Gaming and Remembrance: Dragon Age and an Epic Moment

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the early ’90s, HBO used to air a show called Dream On. I don’t remember much about it but it was essentially about a man who was brought up during the time when the television became a central fixture in the household. As with any show, he would get into hijinks, but his reaction …

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The Wizard and Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3

Reading Time: 3 minutes This may sound a little crazy, but my absolute favorite video game movie is, The Wizard (1989) starring Fred Savage, Luke Edwards and Jenny Lewis. Of course, lets not forget that Beau Bridges and Christian Slater were both in it and we got the first peak at Tobey Maguire as well! If you’re not familiar …

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The Debate Over Difficulty Modes

Reading Time: 4 minutes To “git gud,” give up…or play in “baby mode” Recently, with the release of STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order, I entered into the realm of the “Dark Souls” genre of games. Games intentionally made with a difficulty level that is frustrating and demoralizing to the casual gamer. Don’t get me wrong here, I love STAR …

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AMD Adrenalin 2020 Software, I hate it and So Should You

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ask anyone that knows my tendencies in PC builds (which really isn’t that many people) and they will tell you: I like AMD. I’ve been into system building for my entire adult life (ahem.. thats ehhh 20+ years), and all throughout, I’ve mostly gone for AMD stuff. I’ve owned AMD processors repeatedly and a majority …

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Nintendo Entertainment System See Through Build

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Acrylic Build

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is arguable one of, if not the, most iconic video game console of all time. I remember opening my first NES and playing Super Mario Bros. for hours. Sadly, I also remember selling my NES thinking I had no need for such an archaic system as I had upgraded to …

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Fallout 76… I Just Don’t Get It

Fallout 76

Reading Time: 2 minutes I just don’t get it, I tried… I really really tried. Fallout 76 just isn’t what I wanted. Or maybe it’s not want I expected. I don’t know. I absolutely love the idea of post-apocalyptic world where players are emerging for the first time and have to survive against the unknown and potentially other players. …

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Minecraft? “I ain’t playing with f@&$king blocks!”

Reading Time: 2 minutes Those were my exact words to Jason (Gluten Mifflin) the day he suggested playing Minecraft. At the time I knew very little of the game. I knew it was a world composed entirely of blocks. I also knew that you used said blocks to build stuff and protect yourself before monsters came out at night. …

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Minecraft – My First Night 11 Years Ago

Minecraft Character Shot

Reading Time: 2 minutes I remember first hearing about Minecraft many years ago and thinking: “Graphics are terrible, concept is stupid, it’s never going to last.” Boy was I wrong. 11 years later I have clocked a lot of time on the PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and iPhone versions of Minecraft. Presently, myself and Martin (StarDoggedMoon) having been working …

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Happy Birthday, Minecraft…

Minecraft Birthday Creeper

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Minecraft, I hear its your 11th Birthday today! Let me start by wishing you a very, very, “Happy Birthday!” When I first heard about you, well I don’t really remember when or where that was. It was probably from some gaming website somewhere and I probably thought “oh, that’s curious.” I didn’t mark my …

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Minecraft Quality of Life Upgrades

Minecraft Bees Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Minecraft. A game that many love and many don’t understand. At the surface the game looks ridiculous when you compare its graphics to top tier games on current generations. Once you dig deeper into it, it sucks you in and never lets you go. The game is deep, yet simplistic. Minecraft has come along way …

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge a Co-op Experience

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a galaxy far far away… In beautiful Anaheim California – Disneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has opened to the public May 31, 2019 after 3 years of construction. Hoards of people have descended upon Disneyland to visit Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu to visit Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop to build their very …

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Nintendo Switch Surpasses PlayStation 4 Sales in Japan….And?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Big news that hit this week is that the Nintendo Switch surpassed the PlayStation 4 in sales in Japan despite the PlayStation 4 being out for three years before the Nintendo Switch and Japan being the home turf of both systems. Woopididooo! Am I the only one that does not see this as a big …

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Microtransactions: Are they good or bad?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Microtransactions – you either love them or you hate them. No one can argue that microtransactions are the way developers and publishers keep the cash cow growing. In the past the only way for them to make money was at the initial release of the game and if they release a paid DLC later on. …

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Third Party Controllers, a thought.

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am what you could call a “controller snob.” Ever since the early days of the Nintendo Entertainment System I could never use a 3rd party controller. During that time there were some great controllers out there that included rapid fire or even a macro type ability but even with those literal game changing features …

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New Video – Nether Transit Authority

Reading Time: < 1 minute Anyone who has played Minecraft knows how large a realm can be. Some biomes are so far from each other they are almost unreachable or maybe even be a one way trip. That’s why StarDoggedMoon and I have created the Nether Transit Authority, or the NTA for short, to let us travel throughout the realm …

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To buy or not to buy: DLC

Reading Time: 2 minutes Maybe I’m just old school but I really hate the current state of DLC. When I was a kid a new game stood on its own or it failed. There was no paid or free DLC to extend the life of the game and certainly no announced pre-release DLC. Now don’t take this as a …

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Fighting the Wither – Minecraft – a Co-Op moment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today StarDoggedMoon and I decided to take a break from exploring and building on our Minecraft Realm and take on the Wither, which we have never done. I am not even sure whose idea it really was but we immediately agreed and got started planning right away. We obviously knew what the Wither was and …

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Weekend Gaming – What we’re playing…

Reading Time: < 1 minute I hope that everyone has recovered from engorging on their stuffed fowl and all the trimmings. It’s Friday and that means it’s time for some gaming! Here is what we’re playing this weekend: Sea of Thieves Clash of Clans Minecraft We’ve added a new member of our crew in Sea of Thieves and have improved …

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Could Mr. Stabby be making his way to Minecraft??

Reading Time: < 1 minute Not quite! Though I’d love to see that lovable little guy from the Frost Legion once again. The world today however is not quite ready for some kind of crazy Terraria/Minecraft crossover. Instead it seems, that Minecraft could be offering players and “event mob” like that of the aforementioned Frost Legion with the introduction of …

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