately visiting a GameStop just to pick it up despite a lifelong proclivity … Continue reading

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Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons – Damn It Feels Good to Be Playing Zelda Again

Oracle of Seasons was a game my brother and I got for a long car trip one day when we were kids. I can’t say I remembered much about the game except I know we got pretty far in it, … Continue reading

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Back by popular demand!

Wow, looks like I got a lot more feedback on that last post than I originally anticipated! Several people, either in passing or via Facebook, mentioned some of the games I took off my backlog. It’s kind of flattering, actually, … Continue reading

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Trimming the fat

I’ve been playing through Scribblenauts lately, and one thing is becoming abundantly clear: I am not having a good time with it. It’s controls are beyond frustrating, and the puzzles, with their potential to be unique an interesting, are banal … Continue reading

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