And I’m Done with Ni no Kuni: A Response Post

It is always a shame when one of our favorite gaming franchises either dies or is reduced to a shadow of its former self.  Not long ago, Hatm0nster published a post on how he was finally done with the Paper Mario franchise (as am I), due to the sad fact that the series has lost…

It Only Took Me 26 Years to Get 101% in Donkey Kong Country

The title pretty much sums it up.  I grew up with the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES.  I adore these games and have played them countless times over the years.  And while I have managed to get 102% in the second game and 103% in the third game, motivated to do so…

Stuck in Gaming’s Past: A Response Post

When I was reading Cary’s post entitled “I Am the Future of Gaming?”, I couldn’t help but see myself.  For me, too, the future of gaming couldn’t be further from the truth.  Forever stuck in the past, I will often find myself buying a new console just before its predecessor is announced.  More often than…

R.I.P. Xbox 360; Goodbye Old Friend

It is not lost on me that just a couple weeks ago I was all like Pish posh! What am I to the future of gaming? Now, as I stare at my permanently dead Xbox 360, I can’t help but wonder if the future isn’t taunting me in some manner. Truth be told, I knew…

I Think I’m Finally Bored of New Horizons

After months and months of diligently playing the newest entry to the Animal Crossing series, of carefully crafting the perfect island, decorating the perfect house, and collecting the perfect set of villagers, I think I’m finally bored.  That’s not to say the game isn’t fantastic.  Because I absolutely love it.  But until the next major…

The Sims 4: Saying Goodbye

This is the final post about my experience playing The Sims 4 for the first time. For previous posts in the series, see here (part 1), here (part 2), here (part 3), and here (part 4). Upon venturing into Peeps’ senior years in The Sims 4, one of the first things I did was to…

Top Changes I’d Like to See in New Horizons

With Animal Crossing: New Horizons receiving frequent updates to add new events and other features, I started thinking about other improvements I’d like to see in future updates.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you have any changes of your own that you’re hoping Nintendo will implement, please share your thoughts…

The Sims 4: Love and Loss

This is an ongoing series about my experience playing The Sims 4 for the first time. For other previous posts in the series, click here (part 1), here (part 2), and here (part 3). If Peeps seemed to be something of a mild, computer-addicted introvert in her twenty-somethings, middle-aged Peeps is proving to be something…

I’ve Got Big Plans for Quackville

Last week, I wrote about how I finally got a 5-star rating in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  With that milestone now out of the way, I decided that my next goal was to terraform the island of my dreams.  After watching a whole bunch of island tours on YouTube and general brainstorming, I had a…

Quackville is Now a 5-Star Island!

I’ve done it, folks!  I finally achieved that coveted 5-star rating for my island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!  It took a lot of work…a lot of visits to Isabelle to see what she wanted me to do next.  And boy…does my island look awful!