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Final Fantasy IX Retro Review

I can't believe I played a part in this debacle!-Adelbert Steiner

| Categories: Featured Posts, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Retro, review, Video Games | 40 Comments »

Story “Final Fantasy IX ’s plot centers on a war among nations. Players follow a young thief named Zidane Tribal, who joins with others to defeat Queen Brahne of Alexandria, the one responsible for starting the war. The plot shifts, however, when the characters realize that Brahne is working with an even more threatening person called Kuja.”–Wikipedia […]

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Tackling My Backlog – Catching up Part 1/2

Still pushing through this mountain of games

| Categories: PlayStation 4, Retro, SideArc, Video Games, Wii U, Xbox One | 17 Comments »

As Jeff Goldblum said in “Jurassic Park,” “Life always finds a way to interfere with your plans to play more video games.” (OK, maybe I’m paraphrasing.) Though really, I’ve been playing games. I just haven’t had the chance to talk about them as I wanted. Starting today that changes! I have part 1 of 2 […]

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Analogue and 8Bitdo Give NES the Bluetooth I Never Knew It Needed

I Beat Super Mario Bros. 2 over Bluetooth, and You Can, Too

| Categories: Featured Posts, Retro, Video Games | 9 Comments »

The Xbox 360 improved the quality of my console life in two notable ways. Firstly, I absolutely love having all my console games loaded right on the system at any given time. Playing Adventures of Lolo but having to get up and walk over to the NES to switch it out for some Kickle Cubicle? […]

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Persona 4 : Golden Review A Look Back At The Classic

Re-reviewing my love for a modern JRPG classic

| Categories: Anime, Featured Posts, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Retro, review, SideArc, Video Games | 26 Comments »

Welcome back In case you hadn’t heard, Persona 5 has had the best opening week for the series in Japan, and is coming out soon in the West. At least if you consider February to be soon. Even though this is a few months away for most of us, this seemed like a great time […]

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Tackling My Backlog – “Resident Evil 4”

My first pensive steps into a classic horror game

| Categories: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Retro, SideArc, Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 17 Comments »

“Resident Evil 4.” A well-loved classic of the GameCube which has since been ported to more systems than any other game that I can remember. And yet somehow here I am, having never played it until just a short while ago. I spent about an hour trekking through its opening chapter and then slightly past, […]

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Intro to “Tackling My Backlog”

One lifelong gamer's quest to finally play through all of those games that he's purchased

| Categories: 3DS, Entertainment, NX, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Retro, SideArc, Technology, Video Games, Wii U, Xbox 360 | 29 Comments »

Hello. My online persona is “Ryuuga Hideki” and I have a problem… I have bought way too many video games, making my backlog truly frightening. They say the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem and, well, with some 500 games in my Steam library alone – never mind my ever-growing […]

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Scared Silly

The tiny, little things that you were once afraid of.

| Categories: Entertainment, Featured Posts, Retro, SideArc, Technology, Traditional Games, Video Games | No Comments »

Fright is weird. Some of the things people find scary are weird. Like candles, clowns or cows. But little kids (and some adults) find the oddest aspects of something to be afraid of. With it being Halloween eve, I thought it would be fun to share ridiculous aspects of games, shows, what have you that […]

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