Video Gaming

I have highly specific video game interests.

Thank You, Mr. Iwata

It’s been almost a month since Satoru Iwata’s sudden passing. I still think about it almost every day. The thought immediately following is usually some version of “That’s messed up.” It’s astounding, something that no one really saw coming. The way we found out. The sudden outpouring of emotion on social media. The fan art – […]

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Glitches: Koopa in a Hill

Yoshi’s Island is one of my all-time favorite video games, one reaching a platforming perfection few games, including its “sequels”, have been able to recapture. So it would make sense that it’s one of few I played enough to discover a glitch: this glitch, which I submitted looong ago to a Mario fansite I used to frequent.

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Super Smash Bros.: Fighting Polygon Team!

I drew this for one of many art collaborations going around social media right now! In particular, these guys are from Super Smash Bros. — remember them? I have fond childhood memories of trying desperately (and failing ) to outrun these guys in Race to the Finish. Personally, I think they should make a comeback […]

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Awesome Games Done Quick 2014: Fighting Cancer with Games!

Awesome Games Done Quick

For some reason, I only JUST found out about this event — a week-long, 24-hour livestream of video game speedruns done to raise funds for cancer research through the Prevent Cancer Foundation. A great thing for a great cause: as of this posting, they’ve raised $363,000 of their $500,000 goal! I’ve been watching on-and-off since Tuesday and I’ve gotta say, as someone who knows one too many people touched by cancer, and as a gamer, that I’m very happy this event exists to help people.

EDIT: They ultimately raised over one million dollars! $1,023,218.02 as of 1/14 10 AM CST. That’s amazing.

Shantae WIP

I discovered the Shantae games this year. I had been told about them in the past, but I sort of overlooked them in the midst of my comically oversized gaming backlog. I picked up the original Game Boy game on the Nintendo 3DS eShop this summer, and it’s wonderful! I can’t believe I didn’t know […]

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