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Computer and video game lover

Guild Wars Memories and Screenshots, Part 2: Beta Weekend Events, October to December 2004

First, I just finished a significant update to my previous Guild Wars post.  I added details about how the game plays and elements unique to E3 for Everyone, and one more screenshot. Continuing on, though, the second public test of … Continue reading

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Guild Wars: Memories and Screenshots, Part 1: Introduction and E3 for Everyone

Sorry that this website was offline for the last week, I hadn’t checked.  It’s back now. Anyway, how do you write about your favorite games?  I’ve often found it harder to write about games I really love than anything else, … Continue reading

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First Impressions: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Vita)

Ys VIII, which released in 2017, is the latest game in the very long-running Ys series from Falcom. Dating back to the mid ’80s, the Ys series of simple but fun action-RPGs. While the Ys series has never been as … Continue reading

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PC Platformers Game Opinion Summaries, Part 16: Digital-Download 2d games (Part 13)

Yes, I’m finally going to start this series up again.  It’s been way too long!  I probably should have a full update ready, but I don’t, so this will have to do.  For this small update, first I’ll post the … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on E3 2018 – It Was Kind of Average

First, I just noticed that none of my four yearly E3 report articles are in the Table of Contents page!  Sorry about that, this oversight has finally been corrected.  Anyway, on to the article. The last few years, I’ve written … Continue reading

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The Nintendo Switch and Modern Console UIs: Why is it Hard to Find and Play Your Games?

In this article I’d like to discuss several important elements of console system menu design which are done … oddly to say the least … on many modern systems. The Switch may be in the title, but everyone is guilty … Continue reading

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Currently, There are Fewer Reasons than Ever to Own Consoles

When comparing the value of computers to consoles, I have always liked both, but overall like the PC a bit more.  Computers are more versatile and have a larger game library, covering more price points, have more variety of control … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on They Are Billions

Since my last post over a month ago, also about this game, I have played a little bit of many games, as usual. However, the game I’ve played the most by far is, still, this game, They Are Billions for … Continue reading

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First Impressions: They Are Billions (PC)

They Are Billions is an RTS/building simulation game in early access on Steam.  It was released in early access in December 2017, but I got the game about a week and a half ago.  I have been very hooked since, … Continue reading

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Small WiiWare/VC List Update & Wii Online Shop Shuts Down In Hours!

As the WiiWare shop is in its final hours — the ability to add money will be shut down 4PM EST tomorrow —  I made a small update to the list here: http://www.blackfalcongames.net/?p=364 .  First, I corrected one price I … Continue reading

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