The road to getting a Nintendo Switch

Pixel Art by Reddit user "ApostonReddit"I didn’t plan on getting a Nintendo Switch, but I’m not always right at predicting the future either. It all started when I brought out the old Gamecube and started playing Mario Kart Double Dash. While that game is fun, there’s nothing quite like the online races from Mario Kart 8 which I played on a borrowed Wii U from my nephew. And then I discovered Twitch…

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Miitomo review: Nintendo’s 1st original app

miitomo review 1A while back Nintendo announced it was going to release an app called “Miitomo” for smartphones. It’s now been released in Japan, so I thought I would try it out and do a Miitomo review. This is Nintendo’s first original mobile app, not including whatever Pokemon apps they previously released. Let’s not waste any time and get right to it. On to the Miitomo review!

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Legends of Localization Book 1 (Zelda) Review

legends of localization book 1 zelda

I recently came into possession of the first Legends of Localization book. What is it, you might ask? It’s a combination of all the things I’m passionate about rolled into ONE. The history of video games, retro games, The Legend of Zelda, game localization, and the Japanese language. I could never have imagined that one day a book that had all of these qualities would exist. Well, it’s finally here and I wanted to take some time to talk about it.

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My top 10 games I regret buying

games I regret buying
This is a list of the top 10 games I regret buying. They come from all sorts of platforms and time periods, but the end result is I regret buying them for one reason or another. Have you played some of the games on my list?

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Famitsu Japanese Game Magazine Nov. 1991

famitsu mandarakeI was in Osaka the other day and found a collection of old magazines. I happened to find a massive collection of old issues of Famitsu. I bought a few issues and wanted to share my pickups. This is a weekly issue from November in 1991! This issue of Famitsu is pretty old, which means we’re likely to find some old gaming treasures inside. I’m basically time traveling by flipping through this magazine. At this point, you can probably call this a retro game magazine. I flipped through it and took some photos of some of the things I thought would be interesting to share. Let’s take a look!

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Limited Edition Super Mario Gum

Limited Edition Super Mario Gum

Time for something fun. I knew as soon as I saw the news about limited edition Super Mario Bros. gum, I just had to buy it. I showed the announcement to a friend of mine and he said that the gum was sold out at his nearby convenience store. I thought I would test my luck and go to one near me. I was in luck! Both the Mario and Luigi gum were in stock.  Which one tasted the best?

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OpenEmu: Ultimate Retro Gaming Experience

OpenEmu: No Power Glove required!

Finally, I can talk about OpenEmu! A long time ago, it wasn’t easy to find a way to play retro games (Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis) on Mac computers. It was always possible using Windows, but the software was ugly and not smooth to use. For Mac gamers, everything has changed since the release of a retro game emulator called “OpenEmu“, exclusively for the Mac.

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