Finding Balance 2020, General

Quick Review: Super Mario 3D All Stars

Since we’re all sitting at home it seemed like a great time to pull out more video games to play. Recently Nintendo launched Super Mario 3D All Stars for the Switch, which is a compilation of Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, and Mario Galaxy. Since I was more of a computer gamer in the past, I […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

Quick Review: Red Dead Redemption

I’m waaaay late to the party here, but I finally grabbed a copy of Red Dead Redemption from my son and gave it a whirl. I enjoy story driven games, and I had heard a lot of positive things about RDR. I started playing this a few months ago, and tonight I finally got to […]

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Finding Balance 2020, General

Quick Review: The Outer Worlds

I’ve wanted to lose myself in a video game lately, and recently saw that The Outer Worlds was now available on the Nintendo Switch. It reminded me that the game existed, but the initial reviews of the Switch port were somewhat mediocre. So, I opted to pick it up on XBox One, which worked out […]

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Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

A weekend in Chicago

This past weekend I got to take a trip with my youngest son to the Windy City. This was the first time he and I have done a vacation together, and with kids getting older, who knows how may more trips will be in our future. When I asked him where he wanted to go […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Pokémon Go revisited

Back in 2016 I jumped on the craze that is Pokémon Go. I played for a while, and then eventually put it way. However, recently, many of my friends have gotten back in to the game, and so I’ve started playing again, and I’ve found it to be way more fun than when I tried […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Too young

Back in 2007 I was a big World of Warcraft gamer, and it remained my primary hobby for many, many years. I was deeply involved in the community around the game, and many of the personalities who talked about it in various forms of media. One of the biggest names of the day, that I […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Steamworld Dig 2

A while ago I played through Steamworld Dig on the Wii U. I really enjoyed the game and found the game play style fun and engaging. Needless to say I was excited to see that Steamworld Dig 2 was on sale recently in the Nintendo Switch eShop. I plunked down my money and have been […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

The magic of playthroughs

From time to time there’s a video game that I’d really like to play, but for some reason or another, it’s just not feasible. A recent example of this is the new Star Wars Battlefront II. The second edition of this game added a cool single player campaign mode, and I’m a sucker for a […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Quick review: Snipperclips

When we first got our Nintendo Switch we quickly discovered a fun little indie game called Snipperclips. The gist of the game is that you and your partner are two shape, and you have the ability to ‘snip’ each other into other shapes. You then use your unique forms to do various challenges. Those challenges […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Quick Review: Mario Odyssey

My son and I went out for the midnight release of Super Mario Odyssey a week ago and he’s been having a great time with it ever since. I got a chance the other day to play a bit on my own and I can see why all of the reviews of this game are […]

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