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About Me:

I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!


My 10 Favorite Video Games Released in 2015
January 03, 2016

Way back when, you probably had a good chance of playing every great game released during a calendar year. Back then, there were maybe 10 hot titles for any one system, and there were maybe three systems worth following. So if you had a fair bit of money and some time (less time, even, since a lot of those old games were quite short), you could stay on top of things.

2015 is different. There are dozens of new games released every week, and a lot of them are really big, time-consuming affairs. You have to take a smart approach. You have to decide to skip some games, maybe even potentially great ones, because there's just not enough time. You promise yourself you'll get back to them, but you know you're lying.

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Her Story spoiler discussion
December 31, 2015

I finally played through Her Story, and you can find my review right here. The short version is that I liked the game a lot.

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILER DISCUSSION, AND SO MIGHT ANY REPLIES, AS THE TITLE SUGGESTS. READ NO FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T YET PLAYED THE GAME!

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My Health and My Review Output
December 06, 2015

Today, I submitted a review for The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure on Wii U. I had been interested in the game ever since it was announced. PR sent an email giving people the chance to request a review copy, which I did. But I never heard back, so recently I finally just bought it with a discount from my wife's employer. Then I played through it while the site was down and I couldn't edit reviews like I had intended.

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Super Mario Maker courses thread
September 27, 2015

Super Mario Maker is a lot of fun, and the more time you spend with it, the better you'll get at designing new courses... at least in theory.

Unfortunately, with so many people building courses (and with a lot of them representing early efforts that aren't a lot of fun to play), there are necessary limits to how many courses an individual can upload. Until you earn a lot of "favorites" from other people who play through your courses, you won't be able to upload more than 10 courses.

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My Little Super Mario Bros. Project
September 19, 2015

This post is outdated. I've since deleted most of the courses to make room for newer ones built after I had more tools available and more experience. Sorry!

If you have Super Mario Maker, let me just take a moment to invite you to come along with me on a brand new Mario adventure... made by me! Whether my desire lasts longer than this weekend or not, we shall see!

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Super Mario Maker Proves Times Change
September 11, 2015

As I have written previously, my younger self was a passionate gamer who thought he might want to grow up to design games. I even went so far as to submit a game design proposal for "Super Mario Bros. 4" to the folks at Nintendo of America, but they rejected it. They were very kind about it, at least.

In the form rejection letter, the representative noted: "Every game we make takes a substantial investment of both time and money. In fact, creating a game as complex as Super Mario Bros. 3 can require years and involve the talents of complete teams of planners, artists and programmers."

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Top 100 NES Games I Want to See HonestGamers Cover Soon
September 08, 2015

Some time ago, I put together a list of the 100 NES games I would most like to see staff and freelancers cover on the site. The idea at the time was that eventually, I might have money to pay people to cover these titles, so I was just giving everyone a sneak peak.

That list is as follows:

001. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonstrike
002. Adventure Island III
003. Adventures of Lolo 2
004. Adventures of Lolo 3
005. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
006. Alfred Chicken
007. Bad Dudes
008. The Bard's Tale
009. Baseball
010. Baseball Stars
011. Batman
012. Batman: Return of the Joker
013. Contra Force
014. Cowboy Kid
015. Fist of the North Star
016. Gilligan's Island
017. Ikari III: The Rescue
018. Ikari Warriors (sashanan covered it)
019. Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

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