Here, you'll find up to 20 of the most recent posts from the people I follow. Only public results gleaned from the last 200 overall posts to HG Blogs will be displayed. If you see no results below, that means I'm not following a lot of people, or the people I'm following haven't been active in a long while, or they simply aren't sharing their posts.


Jerec's Games of May 2021
Posted May 31, 2021 by jerec

Another month down.

FINISHED

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)

I've clocked in at over 150 hours, and there are still things I haven't done. But I've beaten everything I can without grinding to unlock the last few rare blades in the damn gacha system (why...?). There is also some stuff that requires New Game Plus, but I'm not ready for that. But as it is, I finished all the available sidequests and finished the game itself. I'll go back and finish Torna eventually.

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The Big List of Games I Beat in 2021 pt.5
Posted May 29, 2021 by EmP

In 2020, I decided I was going to stop buying new games and declare war on the backlog. Much like the majority of gamers, I own more games than I can ever play in a lifetime but countless games I want to play get shuffled further and further to the back while the endless stream of new stuff gets stacked on top of them. It was a success! Aside from cashing in steam vouchers over Christmas that I had received as a gift, I purchased exactly zero new games, and the backlog was sufficiently injured. Any current year games I played were at the behest of constant backlog enemy, Jason Venter, who even now is plotting ways to trick me into playing more visual novels. THE GOAL: Do the same thing in 2021. Block Venter. Profit.

//In Progress//

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My first update in like 8 months or so
Posted May 14, 2021 by overdrive

So, what am I playing now? And why am I asking myself then when I plan to type it up anyway?

Shadows of Mordor: Like with most games based around stealth, it took a little while for me to get into this one. But when I did, it's become an addiction where I run around and terrorize Orcs for no reason other than because I can. I'll play for a few hours and not advance anything related to the actual plot. Might do a weapon quest or a couple "free people" quests and collect some relics and stuff, but I'll spend more time finding fun ways to slaughter Orcs.

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Jerec's Games of April 2021
Posted April 30, 2021 by jerec

Another month of gaming!

FINISHED

Persona 5: The Phantom Strikers (PS4)

This was a satisfying experience all around. It felt like a true and proper sequel to Persona 5, although since they worked on Royal at probably the same time, the additional content doesn't mesh as well. But that's okay. Some really awesome moments in the latter half of the game - some that fit right up there with moments from the original. I think I was about half way through by the end of March, and I knocked out the last section of the game today so it would count as an April finish, although there are still some post-game missions to do, and the remaining trophies don't look too difficult to obtain. But I'm counting this one as done since I beat the final boss and watched the end credits.

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Jason's amazing direct sale of PS4 games
Posted April 28, 2021 by honestgamer

Recently, I moved from one apartment to another and the process made me realize I have way too much... stuff. A lot of that stuff, admittedly, is games. And I do like games. I like owning a lot of them physically, even. But I've realized I need to be more selective about what I buy and keep, and I've accepted that a lot of the great games in my collection would give greater joy to other collectors while I shuffle priorities. So I purchased a lot of digital versions of games I own, and I went a little nuts and now I need to sell some stuff in a hurry.

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The Big List of Games I Beat in 2021 pt.4
Posted April 23, 2021 by EmP

//In Progress//



8Doors: Arum's Afterlife Adventure Had a slight hiccup with this one; my save file seemed to get corrupted and I lost about 2-3 hours of progress. Itís one of those Metroidvania things, so the good news is, now I know where I'm going, I managed to catch back up pretty quick. It has you going through purgatory, based on Korean folktales. Also, a frog with a cowboy hat sits on your head and offers bad advice. Very good stuff so far.

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PS3/Vita game purchases get a stay of execution from Sony
Posted April 19, 2021 by honestgamer

Today Sony made a proclamation and it was actually good news for a change. In a special announcement, Jim Ryan revealed the company has (mostly) reversed course on its recent decision to stop selling games from various older platforms on the PlayStation Store.

Currently, PlayStation 3, PSP and Vita games were set to disappear from the store on July 2nd (in the case of the first two) and August 27th (in the Vita's case). This has unexpectedly changed.

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Stuff you might want to buy on the PlayStation Store while you still can
Posted April 09, 2021 by honestgamer

I've already blogged about why I believe it is a shame the PlayStation 3, Vita and PSP software libraries will no longer be available for purchase after July 2nd (for PS3 and PSP) and August 27th (for Vita). I won't repeat all of that here. Instead, I thought it might be useful to outline some of the games you can still buy today through the ludicrously awkward PlayStation Store on your PS3 console that you won't be able to purchase after the above dates.

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Jerec's Games of March 2021
Posted March 30, 2021 by jerec

Edit - a little early, but it's the afternoon of the 31st here and I don't imagine I'm going to finish another game today.

FINISHED

Ys I (PC)

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The Big List of Games I Beat in 2021 pt.3
Posted March 29, 2021 by EmP

In 2020, I decided I was going to stop buying new games and declare war on the backlog. Much like the majority of gamers, I own more games than I can ever play in a lifetime but countless games I want to play get shuffled further and further to the back while the endless stream of new stuff gets stacked on top of them. It was a success! Aside from cashing in steam vouchers over Christmas that I had received as a gift, I purchased exactly zero new games, and the backlog was sufficiently injured. Any current year games I played were on the behest of constant backlog enemy, Jason Venter, who even now is plotting ways to trick me into playing more visual novels. THE GOAL: Do the same thing in 2021. Block Venter. Profit.

