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Computer and video game lover

Guild Wars Memories and Screenshots, Part 6: June + July 2005, I Bought the Game

A bit over a month after the release of the game and those two days I spent playing the release version of Guild Wars with the access that my preorder got me, I finally bought Guild Wars.  I bought a … Continue reading

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Guild Wars Memories and Screenshots, Part 5: Beta Weekend Event, April 2005, and Preorder Release, May 2005

This time I cover a very important period in Guild Wars’ history: the release of the game!  First, though, came the final beta test in April 2005.  Then in May, the game released.  I’ll cover both the April BWE and … Continue reading

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Guild Wars Memories and Screenshots, Part 4: Beta Weekend Event, March 2005

It’s time for more “new” Guild Wars screenshots!  I really like that I’m finally posting all these online, anyway, so this series definitely will continue.  If it gets enough parts I might add another top-bar page for the GW screenshot … Continue reading

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Guild Wars Memories and Screenshots, Part 3: Beta Weekend Events, January and February 2005

Yes, it’s a third part in this ongoing series.  I’ve only ever posted a handful of these screenshots on the internet before, so almost all of them are new.  Well, it’s been long enough, so here they are.  The core … Continue reading

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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, May 2004

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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