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!
That's one more milestone out of the way. Oh, and I made another tweak to the blogs, too!
The picture accompanying this post tells the story: I just graduated from the local community college with my Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, which means I'm now cleared to continue my education at any four-year college in the state. I'll actually be attending an out-of-state college online, to get my Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. So that means plenty more studying and complaining, but yesterday was still a big deal.
If you can see this one in a theater, do that. It's the perfect blockbuster to kick off your summer.
"The Nice Guys" is well aware of the decade in which its story belongs. The filmmakers could have gone with the 80s, or the 90s, and the combination of sex, drugs, cars and violence would still have worked, but in the 70s it all feels just about perfect. Technology, politics and social norms tie everything together beautifully, and the result is thoroughly entertaining.
Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is what you might call an enforcer. He lacks a private investigator's license, but that doesn't prevent him from getting results for his clients as he unofficially sends a "message" (courtesy of his brass knuckles) to anyone who steps out of line.
I've made some improvements to a couple of areas of the site, so I might as well talk them up!
Right now, I should be studying for my Geology 203 class. The semester's first test is coming up on Monday, and I expect to do horribly. So of course, I'm finding it difficult to buckle down and study. Instead, I made some overdue improvements to areas of the site that a lot of folks won't even notice. So I decided to make a post about them.
The first improvement is the most significant. I've updated the site's interface for browsing game listings. The series of slight tweaks is as follows:
Here are 86 additional NES games I would like to obtain before I stop collecting stuff for that system.
I wasn't initially planning to, but today I went ahead and put together a list of the NES games I still want to obtain, to go with my SNES wish list. It is 86 titles long, and when combined with the stuff I already have, will take my collection to a total of around 300 titles.The unfortunate thing about this list is that I've previously owned a number of these games (nearly a quarter of them), including some of the very most expensive titles, but I was forced to sell them in order to pay my rent. So buying them again sucks, but I do still want them. I'll just have to put some of the titles that I'm buying for a second time at the back of the queue, so to speak. Here is the list:
Here are 90 additional SNES games I would like to obtain before I stop collecting stuff for that system.
I love retro games. I don't play them as much as I would like, time constraints being a thing, but I do enjoy collecting them and sometimes diving into my collection and tripping down memory lane.
Today, I decided to put together a list of the SNES games officially released in North America that I would like to purchase in cartridge form. I already own more than 100 games, in cartridge or download form, so I would probably finish up with a collection consisting--between physical and digital--of around 200 games for the system. The list below includes two titles I already own in digital format that I would like to have on cartridges, but otherwise there's no doubling up.
This is NOT the version of the game to buy if you want to play it in English. I know that now.
It's not looking likely that I'll draft an actual review for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune, the recent PlayStation 4 release from Tecmo. I bought the import version, and I waited through a delay or two, and today it finally arrived at my door. Then I discovered that although it will play in my PlayStation 4 just fine, I ordered the Japanese version and that doesn't include the English subtitles I was promised.
Here are a few selected lists of the games that stayed behind when hardware kept advancing...
I was having a discussion about console cycles with someone on another site (why would I even go elsewhere?!), pointing out that the PS3 has had a very long cycle and it's a bit ridiculous to expect the PS4 to repeat that accomplishment. The fellow responded by dropping this gem on me:
And by life cycle, I'm referring to when PS3 came out to when PS4 came out. I don't give a crap about the 2-3 years of additional support after a new system is released.
I was horrified to find that real people feel that way. Think about all of the great games they might be missing. It got me to wondering what games people who hold a similar viewpoint might have missed over the years. I thought it would be fun to go back and point out some of them for a variety of the more popular systems.