//In Progress//

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Why it matters that Sony is taking away its PS3, PSP and Vita storefronts
Posted March 28, 2021 by honestgamer

On the NES, there is a game called Day Dreamin' Davey. It's about a young school lad who escapes into the worlds of his dreams and has adventures. I've played it before, and even recently added it to my collection. Someday, I'll probably play it a lot more. But my point in mentioning the game isn't to remind you that it exists. Rather, it's to say that if you changed the protagonist's name to Jason, it might well be a game about me.

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Jerec's Games of February 2021
Posted February 28, 2021 by jerec

FINISHED

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (Steam)

This one clocked in at around 85 hours (in game), though Steam says it's around 63 hours. An interesting side effect of Turbo mode is that it basically speeds up time. I was absolutely hooked on this, finishing it up pretty early in February. So much character development, and a very engaging story that pays off all the setup from this game and the previous title. As soon as I finished it, I launched right into the third game.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky The 3rd (Steam)

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Sentimental K
Posted February 23, 2021 by Germ

Hey everybody. I got my name in the credits of the early access game "Sentimental K" after I helped redo some of the English localization. It's a fun roguelite. I have some Steam keys so feel free to DM me and I'll give them out until I run out.

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The Big List of Games I Beat in 2021 pt.2
Posted February 08, 2021 by EmP

In 2020, I decided I was going to stop buying new games and declare war on the backlog. Much like the majority of gamers, I own more games than I can ever play in a lifetime but countless games I want to play get shuffled further and further to the back while the endless stream of new stuff gets stacked on top of them. It was a success! Aside from cashing in steam vouchers over Christmas that I had received as a gift, I purchased exactly zero new games, and the backlog was sufficiently injured. Any current year games I played were on the behest of constant backlog enemy, Jason Venter, who even now is plotting ways to trick me into playing more visual novels. THE GOAL: Do the same thing in 2021. Block Venter. Profit.

//In Progress//


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Jerec's Games of January 2021
Posted January 31, 2021 by jerec

Writing up my whole year of gaming progress for last year was a bit of a challenge (and there might've been some stuff I forgot), so I'mma try to do this monthly.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC (Steam)

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The Big List of Games I Beat in 2021
Posted January 23, 2021 by EmP

In 2020, I decided I was going to stop buying new games and declare war on the backlog. Much like the majority of gamers, I own more games than I can ever play in a lifetime but countless games I want to play get shuffled further and further to the back while the endless stream of new stuff gets stacked on top of them. It was a success! Aside from cashing in steam vouchers over Christmas that I had received as a gift, I purchased exactly zero new games, and the backlog was sufficiently injured. Any current year games I played were on the behest of constant backlog enemy, Jason Venter, who even now is plotting ways to trick me into playing more visual novels. THE GOAL: Do the same thing in 2021. Block Venter. Profit.

//The Backlog Mortuary//

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Project Referb: December 2020
Posted January 02, 2021 by EmP

The Idea: Every week or so, to take a review that's unexplainably racked up a lot of rapid fire hits for reasons no one will ever understand and update it. Not rewrite it completely, but tidy away sections that have maybe not aged well, add screenshots where applicable and update the tagline in order to promote that punlife I have chosen. The site's undergone a lot of changes over the years, and the formatting once used has aged. For example! I remember the first time I played around with putting screenshots in the body of my review then tourney and/or RotW judge, Jerec, wondered out loud if it was a form of cheating. It's not my intention to rewrite handfuls of old reviews, just bring them a little up to date. If I can retrofit a pun tagline in there, all the better.

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Jerec's Games of 2020
Posted January 01, 2021 by jerec

My gaming time in the last six years was drastically cut down. Being an adult with a full time job, living on my own, didn't always leave a lot of time for games. I might get a couple of hours in on a weekend. It took a special game to actually get me playing in the evening after work (I generally just watched TV shows until it was time to sleep).

Disco Elysium (PC)

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20 Super Nintendo Games That Need to Come to Nintendo Switch Online
Posted November 13, 2020 by honestgamer

Inspired by Indie Gamer Chick's (currently, as of the time I post this) ongoing dive through Super Nintendo gems of yesteryear, I decided to put together a list of the 20 Super Nintendo games I would most like to see added to the Nintendo Switch Online service to better help that service live up to its potential.

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The stuff I'm playing right now
Posted September 16, 2020 by overdrive

Bloodborne: I started this a little while back and have made it fairly far, I guess. Right now, I'm in the Nightmare Frontier and stopped while in an outdoor area where you fight giants that throw big rocks. The last boss I beat was Shadows of Yharnam, which was a tough one. Particularly because the NPC you can summon gives help in a luck-based way. One fight, he was dead in about five seconds because he charged the candle-n-sword one right when he was doing that fire-breathing deal and that was that. And this was a fight where I wanted the NPC help due to it being 3-on-1 with enemies who complement each other well. Did Cainhurst Castle, but still have to beat the boss. Logarius is fairly easy with hit-and-run strategies until he gets pissed and turns into in-your-face death personi

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