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!

Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation (anime review)
February 23, 2016

I will magnanimously forgive you if you always assumed the Hyperdimension Neptunia video games were the result of a perverted man's hard work. After all, there's all that fan service, all of those posterior shots and cleavage close-ups! But no, the license came from the mind of a woman. It turns out you don't have to possess a penis to like boobs. Who knew?

Playing the games, things stay fairly PG-13. I figured--correctly, as it turned out--that the same would be true of the anime. Which I bought. And watched. And... sort of enjoyed. But only sort of, because frankly, there are much better entertainment options available.

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The Comic Artist & His Assistants (anime review)
February 12, 2016

Sentai Filmworks does a great job of making "The Comic Artist & His Assistants" sound like an over-the-top anime packed full of fan service and big laughs. And really, would that be so bad? There are audiences for that sort of thing.

Check out this description, which is presented in bold, colorful lettering on the back of the case: "The Term NSFW Was Invented... To Describe This Guy!"

There also are promises of "lechery" and "perversion," along with "a lack of respect for the feelings of others." These are all character traits that are attributed to Yuki Aito, a manga artist who produces a comic in a (fictional?) publication that sounds a bit like Shonen Jump.

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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 30, 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.


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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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